Heroes & Generals is a combined first-person shooter and strategy video game in a World War II setting. It is being developed by independent studio Reto-Moto, which is founded by some of the original founders of IO Interactive and the Hitman series, and will be published by Square Enix. The developers call it a "mass participation game" in contrast to a traditional massively multiplayer online games, where the actions in the FPS-part of the game reflects into the strategy-part.
What type of game is Heroes & Generals?
Heroes & Generals is a Massive Online FPS with a Strategic Multiplayer Campaign, taking place in the European theater of war during WWII. ‘Heroes’ refer to the players engaged in the FPS-part of the game and ‘Generals’ refer to the players managing the resources and commanding Assault Teams (army units) in the Strategy-part of the game.
Can you tell more about the FPS (First Person Shooter) part of the game?
We call this the Action Game; this is where the ‘Heroes’ are doing the fighting on the ground and in the clouds.The Action Game is in all its aspects a full blown First Person Shooter, complete with intense infantry, vehicle and airplane combat in a wide variety of modes and missions. As your customizable character advances in rank, you might join a small squad of elite soldiers operating behind enemy lines, or fall-in with a larger section fighting an epic battle for a strategic bridgehead.We try to create an Arcade Shooter with realistic elements, such as weapons ballistics, advanced vehicle armor models, etc. It is very important to us, that our players enjoy the game, and we are therefore always open to suggestions from the community to help us make the the game YOU want to play!What makes our game different to most other Shooters is that every single mission fought in the Action Game, will be a part of one grand war reaching all over Europe. In the end, the ‘Heroes’ will be the deciding factor on who will win the war. The ‘Heroes’ will look to their ‘Generals’, to send them the needed reinforcement and supplies that they need, to win those strategic important battles!
Can you tell more about the Strategic Multiplayer Campaign?
The Campaign, as we call it, is the strategic part of Heroes & Generals. In the Campaign ‘Generals’ will control a number of Assault Teams (army units), fighting for either the US or the German faction, and move them around the campaign map in order to conquer cities, airfields, factories and other important strategic points. When two or more hostile Assault Teams attack each other, a mission is created in the mission list, and players from each side can join and play out that mission. The Assault Teams carries an amount of resources, which will be the ones available in the Action game, and all kills in the Action-game will be reflected in the Campaign. The ‘Generals’ can also add reinforcements to an ongoing battle, so your troops on the battlefield will get more resources.
Is there an official release date yet?
No, not yet – we’re currently in closed-beta, and you can see our road map here: http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/commun ... t/road-map
What will Heroes & Generals cost?
Heroes & Generals will use the Free2Play model. We wish to create a healthy, solid and well-balanced game and community, where you can get a great experience playing the game, no matter how much money you spend! There is an in-game economy, where you earn in-game credits for being active in the game, by playing FPS-missions and/or handling Assault Teams.
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