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Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Developer: BlackMill Games (EU), M2H (US)
Release Date: April 28, 2015

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'Verdun' Gets Release Date, Commemorates WW1 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 29, 2014 @ 7:13 p.m. PDT

Verdun is a squad-based, multiplayer first-person shooter set during World War I and inspired by the infamous battle of Verdun in 1916. Players are able to take part in never-before-seen WWI action.

Verdun includes many historically accurate features such as true WW1 weaponry, historical maps based on sectors of the Western Front and authentic characters. The game immerses you both graphically and auditory into one of the bloodiest conflicts fought in Europe.

The true trench warfare offers a unique battlefield for tactical squad play in the Frontlines game mode and rifle Deathmatch. The Frontlines game mode is unique in its tactical complexity, where players are leveling in different types of squads, each with their own tactics and roles. The realistic trenches create an extra challenge for the players, where teamwork and tactical cunning are essential for success, which is; dominate the trenches in the Western Front!

With the WW1 centenary today, M2H and BlackMill decided to embrace this remembrance with several exciting features. First of all by publishing an exclusive WW1 newspaper; Daily War Journal online between 28th of July and the 4th of August with World War 1 news from 1914, as well as news from the game Verdun. Secondly, the game is improved with revisited characters and slick animations, a long awaited wish from the community. On top of that the game will give out WW1 presents such as trench order booklets, trench whistles, 1914/15 star medals and WW1 newspaper.

Lastly the developers and Steam made sure to put the game worldwide up for a 66% discount on the Steam Daily Sale. Enough said right?!

In two months Verdun will be released, with just a few more community requests, such as performance improvements, left to fulfill before the developers focus on a multiplatform strategy. The launch date will be exactly 95 years after Austria signed the Peace treaty in Paris, a country that played an important role in the time that led up to WW1, after Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife got assassinated by Serbian terrorist Gavrilo Princip.

Key Features:

  • Realistic World War 1 setting – WW1 art, character leveling, weaponry, accurate French and Belgium maps
  • Tactical squad-based FPS – squad compiling and leveling
  • True trench warfare – real-time dynamic frontline
  • WW1 atmosphere – typical WW1 music, the grim level style and an authentic user interface

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