Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: World War II

New Blitzkrieg III trailer shows off destructible objects, environment

Nival has released a new video focused on one of the Blitzkrieg series’ guilty pleasures: destroying stuff. I recall calling down barrage after barrage in the original just to create craters on the battlefield and level towns. The latest trailer for Blitzkrieg III shows a little of what’s in store with the new engine as a tank decides to roll over everything in its path.

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Panzer Corps, Afrika Korps, and Grand Campaign DLC out for iPad

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Commanders on the go can now keep up with the action on the front with the release of Panzer Corps for iPad. The Panzer General-inspired wargame, from developers The Lordz Games Studios and Flashback Games, features 800-plus units, 30 countries, cross-platform multiplayer, and DLC packs that include the Afrika Korps expansion and Grand Campaign scenarios.

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Apple Handheld

Panzer Corps in development for iPad, sign-up begins for closed beta

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Slitherine has announced that they will be publishing an iOS version of Lordz Games Studio’s turn-based wargame Panzer Corps Wehrmacht. The portable release, in development with Flashback Games Studio, will include the same content as the Windows PC original, including all 26 scenarios and 400-plus units, as well as all 10 downloadable Grand Campaigns for the Afrika Korps and Allied Corps expansions as in-app purchases. The studios are also seeking beta testers to assist with bug hunting and fine-tuning.

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Sniper Elite III announced for current and next-gen consoles, PC

Sniper Elite 3 (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U) Announcement - Header

The Sniper Elite series will continue next year, according to developer Rebellion and publisher 505 Games. Sniper Elite 3, currently under development, will see OSS sniper Karl Fairburne doing his part in North Africa (judging by the logo). 505 Games plans on releasing the title next year for PC as well as both current and next-generation consoles.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Wii U, Xbox 360 News

Panzer Corps now on Steam Greenlight

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Panzer Corps, one of the more newcomer-friendly and enjoyable turn-based wargames to come out in recent years, is now part of the Steam Greenlight program. As with Soldak’s Drox Operative, we’ll be voting for this one ourselves. Why? Aside from the many reasons our review points out, it’s a great bridge title for gamers looking to get their feet wet in the genre, much like its inspiration, Panzer General. And everyone could use more well-designed beer-and-pretzel wargames in their lives.

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Sniper Elite V2 – St. Pierre DLC now available for 360 and PS3

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Some more Sniper Elite V2 news this week. Following the announcement of a Wii U port, 505 has sent word that new DLC has been released for 360 and PS3. The St. Pierre DLC drop features a new side mission that sees our resilient sniper making his way to the western front to head off a counterattack led by General Rodebrecht. Fearing that Rodebrecht will turn the tide of the war, SHAEF sends word that he is to be eliminated and his service book retrieved as proof. Included in the pack is a new map, which includes St. Pierre village and the surrounding countryside, as well as two new weapons, the Lee Enfield No. 3 and the M1D Garand.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Sniper Elite V2 launching this spring for Wii U

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Sniper Elite V2, already available for PC as well as 360 and PS3, will be making its way to the Wii U this spring. 505 Games announced that Rebellion’s WWII shooter will feature a revamped control scheme that utilizes the GamePad’s touch screen. The game will also retain its kill cam view, the cinematic sequences that depict particularly skilful fatal shots in slow motion with the bullet passing through an x-ray of the victim to illustrate trajectory and damage.

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Red Turn: The Road to Berlin 1943-45 launches for Unity of Command

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The Eastern Front is calling again with the recently launched DLC pack Red Turn: The Road to Berlin 1943-45 for Unity of Command. The $9.99 expansion adds a 17-scenario Soviet campaign, two standalone Axis scenarios, including the Battle of Kursk, four dedicated player-versus-player scenarios, 39 units, new specialist steps, and the 1.04 scenario editor. Owners of Unity of Command can also get the new scenario editor separately for free.

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DLC, PC News

Panzer Corps: Afrika Korps opens a new front, launches for PC

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After several DLC campaigns, the fantastic Panzer Corps has received its first standalone expansion, Afrika Korps. Set in 1941, players command the Deutsches Afrikakorps in their attempt to capture the Suez Canal and the resource-rich lands of the Arabian Peninsula in a new 24-scenario campaign. Expert commanders will also be able to strike a serious blow to the British Empire by invading its biggest prize, India. The DAK brings with it 20-plus new unit types, while the enemy will offer an “improved” AI and the theater new tile-sets.

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DLC, PC News

Panzer Corps enters 1942 with Grand Campaign ’42 DLC

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Lordz Games Studio continues its assault on the wargaming masses with the latest DLC release for Panzer Corps, Grand Campaign ’42. The fourth campaign pack includes 15 new scenarios, including an urban Stalingrad map, new features, and new unique objectives, one of which involves intercepting reinforcements at the Volga River (mmm … sweet, sweet ambushes). As always, surviving units from the previous campaigns can be imported for play ’42.

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