Panzer Corps Release Date Approaches
The Lordz Game Studios has been hard at work on a new project, Panzer Corps. Their goal is no less than than to remake a classic game, Panzer General. Panzer General set the standard for years as a fun and easy to play wargame. They believe Panzer Corps will have "an unmistakable ‘PG feeling’ whilst refining gameplay and balance." Those are some big shoes to fill, especially when one considers that Panzer General continues to linger in many gamers’ memories as the benchmark by which other games are measured.
Nevertheless, they think they’ve got it. Iain McNeil, director of Development at Slitherine said: "With this game we are trying to bring the golden age of strategy gaming back to its roots. This game is Slitherine’s homage to one of the greatest strategy titles of all time and we are working hard to ensure we capture the flavor of that masterpiece, yet update it with features and a graphical style that will appeal to a modern strategy gamer".
Panzer Corps will feature 26 scenarios on 21 unique maps, covering most major battles of the European Theatre of World War II and including a few hypothetical ‘what if’ scenarios based on your actions.
Tim van der Moer, Managing Director of the Lordz Games Studio said: "There are many World War II strategy games out there, but Panzer Corps will blow you away. We are putting all our efforts to make a memorable game, that can stand the test of time the way Panzer General did".
The game will be huge:
- 400 unit types, divided into 19 unit classes with 20 detailed parameters to identify units abilities, 17 terrain types affecting gameplay in various way. Panzer Corps will celebrate the glory days of strategy gaming with the aim of attracting new players to the genre
- Campaign: all 26 scenarios are combined into a large campaign tree with several entry points at various stages of the war. Depending on the outcome of each battle (decisive victory, marginal victory or defeat), the player will be faced with different challenges and a progress along different parts of the campaign tree
- Nations: all major and many minor nations represented: Germany , Italy , Poland , France , Great Britain , USA , USSR , Norway , Belgium , Netherlands , Albania , Romania , Greece and more
- Core units that travel with you throughout the campaign gaining experience and that can be upgraded as new weapon technologies become available
Panzer Corps is scheduled for release in "Early 2011".