The Great War: Western Front

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Frontier Foundry
Developer: Petroglyph
Release Date: March 30, 2023

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'The Great War: Western Front' Gets Release Date, Demo Next Week, Available for Pre-Order- Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2023 @ 9:11 a.m. PST

The Great War: Western Front is a real-time tactical/strategy game where you play a deciding role in history as you take charge in the iconic Western Front from 1914 to 1919.

Pick your faction and lead your forces to victory, by directing your armies in gritty real-time battles and by guiding high-level decisions in turn-based strategic gameplay. Dig detailed trenches, research new technologies such as poison gas and tanks, and make decisions that will have a profound and lasting effect on your success. Think like a Commander to either relive history - or redefine it.

Discover unparalleled levels of strategic choice as you step into the role of both Theatre Commander and Field Commander.

As Theatre Commander, experience enthralling turn-based grand-strategy as you direct the deployment of forces, perform research and carefully consider how you disseminate your resources across the Western Front in a war won by inches. Alongside this, take up the mantle of Field Commander in dynamic real-time battles as you direct units to defeat your opponent, build trenches and perform direct assaults by sending your infantry over the top. Pick your battles and fight them your way to shape the course of history.

Battlefields are persistent, and as you continue your push across the Western Front, you will revisit previous battlefields which will still bear the scars and destruction of earlier encounters.

Players who pre-order can access the battlefield and lead their forces three days early, from March 27.

Ahead of the game’s launch, players are invited to assume command of the front line for the first time during Steam Next Fest, which begins on February 6. Commanders will lead the Allied Forces through a section of the game’s tutorial and campaign, before leading them in a Historic Battle – The Battle of Passchendaele, which provides the perfect opportunity to trial their tactics.

Players can also choose to enhance their experience with Victory Edition (£34.99/€39.99/$39.99). A detailed digital field guide provides additional intelligence on the war, whilst five stunning digital wallpapers showcase a selection of the game’s hand-drawn concept art and motifs. Additionally award-winning composer Frank Klepacki’s evocative original soundtrack can form the backdrop to moments of epic conflict, solemn triumph and quiet deliberation even away from the battlefields.

Artillery bombardments leave behind craters, tanks, gunfire, and trenches desolate the once lush French countryside, and any trenches (or fortifications) you build remaining in play should you return. Shifting weather also plays a role; as the months draw on in the conflict, you’ll encounter weather changes such as snow and rain which will affect things like artillery performance and unit movement. To secure victory, you’ll need to carefully consider your strategy depending on the conditions.

Revel in an authentic historical strategy game that captures the gravity and intensity of The Great War. Partnering with the Imperial War Museums, their expertise enables us to accurately portray these pivotal moments in history.

Choose true-to-life infantry, weaponry, artillery and tanks of the time and get into the mind-set of a WW1 Commander as you employ considered tactics and deploy your army across the Western Front.

Play as either the Allied Nations or the Central Powers as you make tactical and strategic decisions to earn victory both on the battlefield and in the overarching theatre of war. Both factions have unique abilities and gameplay styles for you to discover and wield.

No play through is the same as you make decisions great and small to change the outcome of the war. Introduce new military technologies earlier in the conflict depending on your advancement of the tech tree, or change pivotal moments in history to alter the outcome of the war.

Play your way with four deep and compelling modes. Experience the unfolding saga of World War I in the Campaign, relive iconic moments with Historical Battles, create your own battles in Skirmish or test your strategies against others in memorable Multiplayer action - your journey through this enthralling conflict is unique to you.

The Great War: Western Front is coming to PC (Steam/Epic Games Store) on March 30, 2023 for £29.99/€34.99/$34.99.

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