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Jagged Alliance Online

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Gamigo
Developer: Cliffhanger Productions
Release Date: 2012

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'Jagged Alliance Online' Details PvP-centric Gameplay Changes

by Rainier on May 16, 2013 @ 4:08 a.m. PDT

Jagged Alliance Online will follow the same basic principle as its predecessors, keeping the popular mixture of tactics, strategy, role-play and management and transferring it to a modern MMO world.

Jagged Alliance Online will be built around the familiar Jagged Alliance games mechanics, which are a mixture of turn-based battles and real-time action. The player takes control of a group of soldiers, commanding them from an isometric perspective to complete tasks in order to earn cash as well as renown. If a player wants to stay on top, mercenaries will need to be trained and equipped with better weapons. If that's not quite enough, then mercenaries can be borrowed from friends or alliances can be formed with other players.

Featuring modern firepower, squad combat, and turn-based gameplay, Jagged Alliance Online for Steam will be the first in the series to focus on the competitive experience, with optional content for single-player.

Disregarding typical free-to-play tactics, Jagged Alliance Online will offer all PvP content, including 40+ mercenaries and 500+ items, free of charge. Cliffhanger Productions assures players that everything can be purchased through regular play, with cash purchases offered only as secondary alternatives. Optionally, a single-player content pack containing 100+ hours of gameplay will be available for purchase.

“Jagged Alliance is all about superior tactics (and big guns, of course), so that means providing every player with a chance of winning based on tactical choices, and not any outside factors such as paid items,” says Cliffhanger Productions Founder and Creative Director, Jan Wagner, and continues, “The PvP part is also what makes us stand out from all the Jagged Alliance games, I believe, since no matter how good an AI is, in the end, the true challenge is another player. I am glad we could finally do the game the way we wanted.”

PvP Features:

  • Build your company from 40+ mercenaries with unique attributes.
  • 500+ weapons and items, and crafting to improve your weapons and armor.
  • PvP leaderboards, skill-based matchmaking, and tournaments.
  • Compete in Warzone events for rare weapons and items.
  • Form alliances with players and compete as a team.
  • Transfer of PvP rewards into the single-player campaign.

Campaign Pack Features:

  • 80+ PvE missions with over 100 hours of gameplay.
  • 50+ unique enemies and bosses.
  • Complete challenges to earn Prestige.
  • Take on Prestige contracts for even greater challenges and ultra-rare items.
  • Use your PvE company in PvP matches.

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