The time to end the demo had come, and Taylor had one last impressive moment in him. Zooming the camera all the way out, he revealed a third faction of the power struggle - the green-loving, alien-powered Aeon Illuminate. They'd been quietly toiling away in this world's version of Australia, but were about to announce their presence in a huge way - nukes. In fact, all three sides launched all the nukes they had within a few moments of one another, and we watched the barrage trace graceful arcs across the sky, then cover most of the planet in mushroom clouds. Big finish. The wait for Supreme Commander to hit store shelves in early 2007 is going to be a long one.
May 11, 2006