Paradox is giving you a chance to change history with an alternate version of the United States Civil War with Gettysburg: Armored Warfare. The free-to-play publisher/developer revealed the Civil War era RTS/FPS hybrid at GDC in San Francisco. Players can take part in 32 vs 32 battles as Union or Confederate soldiers to fight out the Civil War in an alternate reality complete with futuristic weapons.
Be sure to check out our preview of Gettysburg: Armored Warfare for a look at the new Civil War set to begin with the game's launch later this year.
Paradox Presents an Alternate Version of the Civil War with Gettysburg: Armored Warfare
Free-to-Play PC Online Action Game Brings Futuristic Technology and Units to the Classic Battlefield
GDC, SAN FRANCISCO March 1, 2011 Paradox Interactive today announced Gettysburg: Armored Warfare, a free-to-play, online action game that brings futuristic weapons to an alternate reality of the Civil War. The hybrid Real-time- Strategy (RTS)/ First-Person shooter (FPS) game will offer 32 vs. 32 battles with multiple game modes as Union and Confederate troops fight to change the course of history. Developed by Radioactive Software, Gettysburg: Armored Warfare is powered by Paradox Connect, and scheduled to launch later this year.
"History is a great setting for any game as it adds familiarity and an understanding of the motivations behind the opposing forces, said Tom Söderlund, Project Lead for Paradox Connect. Throw in tanks from 200 years in the future as well as other modern weapons and you have a really interesting twist on history. Thats what were bringing with Gettysburg: Armored Warfare when it launches later this year.
About Gettysburg: Armored Warfare
Gettysburg: Armored Warfare is a free-to-play online game that merges RTS and FPS gameplay. With technology brought from 2060 to try and change the course of U.S. history, players will enter an alternate reality of the war as they fight for the North or South in 32 vs. 32 skirmishes. The game features persistent statistics which will showcase the best players in the game and offer modification and customization of player avatars.
* 64 Players per server
* 4 maps ( 9km x 9km in size )
* Over 1,000 controllable units on the battlefield at once
* Play as Union or Confederate
* 10 Unit types
* Modifications & upgrades for units
* Persistent Point/XP system and Stat Tracking
* Upgradable avatars ( Using points/XP )
* 3 Unit game modes ( Only 1860s, Only hybrid 2060s, and All types )
* Paradox achievements
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About Paradox Connect
Paradox Connect is the umbrella brand for all Paradox Interactives online activities and aims to give every Paradox player a stronger online identity. Building on their large community, Paradox Connect will include Paradox Achievements, integrate social media, downloadable content in various formats and more. Paradox will also start publishing online games as part of the Paradox Connect initiative.
About Paradox Interactive
Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading global developer and publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy catalog, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. Its steadily-growing portfolio includes originally developed titles such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis, Crusader Kings, Victoria and the Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as publishing titles such as the Mount&Blade series, The Kings' Crusade, Majesty 2, Cities in Motion and Magicka. Paradox made an explosive entry onto consoles during 2010 with the release of Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West. For more information, please visit www.paradoxplaza.com and follow www.facebook.com/ParadoxInteractive and www.twitter.com/pdxinteractive.
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