Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Publisher: M2H
Developer: BlackMill Games
Release Date: Sept. 13, 2022

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'Isonzo' To Get Free Caporetto Expansion And Premium Royal Units Pack DLC In Early December - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2022 @ 11:03 a.m. PST

Experience authentic mountain warfare on the Italian Front in the newest entry in the WW1 Game Series.

Isonzo takes place on the southern front of the Great War, immersing players into the titanic clash between the Kingdom of Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Inspired by the two year struggle for the Isonzo river, Isonzo will see players deploy to new WW1 battlefields which are beautiful but deadly in equal measure. The fighting takes place among the scenic peaks, rugged valleys and idyllic towns of northern Italy. The brand new Offensive game mode puts players right in the middle of key historical offensives on the Italian Front, from high-altitude combat in the Alps through to the ferocious battles for the Isonzo river.

Isonzo is the third game in the WW1 Game Series, and introduces players to high-altitude Alpine warfare in Northeast Italy. Tannenberg revolves around the large-scale maneuver warfare seen on the Eastern Front, and Verdun - the game that started everything - immerses players into intense close-quarters trench warfare on the Western Front.

Isonzo builds on the rock solid and authentic base of the WW1 Game Series, taking the intensity of Verdun and combining it with the scale of Tannenberg. It breaks new ground in the Alps with a complete feature overhaul - including a brand new historically driven game mode - to take the series to the next level and immerse players like never before!

Accurately modelled weapons, uniforms and sound effects will immerse players into WW1 battlefields. Everything in Isonzo down to trench designs and significant landmarks have been recreated from historical sources - ranging from films and diaries to modern photographs of the battlefields taken on research trips. The new Offensive game mode challenges players to lead the charge across stunning Italian landscapes, or prepare their defense on dynamic battlefields. The tactical situation can change at any moment!

React to battlefield conditions by choosing your role and loadout carefully: snipe enemy engineers from mountainsides to stop them cutting your wire, use rifle grenades to clear enemy strong points across the river, or call in artillery barrages as an officer. This is a battle for the fate of nations, and both sides will unleash their huge arsenals of weapons. Players will handle everything from bayonets and machine guns to mortars and rifle grenades - if that’s not doing the job, they can call in support from heavy artillery barrages, bombing runs, or lethal poison gas.

The Great War on the Italian Front is brought to life and elevated to unexpected heights! But remember - it’s not the mountain we conquer, but the enemy.

A free expansion is coming to Isonzo on December 5th and will feature a new German Empire faction with 10+ new weapons, and the first of what will ultimately be three maps set during the momentous Battle of Caporetto.

Extra visual customization options for the German troops will be available in a paid ‘Royal Units’ DLC, and more...

The Caporetto expansion for Isonzo will be free, with an option for players to expand their visual customization options for the German Empire with the Royal Units DLC. As was revealed in the roadmap, this is the first large update of many which will be released on Steam, PlayStation, Xbox and the Epic Games Store.

New faction, new map… with more to come!

The full complement of Isonzo classes are represented in the new German Empire faction including the Mountaineer, with uniforms, weapons and equipment based on historical research to authentically recreate the German army as it was on the Italian Front. They’re a fully fledged fighting force consisting of the previously revealed Stoßtrupp and the Rifleman, amongst others, and are ready to take the fight to the Italian defenders of Monte Kolovrat – the first of three maps to be added as part of the Battle of Caporetto Offensive.

Isonzo’s Offensive game mode sees players fight through multiple different maps to determine who wins or loses the overall Offensive. The first map in the Caporetto Offensive is a hillside assault in rainy autumn weather, where the German army must advance through the ruins of a heavily shelled town, and then capture multiple trench lines dug into steep slopes. Their ultimate objective is the peak of Hill 1114, and it won’t be an easy fight for either side!

The Battle of Caporetto (also known as the Twelfth Battle of the Isonzo) historically was a major defeat for the Kingdom of Italy, as German and Austro-Hungarian soldiers broke through Italian lines and forced them to retreat. It was a large enough disaster to bring down the Italian government and force a replacement of Italy’s top general!

Jos Hoebe, Creative Director and co-founder of the WW1 Game Series says: “We’re looking forward to releasing the free Caporetto expansion for Isonzo this December 5 – the first of several free updates we have planned. It expands Isonzo to cover more of the key aspects of the war on the Italian Front, adding both German Empire troops and the first part of a new German Offensive.”

Cosmetic ‘Royal Units’ DLC and Prestige Mode

The Royal Units Pack is a paid DLC ($9.99 / €9.99) which will offer players more visual customization options for the German faction by introducing the distinctive uniforms of 2 major states within the German Empire: the Kingdoms of Bavaria and Württemberg. The DLC includes new uniforms for all classes, plus a special officer uniform, making a total of 13. Both the Württemberg and Bavarian troops come with distinctive headgear, and the pack also contains 5 facial hair styles and 4 facial items which can be used for any faction in the game.

Also featured in this update will be an expanded class XP level cap, as well as prestige mode for the most elite players to show off their dedication!

Key Features:

  • Mountain warfare: assaulting mountain fortifications, battling through ruined towns, and fording rivers are just a few of the challenges you’ll face as you fight your way through numerous enemy positions
  • Tactical multiplayer FPS: choose your role and loadout carefully to survive this high altitude combat - play a sniper to pick off the enemy engineers before they can cut your wire, use rifle grenades to clear enemy machine guns, and much more
  • World War One gameplay: new historical Offensive game mode focused on the tactical challenges of Alpine warfare, including WW1 weaponry, poisonous gas attacks, and intense artillery barrages
  • Authentic WW1 atmosphere: accuracy in everything from maps and weaponry to music and the uniforms you choose from – fight for the Kingdom of Italy or the Austro-Hungarian Dual Monarchy

Verdun led the way for authentic WW1 action with close-quarters trench warfare, Tannenberg expanded the experience with maneuver warfare in Russia and Isonzo is taking it to the next level with high-altitude combat in the Alps! The WW1 Game Series throws players into intense warfare inspired by the chaos and fury of iconic battles from the First World War. The newest title is Isonzo, set on the Italian Front and expected to release later in 2021. As the series is closing in on 2 million copies sold, this novel and underserved setting has proven popular with the gaming community!

Each game in the series is standalone and provides a different experience, reflecting the nature of the fighting in the many-sided theaters of the war. The games are built on a base of thorough research and receive extensive post-release support bringing new content and challenges for our players.

Isonzo is available for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC (Steam/Epic Games Store) at $29.99/€29.99/£24.99.

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