Milton Keynes – 505 Games is pleased to announce that fans of real-time strategy games are in for a treat on February 11th, courtesy of an exclusive Men of War multiplayer beta being hosted on FilePlanet.com. Developed by Best Way, Men of War will be released by 505 Games under the 1C label on February 27th 2009.
By registering at FilePlanet.com, users can then download the beta when it launches and get unrivalled access to the World War II real-time strategy title, weeks before it launches anywhere else. Once players have downloaded the beta, they can then challenge others online in the game’s varied selection of multiplayer matches.
Up to 16 people can go head-to-head in four different modes, including Battle Zones, Capture the Flag, Combat and Combat FFA. The beta also features 9 different maps - and 4 nations – Britain, Soviet Union, America, and Germany – each with their own unique troops and vehicles.
“We’re delighted to be working with FilePlanet on the beta for Men of War,” said Alex Price, Senior Global Brand Manager, 505 Games. “This exclusive first look at the game, will ensure that real-time-strategy fans can get their hands on this incredibly realistic and in-depth title before anyone else.”
Men of War takes place across the globe during the height of World War II and features four different armies – Russia, America, Germany and the Allies - each with their own unique units, vehicles and missions. From the Russian missions starring two student comrades innocent to the horrors of war, players are soon catapulted into massive battles with dozens of units under their command.
The Men of War beta is available to download now. The full game will be released exclusively on PC by 505 Games under the 1C Label in Europe in February.
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About 505 Games
505 Games, headquartered in Milton Keynes is dedicated to the publishing and international distribution of full price, mid-range and budget computer and videogames in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) markets and Australia. The current portfolio includes the best selling games Cooking Mama, ArmA: Armed Assault, Bust-a-Move and Armored Core and covers all gaming platforms, including next generation consoles like Sony PlayStation® 3, Nintendo Wii™ and Microsoft Xbox 360™. For More information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505games.co.uk
About 1C Company
1C Company specializes in distribution, publishing and development of mass-market software. Founded in 1991, 1C has become the leading publisher and distributor of computer games in Eastern and Central Europe. 1C Company is widely acknowledged as a game developer and has several internal studios. Internal developments of 1C include IL-2 Sturmovik, IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles, Aces Expansion Pack, Pacific Fighters and Theatre of War. 1C Company works as a publisher and producer with over 30 independent development studios and has produced over 100 projects for PC and consoles. For more information, please visit www.1cpublishing.com
About Best Way
Best Way was founded in 1991, in the Ukraine. Initially the company specialized in computer hardware, application software and networks. In 1999, the company's game development subdivision was created. Soldiers: Heroes of World War II, published by 1C Company and Codemasters, has become Best Way’s debut title. The highly anticipated title won the "Best Game of 2004", "Best Graphics of 2004" and "Best Game Soundtrack of 2004" at the annual Gameland Awards ceremony. In 2006 Best Way together with 1C and Ubisoft has released Faces of War - sequel to Soldiers: Heroes of World War II. Currently Best Way is working on Men of War, third game in the Soldiers – Faces of War series.
Digitalmindsoft was founded in July 2006, in Germany. The company is co-developer of Men of War and started co-operation with Best Way back in 2006. Currently they are working together with Best Way on Men of War as their Western debut title. Additionally DMS delivers community support for Soldiers: Heroes of World War II and Faces of War. DMS is also responsible for community events such as the newly announced multiplayer Beta test. For more information, please visit www.digitalmindsoft.eu