Deep Silver and X1 Software/AWAR today revealed parts of the Red Army’s arsenal in “Iron Front – Liberation 1944”. In the upcoming tactical shooter, several realistic weapons, aircrafts and vehicles are placed at the disposal of the Russian soldiers. Part of the asset collection is, for example, the Iosif Stalin 2 tank, an improved version of the Iosif Stalin. It was equipped with thick armor and a long 122 mm gun that was capable of defeating the German Tiger and Panther tanks. It was used by the Red Army from April 1944 and played a significant role in the last fights of World War II.
Also parts of the Russian arsenal are, amongst others, the Soviet medium tank T-34, the Katyusha rocket launcher and the bomber aircraft Petlyakov Pe-2. More information about the equipment of the Wehrmacht will follow soon. “Iron Front – Liberation 1944” will be available exclusively for the PC from May 25, 2012.
“Iron Front – Liberation 1944” is based on the engine of ARMA II Operation Arrowhead by Bohemia Interactive. The story takes place in southern Poland during the Soviet Offensive in the summer of 1944. The player takes on the role of a Russian or German infantryman, using teamwork, tactical skill and authentic war machines to battle for victory. The German campaign focuses on slowing the advance of the Soviet troops, while the Soviet campaign is all about breaking through the enemy’s resistance. However, the player does not have to do all this on foot: using their computers, tacticians control tanks, including the famous German battle tank Panzerkampfwagen VI or “Königstiger” and the Russian Stalin tank JS2, or fighter planes such as the Focke Wulf 190 and dive bombers like the Stuka or the Petlyakov PE-2.
Online is where the battle really heats up in “Iron Front – Liberation 1944”: players can complete missions either cooperatively or compete with each other in special multiplayer modes such as “Capture the Flag” or “Attack and Defense”. “Iron Front – Liberation 1944” also includes an extensive mission editor, enabling players to intuitively create their own missions and share them with their friends online, thus guaranteeing that there will never be a shortage of new missions.
“Iron Front – Liberation 1944” is due to be released exclusively for the PC in May 2012.