From Press Release:
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – June 22, 2023 – Fulqrum Publishing and Ukrainian studio Best Way are today thrilled to announce that the highly-anticipated next instalment in the beloved strategy franchise, Men of War II is coming to PC on September 20th, 2023 via Steam, Epic Games Store and other digital store fronts. Along with the release date, a new trailer unveils a plethora of never before disclosed content; even more, including gameplay features highly requested by fans of the previous Men of War games, will be showcased soon.
Epic Narrative Campaigns
At launch, the game will feature three huge single-player narrative campaigns, which will guide the player through explosive fictional stories set against a historically accurate background. Featuring plotlines from three global powers – the Americans, Soviets and Germans – players will utilise military strategy to lay waste to their adversaries and fulfil various tactical objectives.
The American campaign, ‘The Falaise Pocket’, sees players taking on the role of Allied troops facing the task of eliminating German forces west of the Seine.
‘Thwarted Blitzkrieg’ is the Soviet campaign, and follows an almost hopeless situation for the USSR, as they struggle to slow the encroaching German tank forces.
In the German campaign, ‘On Their Own Soil’, players act as an old soldier amidst the collapse of the Third Reich, following the difficult road of retreat and loss, in a war that was never truly his own.
Each story chronicles the breadth of struggle and conflict from the historical backdrops that they are set upon, giving the player a realistic experience with intense real-time battle action.
Alongside these heart-stopping narrative battles, six further bonus standalone missions provide players with even more heart-stopping action.
In addition to the narrative campaigns, players will be given the ability to dive deeper into true historical operations with American ‘Operation Overlord’, the Allied operation into Western Europe and Soviet ‘Operation Bagration’, a large-scale Soviet offensive against Nazi Germany, through a series of related missions.
These historical campaigns offer the player more dynamic choices when choosing their battalions and units to defeat the enemy threat.
Raids and Conquest
Two further campaign modes offer even more variety. The first being Raids, which are a series of 16 randomly generated battles, where players progress by conquering their opponents and upgrading their battalions with currency won in each subsequent round of combat.
Conquest offers a truly dynamic campaign in which the player chooses a path for their army, in an attempt to conquer territory. These attempts are challenged by AI battalions, who will be consistently counter-attacking in an intense fight to capture it back. This advanced AI can also be utilised in any map or multiplayer mode.
Men of War II will also showcase over 20 hand-crafted multiplayer maps, 5 dedicated PVE game modes, and 13 game modes for PVP.
Regarding PVE experiences, all single-player content will also be playable in co-op with up to 4 other players, bringing a true Allied experience as players join forces with friends to ambush their adversaries.
Robust Mod Support
Action never stops thanks to a significantly redesigned and modified GEM RTS engine, with a comprehensive editor and full mod support at launch, Men of War II is primed to keep growing with community-created content for years to come.
Men of War II will launch for PC via Steam, Epic Games Store and other digital stores on September 20, 2023. To celebrate the release date announcement, all titles in the Men of War franchise will be up to 90% off on Steam for 1 week, starting June 22 at 6pm BST / 7pm CEST.