Een aantal jaren geleden wisten de Nederlandse ontwikkelaars M2H en Blackmill Games de game Verdun te releasen. Een realistische Eerste Wereldoorlog shooter die ervoor kiest om voor authentieke kostuums, omgevingen en wapens te gaan in plaats van mainstream shooter-actie. Na een console-versie én een lange early access periode voor de nieuwe game, hebben zij vandaag het vervolg uitgebracht; Tannenberg. Deze nieuwe game vindt zich plaats op het Oosterse front, in tegenstelling tot de Westerse van zijn voorganger. Dat betekent dat je o.a. als Bulgaren, Russen en Oostenrijkers-Hongarijen kan strijden in open gebieden, met een variatie aan wapens, squads en objectives. Daar waar Verdun zich veel in loopgraven afspeelden, in Tannenberg is het de bedoeling met goede coördinatie verschillende sectoren over te nemen. Dit doe je allemaal in online 64-speler matches.

De release voegt naast een dikke patch ook nieuwe content toe voor huidige spelers. De eerder genoemde Bulgaren maken hun opwachting op het front, samen met een aantal nieuwe wapens en een gloednieuwe map, waar de factie een grote rol in speelde tussen 1914 en 1918.

Daarnaast kondigen de studio’s aankomende content aan voor Tannenberg. In de lente kunnen we een “Wolf Event” verwachten, waarbij online soldaten een staakt het vuren kunnen houden om hongerige wolven af te weren.
Mocht je geïnteresseerd zijn in de game, dan is deze verkrijgbaar op Steam

Check de release trailer en het volledige persbericht hieronder!

Notitie: GamerGeek Jim (hoi!) werkt bij het bedrijf wat de marketing voor de game verzorgt. 

ALKMAAR, THE NETHERLANDS – February 13, 2018 – Blackmill Games and M2H have just
released their WW1 shooter Tannenberg on Steam. The second entry in the WW1 Game Series
surprises the community with new content and reveals a historical event in early Spring!

Bulgarian forces join the Central Powers in the authentic WW1 FPS, bringing a new map and new
weapons to the Eastern Front.

Players can get Tannenberg now on Steam with a 15% discount – or a 25% loyalty discount if they
already own Verdun, the first game in the series.

Bulgaria enters the battle for Dobrudja!
The trailer shows Bulgaria joining the fight, and they bring a batch of new equipment with them! New
firearms include the Berdan II rifle – a Russian designed weapon that the Bulgarians would use against
them in WW1. Not all new weapons added with the release are in Bulgarian hands – for instance the
Russians get the Berdan II rifle, while the Roumanians gain access to the British designed Martini-Henry
rifle. Although it first saw action in 1871, it was still effective enough to be used when supplies of other
weapons were short.

The new Dobrudja map will see players do battle with a view of the Danube river, as they attempt to seize
control of key hilltop fortifications while holding off flanking attacks through the valley trenches below!
Combined with the other maps already in the game, it means that players can now fight over territory
representing battlefields from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea!

Co-founder Mike Hergaarden says: “Inspired by the Dobrudja region, the new map showcases our
commitment to creating authentic locations. We’ve done careful research to create something which
reflects the challenges that soldiers on the Eastern Front would have faced.”

Other battlefields in Tannenberg include a small village on the flat plains of Poland, a damaged armoured train in a hilly region
of Galicia, a church at the centre of a valley in the Carpathians, and fortified Mount Cosna in Roumania.

This last iconic battlefield was added alongside a Roumanian squad following a vote asking players if
they wanted to see Roumanian or Bulgarian troops added to the game. However the result was a close
one… so the developers decided to add Bulgaria as well! The community has been great during Early
Access, and in addition to the two new factions, recent months leading up the release have seen a flurry
of other updates in response to their feedback. In particular the sectors, squads and roles within them are
now even more distinctive. Pick the Austro-Hungarian K.u.K. or Russian Frontovik squads for long range
rifles and heavy artillery support, Cossacks or German Infanterie for melee assaults and taking ground, or
the Roumanian and Bulgarians to hold key sectors against enemy counter-attacks. Support call-ins have
been further balanced, with options including gas, artillery, smoke, and recon planes.

Wolves at the door…

There has been a range of historical events hosted in Tannenberg and predecessor Verdun, from the
Christmas Truce and Remembrance Day to player organized reenactments. The developers have
announced a new event for Spring, based on a lesser known truce reported by an American newspaper…
the ‘wolf truce’. The paper described Russian and German soldiers forced to hold a temporary ceasefire
by huge packs of ravenous, starving wolves. Although there may be more than a little exaggeration in the
story, it makes for an interesting what-if scenario, and during the upcoming event when the wolves start
howling, players will need to decide whether or not to hold a ceasefire of their own…



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