Originally set for Oct. 2010, a series of clerical errors had Nuclear Dawn briefly appear in the 'New Releases' section of the Steam store. The release date was then set back to January 2010, and then to January 2011, before settling on Q1 2011, which is the most accurate, reliable estimation. The good news is that Nuclear Dawn will be a few more months in the making, and Q1 2011 is more than a hazarded guess. The game is going to enter Beta sooner than you'd think, but InterWave Studios has a separate announcement coming in the next two weeks, concerning that.
Play as a soldier in a war-torn post-apocalyptic landscape, modelled on modern cities, and take the fight to your enemies as armoured, assault or stealth infantry, using various weapons and loadouts to accomplish your objectives. The first person shooter action in Nuclear Dawn is hard, fast and unforgiving, with weapons that rely on skill and tactics more than on twitch reflexes and map memorization.
Then, take Nuclear Dawn above the action, and play as the commander. Organize your fellow players in squads, and assign them to tactical objectives. Plan the resource routes for your army, and production of your structures for forward deployment. Exploit the terrain and resource point locations to block your enemies’ tactical advance, and crush their plans in an iron fist. Research and implement new technology to give your soldiers the edge on the battlefield, and set up forward bases to lead the assault on your enemies, with full defensive and offensive structures to choose from and upgrade to build your perfect fortress.
- Two distinct factions, the Empire and the Consortium
- Four playable classes, plus the commander role
- 16 weapons across the various classes, and factions
- Each faction has a completely separate base-building paradigm, with different workflows and tech trees
- Upgrade weapons, buildings and classes with powerful Golden Age blueprints
- Build Doomsday weapons with pre-war technology that will give you the deadliest edge in battle
- Travel across the largest, most detailed maps built in Source multiplayer to date.
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