Eugen Systems has officially announced the sequel to Wargame: European Escalation. Wargame: AirLand Battle promises to deliver a "a level of detail never before seen in a real-time strategy game," city warfare and over 750 units to command. We've got loads of details and a trailer below.
Just like its predecessor, Wagame: AirLand Battle will take players through a series of conflicts commanding NATO and Warsaw Pact troops between 1975 & 1985 at a turning point of the Cold War. In this episode, war rages in Northern Europe, notably Scandinavia, with maps created from satellite imagery in a newly-designed IRISZOOM engine.
Wargame: AirLand Battle will allow players to command all military resources of the Cold War era, including both tanks and planes. A total of 150 planes strengthen the playable arsenal of the game, from fighters to bombers to electronic warfare planes. Four new nations and their vehicles join the original eight from the first instalment, making a total of over 750 different combat units. Wargame: AirLand Battle also promises to "bring authenticity to the next level" with a new weapons system, better handling of fire effects, and a new Urban Combat Interface (UCI) allowing for battle inside cities.
The solo campaign is composed of several new dynamic campaigns, during which players manage all aspects of battle by leading each squad of the Theater of Operation and making good use of reinforcements and strategic support. Wargame: AirLand Battle still allows customization of armies in solo and multiplayer modes thanks to the 'Deck' system, which is now being enhanced with an integrated viewer.
Wargame: Airland Battle is slated for a 2013 deployment.