If you’re into realistic shooters and the World War 2 genre you may already be following Deep Silver’s Iron Front – Liberation 1944 which takes place as the Soviet troops were pushing back the Nazi armies on the Eastern Front of the European theater. This update include a large number of screenshots of the Soviet forces.
If the title image looks strangely familiar it’s because the game is using ARMA II’s graphics engine from Bohemia Interactive, but given the flexibility we’ve already seen from ARMA II, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, especially for modders. Keep reading and we’ll check in with what’s new for Iron Front.
Deep Silver seems to be providing a comprehensive package for World War 2 era death dealing, from planes to tanks and rifles. According to a press release Iron Front will feature tanks well known to the genre up to an including the massive Panzerkampfwagen VI or King Tiger and the Soviet Stalin JS2 tank.
This update also lets us know that they’ve expanded the Soviet arsenal to include the Soviet medium tank T-34, the Katyusha rocket launcher and the bomber aircraft Petlyakov Pe-2. The screenshots say it all in a way, and they certainly look authentic, though I’m not really an expert. Take a look for yourself and let us know what you think.
Iron Front will feature two single player campaigns, one for each side as well as co-op and PvP maps for online play. The game is scheduled to be released this month, but as of yet no exact date has been set. Personally though I have to say if it keeps the flexibility and customization of its ARMA II cousin that would only make it more exciting.