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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Trailer: Bethesda impresses us with BattleCry

News by Matt S.

Multiplayer-only combat games are a bit in vogue right now, with examples such as Paradox's War of the Roses and Vikings catching the eye of other developers.

Bethesda's newly-formed BattleCry Studios is one such example, and BattleCry is to be its first game. BattleCry is a 32-person-a-side all-out multiplayer only game.

It's also a F2P game.

Now, under normal circumstances this wouldn't interest me in the slightest, but this first trailer has completely turned me around. The sheer variety of weapons that players will clearly be able to chose between,and the design of those weapons and characters, which were envisioned by Viktor Antonov (Dishonored) is intreguing, to say the least.

Some information on the game, according to the press release:

Step into a bold, expressive world envisioned by Viktor Antonov (Half-Life 2, Dishonored) where gun powder has been banned following a cataclysmic world war at the dawn of the 20th century. Traditional warfare is now a relic of the past and all conflicts are settled head-on by elite teams of chosen warriors in sanctioned WarZones. Trained and bred for battle they face off for the glory of their nations.

Choose your faction and progress your warrior through the ranks. Each rank unlocks new abilities and effects allowing deep strategic builds for your warrior on every level. Risk life and limb as the powerful Royal Marines or the fearless Cossacks in imaginative WarZones each designed to combine positioning, spacing and verticality to redefine your core combat experience. Fight with transformative melee and ranged weapons that harness iron and energy and eviscerate your opponents with swords that transform into shields, bows that can punch an arrow straight through an armored skull or electrocute your foes with high powered blades crackling with electro-static energy.

And the trailer:




What do you think of this one? Let us know in the comments!

- Matt S. 
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Trailer: Bethesda impresses us with BattleCry
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