Square Enix announced today the ship date for its first WWII real-time strategy game, Order of War.
This RTS marks Square Enix’s first game developed outside of Japan. The title is being created exclusively for PC by Wargaming.net. It will be headed to store shelves across North America on September 22, 2009.
The game will transport players to WWII, allowing players to “take command of an entire army including ground troops, artillery, tank divisions, and aircraft in all-out strategic assaults.” The game’s single-player offering will let players fight in missions based on “key historic events and operations from 1944,” fighting both on the Eastern and Western Fronts.
Multiplayer action features deathmatch and skirmish game modes. If this sounds like its may be up your alley, check out the free demo level by going to www.orderofwar.com .
September 2, 2009 – LOS ANGELES – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that ORDER OF WAR will ship to North American retailers on September 22, 2009.
ORDER OF WAR is a brand-new IP set during World War II and is being developed exclusively for the PC platform by strategy game specialist Wargaming.net. This will be Square Enix’s first release of a western-developed game outside of Japan and kicks off the launch of upcoming titles being developed through partnerships, including SUPREME COMMANDER 2 by Gas Powered Games and FRONT MISSION EVOLVED by Double Helix Games. These titles are part of Square Enix’s commitment to offer a broader variety of games across different genres.
As Square Enix’s first foray into the hugely popular genre of historical real-time strategy, ORDER OF WAR takes strategy games to new heights and features massive-scale battles brought to life with unprecedented cinematic intensity. Players will take command of an entire army including ground troops, artillery, tank divisions and aircraft in all-out strategic assaults. The single-player mode can be played out in two campaigns – American forces versus German forces in occupied France and German forces versus Soviet forces in Poland and versus American forces in France. Missions will be based on key historic events and operations from 1944.
The free, single-player demo – “Road to Paris” – is currently available for download at http://www.orderofwar.com/. In this introductory demo, players are tasked with commanding American troops in an attempt to destroy German outposts amid tank and infantry attacks and clear the road to Paris.
About ORDER OF WAR
In the summer of 1944, the Second World War entered its endgame when the Allies launched two major operations that would drive back German forces on both the Western and Eastern Fronts at once.
In the ultimate test of military strategy, ORDER OF WAR will challenge you not only to lead America’s finest to victory in the west, but also place you in command of German forces charged with repelling the Red Army’s seemingly unstoppable offensive in the east.
Even the keenest military minds will find that it’s one thing to make history, but quite another to change it.
Do you have what it takes to command?
•Experience WWII warfare on an epic, cinematic stage; that truly captures the intensity and scale of the battlefield
•Take command of an entire armed force consisting of up to 1,000 soldiers, tanks, armored vehicles, artillery and airplanes
•Players can choose between two different campaign modes offering completely different storylines, missions, objectives and environments
•Experience the unique dynamic camera that allows players to command troops over huge geographical scale whilst maintaining movie-like vistas and detail
•In-depth gameplay modes: two different campaign modes, multi-player, Deathmatch and Skirmish
For more information on ORDER OF WAR, please visit the official website at http://www.orderofwar.com/.