The World War II game Men of War: Condemned Heroes now is available from 1C Company.
The game (see screenshots) tells the story of one of Stalin's infamous penal battalions during the war. These units often were used as cannon fodder in the Soviets' "no step back" policy.
In Condemned Heroes, players will lead one of these units in Eastern Front action from the Ukraine in 1942 through attacks at the end of the war.
In other news:
- Tribes: Ascend, a free-to-play FPS from Hi-Rez Studios, has launched. The game's highlight is the ability to ski quickly down hillsides and use jetpacks to soar above the battlefield (and your enemies). Beta testing saw more than 575,000 participants, including myself over the last few days. Tribes: Ascend is a rush to play and well worth checking out.
- Free DLC, New Battlefields, has been announced for Wargame: European Escalation, a real-time strategy game from Eugen Systems. The content includes seven new multiplayer maps.
- D.W. Bradley, the man behind three Wizardry titles, will join forces with Nordic Games to rework his epic game Dungeon Lords. The remake will be called Dungeon Lords MMXII.
- After one year in operation, Wargaming.net reports that its free-to-play game of armored combat in World War II, World of Tanks, has more than 24 million registered players worldwide. Those players have taken part in some 350 million battles, firing more than 75 billion shells and scoring 48 billion direct hits.