1C Company Has Info On Men Of War And IL-2 Sturmovik
Prolific Russian publisher 1C Company has returned to the forefront with some new game information on their Men of War franchise and aircraft games. They’re primarily focused on PC games of various kinds, but lots revolve around wartimes.
First up, they’ve announced the production of Men of War: Assault Squad 2, as the latest in the title in the series. This strategy game lets players fight skirmish battles of all kinds, ranging “from extreme tank combat to deadly sniper stealth missions.” Additionally, cooperative play will be available and multiplayer functionality ranges from 1-on-1 to 4-on-4, with a game mode for giant battles that pits 8 players against 8 others. Choices of armies will be divided in five factions. The company has promised to overhaul the visuals and sound as well, after community feedback. As the game is set for Steam release in late 2013, gamers can also expect options for the Steam Cloud and Workshop, as well as matchmaking for matches. A kicker in this line of Men of War games is the ability to take direct control of vehicles and steer them with directional buttons, instead of the mouse.
In other news, IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad has gone up for preorder. This PC game will look at World War II as well, but from the skies, as players participate in tense dogfights. It’s possible to purchase either a standard edition for $49.99 or go big with a premium edition set at $89.99. With a regular version, you’ll receive early access in the winter of 2013, while special customers can already get started in fall. Moreover, preorders yield at least 6 planes: LaGG-3 s.29, Bf-109F-4, IL-2 AM38 (model 1942, single-seat), Ju-87 D-3, Pe-2 s.87/s.110, He-111 H-6, Yak-1 and Bf-109G-2. The latter two are to be found in the game. Those that go premium will receive some more vehicles that can only be found in the store post-launch. As a final incentive, the special version gets an emblem that distinguishes you in multiplayer matches. It’s possible to gift the game starting in fall as well. A cinematic trailer comes with the announcement.