Holdfast: Nations At War Announced for PC; Hits Steam Greenlight

Holdfast: Nations At War is the debut title from the small development team over at Anvil Game Studios.

on January 22, 2017 8:33 PM

Anvil Game Studios, a small independent developer based out of Malta, has released a new trailer to show off their debut game Holdfast: Nations At War for PC.

The game is an online multiplayer first and third person shooter set in the Napoleonic Era. The unique setting is paired off with some period weaponry including muskets, swords, and cannons. Naval combat also seems to be a staple of the gameplay and includes warship battles that are reminiscent of the Assassin’s Creed series.

Here are some of the features promised by the developers:

  • Join the Navy – Experience what it’s like to be a crew member on board a military sailing ship. Raise the sails, fire the cannons, test the water depths and cooperate to keep your vessel afloat!

  • Enlist in the Army – Work with your comrades to storm enemy fortifications, support the fight from the rear with artillery fire or keep the line steady in open field battles and lead your men to victory!

  • Class System – Play as a Captain, Sailor, Line Infantry and more! Every class comes with its own traits and roles which are crucial for your team’s survival.

  • Challenging Combat – Whether you are manning cannon, firing a musket or swinging a sword, Holdfast: NaW’s combat mechanics are easy to learn but hard to master. Skill is rewarded via a precision and timing based directional melee combat system that puts players’ reflexes and dexterity to the test.

  • Competitive Play – There will be plenty of chances for you and your mates to take on other groups in tournaments and fierce competitive events. Hone your skills because you can be sure that your opponents will too!

There’s some promise in there but if you’re unconvinced you can test the game out for yourself during a beta that’s coming at some point in 2017.

Holdfast: Nations At War is currently going through the Steam Greenlight process and you can check out the new trailer below.

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