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Men of War: Assault Squad Announced

1C has announced the sequel to their RTS Men of War and this new title is expected to be released some time in Q3 of this year. The game is being dubbed a ‘stand-alone expansion’ and will feature  a completely new cooperative skirmish game mode with access to five different nations including Russia, Germany, USA, Commonwealth, and for the first time in the series, Japan.The game takes place across numerous global location during WWII and each of the game’s armies will come with their own unique units, vehicles and abilities. The game also features the unique “direct control” feature which enables players to maneuver units using the directional keys, rather than pointing and clicking which should be interesting to see in action. Features include:What makes the new skirmish game mode so unique?Different historical settings and battlegrounds for every nation will ensure that each time players will face a different variety of enemies and tactics.Unique hero units for every nation with powerful abilities such as increasing units’ firepower, boosting morale or providing other advantages to defeat the enemy against all odds.Fantastic bonus abilities such as remote controlled bombs that can flatten entire residential blocks, airstrikes able to destroy incoming tank columns, special “For the Motherland!” charge attacks and many more.Improved and dynamic AI ensures that no two games will play out the same way, making each battle a new experience against an AI that really fights back.Choose from a variety of scenario locations ranging from Western Europe, to Eastern Europe, North Africa and the Pacific.The ability to play this impressive game mode with up to four friends in LAN or cooperative online play.New features:New multiplayer maps and game settingsImproved multiplayer balancing to provide a more authentic use of equipment and vehiclesOverhauled infantry squads and the ability to buy individual soldiers to suit players’ needsMore realistic weapon behavior and penetration valuesA reworked artillery system that provides innovative assault and defense strategiesNew types of ammunition that increase the depth of tank combat



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