Developer interview, screens and more details for Achtung Panzer

by: Chad -
Wargamers should be eagerly watching the development of Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943.  This is an ultra-realistic recreation of a fierce tank battle from World War II.  All of the information released to this point has been very impressive.

Today, Paradox Interactive released even more.  First up is a video interview with a member of the development team that contains a massive amount of gameplay footage.  He explains really well what they are trying to do.  Quote:  "This is not a game for teenagers; this is a game for connoisseurs of the wargame genre and we want to give them the tools to enjoy the genre a lot."

He also talks about historically accurate maps, positions, forces, landscapes and weather conditions.  In short: this is a wargamer's dream.  Watch the video yourself and then take a look at the new screens posted below.  Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943 will be released February 23.


Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943 – a War Game for Connoisseurs of the Genre – Explored in New Developer Interview

NEW YORK – February 3, 2010 – Continuing with a release of fresh new assets from the Paradox Interactive Convention, today Paradox Interactive, along with Snowball Studios released a new developer interview and screenshots from the upcoming war title, Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943. The title, which takes place during the Kharkov Defense Operation of 1943, will enable players to play as either German or Russian forces in an ultra-realistic recreation of one of the fiercest battles to take place during World War II.

Sergei Klimov, Producer of the title at Snowball, explains how Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943 is “… a game for connoisseurs of the war-game genre…” with a focus on realism in battles, intensive tactical and strategic game-play, destructible environments and more.

“The team that developed the game,” Klimov notes, “…did tank-simulation software for the Ukrainian Army, so these are people who do things very accurately, completely, and specifically how it works in real life. So for those who understand the war-game genre… you can trust the developer that they’ve re-created the real thing.”

Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943 is scheduled for release on the 23th of February. A demo is set to be made available before the game’s release.

The interview is available for viewing here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1gLJqLkPOA

For more info, visit www.paradoxplaza.com and join the Achtung Panzer fan page of Facebook.

Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943 Features:
  • 6 scenarios taking place in 1943 during Kharkov Defense Operation
  • 2 playable opposing forces: USSR army and Wehrmacht
  • Play as up to 250 soldiers and officers and up to 40 vehicles in each tactical battle
  • Extremely detailed, destructible environments
  • 87 unit types: infantry, artillery, support vehicles, battletanks and aviation units
  • More than 40 carefully reconstructed weapons and vehicles of WWII armies
  • 2 control modes: turn-based strategic mode and real-time tactic mode
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