Paradox Interactive announced today the upcoming release of Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943
. It is a strategy title
that takes place during the Kharkov Defense Operation of World War II. Players can control German or Russian forces in 6 scenarios with 87 unit types and over 40 weapons and vehicles.
The features that caught my eye were the realistic missile trajectories, destructible environments, and the ability to play in either turn-based or RTS mode. Paradox even released an announcement trailer for the game so you can take a look to see if it strikes your fancy. Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943
is set for release in Q1 2010 so we should see it soon.
Bring on the Fight with Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943
New Strategy War Title Set During 1943 Kharkov Defense Operation signals impending start of Paradox Interactive Convention 2010
NEW YORK – January 18, 2010 – Signaling the start of a week laden with announcements, Paradox Interactive is proud to announce - Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943, a new war strategy title that places players in the heart of the Kharkov Defense Operation during World War II. With the ability to play as either German or Russian forces, Achtung Panzer puts the destiny of the USSR and Wehrmacht armies in one's hands.
Featuring a masterful reconstruction of the battlefront setting of Kharkov, players will engage in unique combat that offers the highest level of authenticity. With the incorporation of highly flexible AI, players will have the opportunity to choose new strategies based on opponent behavior with every new round of gameplay. The inclusion of realistic missile trajectories and destructible environments is set to keep all army commanders hanging on the balance of the historic struggle. Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943 delivers a thorough recreation of the battle with precisely detailed soldier units, weapons, artillery units and vehicles based on actual military archive materials and WWII chronicles.
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
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
Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943 will be available Q1 at major digital retailers.