today announced that Warfare
, a free-to-play strategy/RPG/simulation game developed for PC, will enter Open Beta on December 10th. Managing armed forces, developing a mini-country through city-building, challenging other players, and defeating the nefarious Dark Alliance, Warfare challenges players to use team-based tactics and strategy to survive.
Warfare takes place in the near future, immediately after Earth was ravaged by the destructive Third World War - a conflict that literally changed the face of the planet. Massive earthquakes and tsunamis caused by nuclear weapons used in WWIII created a large vortex in the heart of the world, tearing continents into countless smaller islands and factions. The four powerhouse countries, America, Russia, Germany, and China, remain intact and still rule the world, and are constantly at war with one another for global dominance. Now, after hoping to hide from the never-ending conflict and find peace, the fighting has spilled into your home island, and you have no choice but to take up arms and embrace the chaotic world.
Unlike traditional war simulation games, Warfare players specialize their army in one of three areas: air, land, and sea; before choosing which of the four dominant countries (factions) to represent. Each army has four types of soldiers: Heavy, Ranged, Assault, and Assist; and three types of units: vanguard, center guard, and rear guard. A robust and flexible combat system allows players to mix-and-match their armies to devise strategies for any given war scenario.