War Mongrels

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Destructive Creations
Release Date: Sept. 2021

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'War Mongrels' (ALL) Aiming For September Launch On PC, Shows Off 12 Min Of Gameplay - Trailer

by Rainier on April 27, 2021 @ 1:03 p.m. PDT

Inspired by actual events during World War II, War Mongrels is a grisly real-time tactics game that aims to show a side of the conflict not often addressed: the Eastern Front.

When two young European men swept into the German war machine disobey reprehensible direct orders, they desert and find purpose as guerilla fighters in the bloodiest war of all time. Based on real experiences, War Mongrels explores the lives of the soldiers who fell victim to Nazi propaganda or even opposed the war from the beginning, then realized the truth and set out to right the wrongs they were forced to commit.

Skulk through deadly battlefields including villages, cities, minefields, cemeteries, concentration camps, and much more. Control a crew of four where each character’s background provides special abilities. Encounter former teachers, freemasons and nurses willing to fight for what’s right, then equip them with WWII-era weapons. Survive and learn the tale of these German, Polish, and Lithuanian soldiers as they escape the Eastern Front then become guerilla fighters. 

Exploit the local environment for stealthy kills, sneak past guards by disappearing into bushes and hiding just out of sight, or mount a full-frontal assault for a bullet-riddled way forward. Scavenge fallen enemies for equipment or skirt the engagement zone to search for usable weaponry and supplies. Each expansive level offers a sandbox of possibilities with high replay value: try different routes, employ lethal or non-lethal tactics, or even play with a friend in co-op.

War is hell, and War Mongrels delivers the duality of the atrocities and heroic camaraderie found within with unprecedented audio and visual fidelity for the real-time tactics genre. Based on true stories, all events, dates, locations, weapons, uniforms, in-game articles, and more will be crafted with care and an eye for historical accuracy.

Stand up to the Third Reich as defecting European soldiers swept up in Nazi propaganda. Escape from the bowels of the German war machine using subtle stealth tactics to slip past guards or employ deadly era-appropriate weaponry. Find purpose as guerilla fighters attempting to amend past wrongs, and explore an often-unseen side of history.

Control a squad of freedom fighters, battling more for the lives of others than their own. Sneak through enemy lines with tools to cause distractions such as breaking beer bottles, blasting music boxes, throwing rocks, and more to lure unsuspecting guards to their doom. 

Devise strategies with Planning Mode, where freedom fighters can create a sequence of commands and then execute them all at once. Coordinate multiple characters simultaneously, moving from shadow to shadow, taking out Nazis one-by-one in a dance of death. Should stealth fail, swap to twin-stick shooter style controls for brutal real-time battles.

Dive deep into history’s dark underbelly with unprecedented audio and visual fidelity in the real-time tactics genre. Rich, animated cutscenes convey the grim tale inspired by true events and real people. With the help of historians, Destructive Creations strives for accuracy in all realms, including events, dates, locations, uniforms, and in-game articles.

“War Mongrels aims to show a side of World War II people don’t want to talk about,” said Marcin Stanek, Business Development Manager at Destructive Creations. “We want to explore the soldiers who woke up to the truth behind Hitler’s actions and then fought for redemption.”

War Mongrels supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese (Simplified) language subtitles will be available at launch with English voiceover.

War Mongrels will be available on PC in September 2021, with PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X to follow at a later time.

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