By Jericho Faustino, Courier Daily Editor
In the large scale WW2 strategic game, Order of War, you command either the Axis or Allies. The developers Wargaming.net has partnered with Final Fantasy publisher Square Enix in hopes to create a comparably epic game. Order of War offers huge battles in both single-player and multiplayer with upwards of 1.000 soldiers actively fighting.
The game has been in development for some three and a half years; in fact, it has been released in Russia under the name "Operation Bagration." Although "Operation Bagration" only had Eastern Front combat, it still went on to win several Russian gamer community awards.
The game will offer two different single-player campaigns for both US and German forces. Wargaming.net is looking to include tactical variety in the various campaigns, such as infantry, vehicle, armor, airships, paratroopers, offscreen artillery strikes, and one-off airstrikes.
Order of War's huge maps and attention to historical detail will hopefully appeal to serious strategy gamers. This game appeals to casual gamers as well, with the cinematic elements of explosive environments and physics. Order of War is scheduled for release later this year.