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WWII Online Readers' Choice Edition Ships To Stores - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2002 @ 6:23 p.m. PDT

Strategy First, Playnet.com and Cornered Rat Software announced today that the Readers' Choice Edition of their massively multiplayer online game, WWII Online ships to stores nationwide today.

The Readers’ Choice Edition will contain an updated version of World War II Online along with numerous new features and enhancements. Some of which are:

  • New vehicles and weapons
  • All new terrain
  • New objects and tons of concealment for ground troops
  • A redesigned interface
  • New mission launch lobbies and a key mapper
  • Upgraded mission, rank and strategic systems
  • New animations and control systems
  • Increased performance and rock solid connects

The Reader’s Choice Edition also contains special bonus items, such as a large foldout wall map of the battlefield; the official music track, and 20 original illustrations and wallpapers inspired by the game. These special bonus items are exclusive to this edition and will not be available anywhere else.

World War II Online is an online combined arms simulation set in a relentless, action-packed environment where players can command and crew a variety of accurately modeled vehicles and aircraft, sling weapons, and fight as foot soldiers with and against thousands of other gamers. Set in 1940, it includes equipment and major battle points: strongholds, fortresses, forests, rivers and more – much as it was on the battlefields of Europe.

WWII Online is still the first and only massively multiplayer first-person virtual battlefield that covers a ½ scale map of Europe with accurate terrain modeling. It allows thousands of players to play 24/7 in a persistent world in which character advancement and career paths provide players with a rich RPG layer and strategic systems are driven by player missions and command structures. An extensive web-based player services package provided by www.playnet.com is integrated with gameplay. Players from around the world can take part in recreating history and embarking upon a new adventure on their very own computer screens.

GAME CONTINUES DEVELOPMENT

The development team for World War II Online also announced plans for the next upgrade to the game which introduces new features such as sentries, attrition as well as updates to current systems including a sound suite overhaul and updated terrain textures- giving the game a brand new look. The new version will also add additional aircraft, armor and weapons to the battlefield. These updates come as part of the monthly subscription to the game. More details available HERE.

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