Beta testing is expected to start soon for Elements of War Online (see screenshots) from gamigo.
In the free-to-play real-time strategy game, Russian forces join up with Europe to invade the United States. Along with conventional weapons, both sides can call upon futuristic element weapons to do battle.
Among the element weapons are tornadoes, earthquakes, storms, thunder and electro-magnetic pulses.
The game promises a tactical map with 50 battle zones, 16 maps of various terrains, 31 unit types, experimental units and more.
In other news:
As Paradox Interactive moves into the free-to-play online arena, the company announced Gettysburg: Armored Warfare. (art at left) I am thinking Guns of the South, the alternative history book in which the arrival of AK-47s turn the tide for the Johnny Rebs.
Indeed, the company says Gettysburg will have Union and Confederate forces waging war with weapons from 200 years in the future.
The RTS/FPS hybrid will feature battles with up to 32 players on a side. The game will launch later this year.
- 2K Games announced new downloadable content for Sid Meier's Civilization V. Available on March 3 will be the Civilization and Scenario Pack: Polynesia and a Multiplayer Map Pack.
- Longbow Games released the historical RTS wargame Hegemony Gold: Wars of Ancient Greece. For more information, visit www.longbowgames.com.
- On March 29, Paradox Interactive will release Darkest Hour: A Hearts of Iron Game. The game will cover campaigns set in the time period from the Great War to the start of the Cold War.
- Croteam revealed Serious Sam 3: BFE will land this summer for the PC and consoles. The developer describes the title as "an exhilarating fusion of classic twitch shooters and modern gameplay features."
- Noble Master Games plans to award $1,000 in cash prizes for a tournament of its strategy game Age of Conquest Online. The tournament starts March 14. To register, visit www.ageofconquest.com/tourney.html.
- Also among the free, Wipeout Dash, a physics platformer racing game for the iPhone, iPad, iPod, PC, Mac and Web. Visit www.wipeoutdash.com.
- UTV True Games announced the second beta testing for its free-to-play Faxion Online. Register at www.FaxionOnline.com.