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Axis & Allies Online

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Developer: Beamdog

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'Axis & Allies Online' Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2019 @ 12:46 p.m. PST

Axis & Allies Online is the official adaptation of the classic turn-based strategy board game.

Axis & Allies Online adapts rules from Axis & Allies 1942 Second Edition, a turn-based strategy board game in which players act as World War II powers on either side of the conflict: the Allied forces of United Kingdom, the United States and the Soviet Union, or the Axis powers of Germany and Japan.

Axis & Allies is a series of World War II strategy board games, revered by history buffs and strategy game enthusiasts worldwide. In Axis & Allies 1942 Second Edition, five major powers struggle for supremacy: Germany and Japan form the Axis powers, while the United Kingdom, the United States and the Soviet Union form the Allied forces. The game accommodates 2-5 players, each controlling one or more of the Axis or Allied powers. Players command both their country’s military forces and its war-time economy. Victory goes to the side that conquers its opponents on the field of battle and liberates or occupies the greatest cities of the world.

Axis & Allies Online players act as one or more of the world powers, with a maximum of five players in a single game. Multiplayer games can include both AI and human players; players also have the option to play on their own against AI. With asynchronous play, players can take turns on their own time and watch opponent’s moves in observer mode.

"Growing up, I had two favorite games, Dungeons & Dragons and Axis & Allies. As a long-time Axis & Allies player, I’m excited to be able to recreate this classic game for other avid fans— and for new online audiences,” said Trent Oster, Beamdog CEO. “Axis & Allies Online captures the tactics and friendly rivalry of the board game with a few key differences: there’s no setup or cleanup, and you can’t flip the table when you’re losing.”

“We know there is an appetite for an online version of Axis & Allies within the tabletop community, not necessarily to replace the board game, but as a way to play when your gaming group can’t meet up, or when you don’t have time to commit to a full game.” Oster continued, “Our online version is a great way for new players to discover the fun of this classic game.”

Oster says Beamdog’s adaptation successfully captures the spirit the original, “Axis & Allies Online is a loyal implementation of the 1942 Second Edition rules. We love the board game and we’re incredibly excited to bring that experience to the desktop,” said Trent Oster. Beyond its classic gameplay, Axis & Allies Online offers interactive maps, combat summaries, and dramatic music and sound effects.

Key Features:

  • The complete Axis & Allies 1942 Second Edition experience
  • Play in real time or asynchronously
  • Optional AI players
  • Learn-to-play with easy-to-use tutorials
  • Selectable victory conditions
  • Keep informed with interactive game guide and war diaries
  • Over 20 minutes of all-new period appropriate music

Axis & Allies Online will be released as a Steam Early Access title for Windows, macOS and Linux, priced at $19.99 USD.


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