Month: July 2023

men-of-war-2Fulqrum Publishing and Ukrainian studio Best Way are happy to announce the Final Beta weekend for the highly-anticipated real-time strategy title Men of War II will begin on Thursday, August 10, and conclude on Monday, August 14. This Final Beta weekend marks the third time fans will have access to the game ahead of the release on September 20th, 2023, via Steam, Epic Games Store and other digital store fronts. It will be available to download for free via the Men of War II Steam page, where players can immediately head to and sign up for access today.

During the open beta, players will be able to experience Men of War II’s Classic Modes, a highly-requested feature from the community, which will take players back to the multiplayer experience of previous Men of War games. Players will be able to simply select which nation they want to play as, and will immediately have access to all that nation’s units in each match. There are no battalions and echelons, with the player calling in their forces based on a combination of each unit’s individual timer, as well as the player’s own pool of resources.

Meanwhile, fans looking for a new experience can check out the Realism Mode, which offers a higher chance of disabling and capturing enemy vehicles, fewer visual cues concerning the visibility and health of their units, a more limited range of fire for weapons and many more gameplay changes.

This Final open Beta is based on community feedback from thousands of players who have already played, tested, and provided their thoughts on the previous two public tests on everything from unit balance to optimization improvements. The version in this Beta will closely mirror the full release experience, with further features, lots of content, and other modes added at launch. The developers will continue to work on polishing and balancing based on fresh player feedback from this Beta. Players’ progress and saves in this open beta test will not carry over to release.

More game information is available on the Men of War II webpage.

victory-at-sea-atlanticEvil Twin Artworks is proud to announce its newest game, Victory at Sea: Atlantic, a naval combat game set in the Atlantic Theatre of World War II.

Victory at Sea: Atlantic builds on the success of our previous naval combat games, Victory At Sea and Victory at Sea Pacific. In this game, players will experience an immersive naval combat experience that includes an epic new weather system, highly detailed ship models and more in depth tactics.

One of the most exciting new features of Victory at Sea: Atlantic is the overhauled combat mechanics for ships, submarines, and aircraft. In addition, players will be able to engage in aircraft bombing raids on land targets and undertake espionage and sabotage of enemy targets.

Our team has worked hard to create a new campaign mode that includes the management of energy, food, and population, adding a new strategic dimension to gameplay and making protection of the Atlantic trade route vital to victory. Players will need to navigate enemy wolf packs that stalk Allied shipping lanes as they strive to complete their missions.

Victory at Sea: Atlantic also boasts enhanced AI and improved performance, making it a game that is not only visually stunning, but also incredibly responsive and fun to play.

Visit the Victory at Sea Atlantic Website for more information.

Together with third-party developer Heavy Ordnance Works, Bohemia Interactive announces the release of the Arma 3 Creator DLC: Spearhead 1944. The launch is being celebrated with a new trailer.

This brand new expansion for Arma 3 will deploy players back to the fields of Normandy, a massive 150 km² terrain, in a historic World War II setting. Here, players can take part in a multiplayer co-op campaign with up to 24 players inspired by real events. This new addition also offers 90+ weapons and vehicles (including variants), 400+ clothing and gear variants, 6 multiplayer scenarios, new playable factions, immersive audio design and music, and much more.

Grab your rifle and prepare to deploy to Normandy where you’ll experience World War II combat with the grand scale and intense realism that only the Arma platform can deliver. Spearhead 1944 places you in the boots of the soldiers fighting to break out from a tenuous foothold in the hellish maze of the bocage to liberate occupied Normandy.

Play your way, with a wide array of iconic weapons and vehicles. Join the fight for liberation, or hold your ground across a new 150 km2 representation of real-world terrain based on inland Normandy. Command a tank, light up your flamethrower, dial in your sniper scope, or grab your medical supplies. Dive into a sprawling new co-op campaign for up to 24 players inspired by Operation Cobra. Or take the fight to the enemy with multiplayer game modes, a French Resistance-focused singleplayer scenario and US and German faction showcases.

The Arma 3 Creator DLC: Spearhead 1944 is available now on Steam for $17.99 USD (€17.99 EUR / £14.99 GBP). Those who purchase the DLC in the first week of its release (before August 1), will receive a 10% discount (price with discount applied: $16.19 USD / €16.19 EUR / £13.49 GBP).

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Wargaming, publisher and developer of leading naval battle MMO World of Warships, is making a splash with an abundance of refreshing content for its July update. This drop sees a new fleet of Tier II–X Spanish cruisers arrive in Early Access, as well as some exciting updates for the game’s collaboration with iconic cartoon character Popeye the Sailor Man and charity FORCE BLUE for World Ocean Month. The update also introduces the fifth wave of Azur Lane content, a new collection dedicated to a major battle from WWI with a Premium destroyer as its final reward, and a new branch of European destroyers for all players.

Watch the Update 12.6 trailer HERE.

Spanish cruisers in Early Access

Kicking off the update, World of Warships welcomes an entirely new branch of Spanish cruisers to the Tech Tree. Spanning Tier II to X, the range features nine ships with solid armor; main battery guns with a long reach and good damage per minute, plus the “Burst Fire” mode; and short-range torpedoes. The new ships can be unlocked in Early Access through various means, such as by obtaining random bundles and the different sets they hold. In addition to the ships, the random bundle sets also offer loads of themed Spanish content, including a commemorative flag and special permanent camouflages.

This range of cruisers also offers players a decent range of consumables to deploy in battle, with Hydroacoustic Search available for ships of Tier IV and above and Defensive AA Fire available for Tier VI and higher ships. Ships from Tier VII upward also have the Repair Teams, Fighter, and Spotter consumables at their disposal.

For more information about the update please visit the official World of Warships website.

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supreme-ruler-2030BattleGoat Studios is very excited to announce July 25th 2023 as the official release date for our upcoming title Supreme Ruler 2030. Supreme Ruler 2030 is a next generation Geopolitical Real-Time Strategy game for PC, developed by BattleGoat Studios and distributed through Steam.

The game offers players the opportunity to choose a region and take on the role of that nation’s leader. Nearly all present day countries and regions will be represented, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Players have control over the finances, industries, military, research and diplomacy of the selected country. Gameplay is in variable speed real time, allowing actions while paused for planning and faster speeds to watch the action unfold. Government ministers are there to assist players, allowing them to manage what they want, and automate less important decisions.

During the recent Steam NextFest, thousands of strategy game enthusiasts played our Demo scenario “Battle of Russia”, featuring a near-future crisis and civil war following the death of President Vladimir Putin. The full game will include four future Campaigns as well as four Sandbox maps, including an isolationist near-future world in 2030, a Sandbox based on the current geo-political conditions of 2023, and a “Shattered World” future where nations have collapsed into regional conflicts.

Expanding on past titles the game includes a rebuilt game engine for 64 bit support, DirectX 11 graphics, and a more robust AI for both military and country management. Improvements for lighting, effects, water and terrain provide a better visual experience. Performance improvements allow faster gameplay. Revised storylines, military inventory, research tree, country relationships and heads of state create an entirely new Supreme Ruler experience.

The Supreme Ruler series is the longest-running PC game franchise still in active development, with the series having just celebrated 40 years since the original release of the text-based “Supreme Ruler” game for the TRS-80, and 15 years since the release of the award-winning Supreme Ruler 2020, which set a new bar for scale and scope in strategy games.

For more game information visit the Supreme Ruler 2030 Steam page.

Gaijin Entertainment announces that an event dedicated to Soviet robotics has started in the online action game War Thunder that will completely change your perception of warfare principles. Unique combat machines from the world of the Atomic Heart game will meet in battle with conventional tanks, other ground vehicles and helicopters produced by the USSR and the U.S.A. during the Cold War times. The Atomic Thunder event is already available to players and will run until July 31st.

In Atomic Thunder, players are divided into two teams, which include the conventional military vehicles, such as tanks T-55A and M-60, helicopters AH-1 and Mi-24, and unique combat vehicles from Atomic Heart. The battle robot Hedgie can curl up into a ball and move swiftly around the location, jump up and attack enemies from above, as well as bombard them from afar with homing missiles with HEAT warheads. The Laser Pchela is a swift flying drone attacking with a laser. Finally, the Repair Pchela can repair allied vehicles and robots, as well as summon the Burav, a powerful fighting machine that attacks enemies from underground.

Watch the Atomic Thunder Trailer HERE.

For their success in combat, players receive unique decorations and Atomic Heart-style avatars. Learn more about the rewards and other features of the event on the official War Thunder website.

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sniper-elite-5Today, Rebellion, one of the world’s most successful independent video game developers and publishers, is thrilled to announce the launch of the highly anticipated Kraken Awakes, the final content pack for Season Pass Two of Sniper Elite 5. Prepare to unleash chaos against Operation Kraken and prove your sniping prowess on all platforms, including Xbox, PlayStation, and PC.

You can watch our new trailer showcasing all the Kraken Awakes content HERE.

Intel gathered in previous missions has revealed that Operation Kraken is still a looming threat that demands your immediate action. Karl Fairburne, the legendary sniper, must utilise the cover of darkness and harness the power of shadows to sabotage an under-construction aircraft carrier, that is the new home of Operation Kraken, and ensure it never sets sail. The fate of the Allies hangs in the balance as you face off against Friedrich Vogel, former deputy to Abelard Möller and the new mastermind behind this diabolical scheme.

Prepare for an unforgettable adventure as you navigate an intricately designed military dock and unravel the mysteries hidden within the sprawling aircraft carrier. With an abundance of secrets waiting to be uncovered, take your time to gather valuable intel and gain the upper hand in your mission to save the world from impending doom.

Kraken Awakes not only delivers a gripping narrative and immersive gameplay but also introduces exciting additions to your arsenal. Immerse yourself in an all-American look for Karl with the new Patriot weapon skin and American Airborne character skin. Dominate the battlefield with the Mod.712 pistol, boasting detachable magazines and an unrivalled automatic fire rate, this is perfect for close-quarters combat.

In addition to the Kraken Awakes content pack, Rebellion is excited to release a thrilling new multiplayer map, the Abandoned Quarry. Engage in heart-pounding firefights as you explore the treacherous depths of the old mine. Seek out vantage points and hidden corners in the nearby coal processing centre, providing ideal sniping sightlines across the map. Whether you prefer the stealthy approach or all-out gunfire and action, the Abandoned Quarry offers an adrenaline-fueled experience for Snipers of all playstyles.

Lastly, as we conclude Season Pass Two, Rebellion would like to extend our gratitude to the Sniper Elite community for their unwavering support and dedication. Whether you’re a long-time fan or a newcomer to Karl’s world, we appreciate each and every one of you dropping into the action.

If you haven’t yet experienced the thrill of Sniper Elite 5, seize the opportunity now on Xbox, PlayStation, or PC.

The Kraken Awakes DLC is available now, as part of Season Pass Two (priced £24.99/$29.99/€29.99), or as a separate purchase for £9.99/€10.99/$10.99.

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