New developer Darkflow Software reveals its ambitious new game, Enlisted, which gives players a chance to experience some of World War II’s most iconic battles.
Thanks to the success of Electonic Arts and DICE’s recently released shooter, Battlefield 1, which is set in World War I, there will surely be many historic war games coming in the next few months and years. To kick things off, newly founded developer Darkflow Software announced Enlisted, a new PC shooter titles set in World War II.
Enlisted will feature squad-based multiplayer action and take place in real-world historical battles. The first two battles players will experience will be Battle of Moscow and the Battle of Normandy. The latter two, Battle of Normandy, is one of the most well-known battles in history.
Each campaign battle will take place in phases, which is meant to reflect the weeks or months some battles took to resolve during World War II. In addition to the locations, Enlisted will feature historically-accurate weapons and characters. See the below teaser trailer for a first look at Enlisted.
Enlisted will include large battles with 100 players per map. Like the Battlefield games, players will enjoy destructible environments, with the game running on Gaijin’s Dagor engine. Additionally, Alexander Nagorny, producer for Enlisted, shared in a statement that the team behind the game will consider player feedback for future campaign missions and elements:
“Enlisted is an ambitious undertaking, unlike any game we have ever created. It will be a first-person shooter decided by the fans, for the fans. They will have direct input into what we create, including things like campaigns, game modes, even which platforms after PC we will support.”
The first two battles are available now for preorder on PC as standalone titles. Gamers can pick up Battle of Moscow or Battle of Normandy for $22 each, or pick up both plus some other digital goodies for $50. Those who preorder the game will gain access to Enlisted’s closed beta, which is scheduled for sometime in 2017.
Gaijin revealed that it plans to reinvest all profits from Enlisted back into the game to develop additional campaign missions, maps, game modes, and eventually bring the game to consoles. The developer revealed that if the company reaches $250,000 in funding, it will create an Africa campaign. At $500,000, additional campaigns and features would be developed. And should funding reach the $1 million milestone, the team will port the game to console.
Since this will be the first major title from Darkflow Software, strong funding would mean not only strong growth for Enlisted, but a bright future for the developer. Hopefully the title meets gamer expectation and gamers can look forward to more from the young developer.
What do you think about Enlisted? Are you planning to pick up the first two battles?
Enlisted is currently set to release on PC in 2017.