EGX Rezzed 2017: World War 2 FPS Battalion 1944 Unveiled

EGX Rezzed attendees got a world exclusive first play of a new World War 2 multiplayer FPS, Battalion 1944! Check it out for yourself.

At any good gaming expo, you will more than likely get a world-exclusive or two, and EGX Rezzed 2017 was no exception. The Square Enix Collective was proud to unveil their latest sign, Battalion 1944. The World War 2 FPS has been developed by UK-based studio Bulkhead Interactive, previously known for making the first-person puzzler The Turing Test.

The team behind the game have been heavily inspired by series such as Medal of Honor and Call of Duty but are aiming to bring WW2 warfare to a modern audience. The game takes place in the thick of it all, with matches in such places as Carentan, where U.S. airforce troops engaged German infantry during the Normandy landings, or the siege of Bastogne, where American and German troops fought over an important strategic position in Belgium. All of the maps are based on actual events and locations from across the European theater of war.

The developers have built the game so that it totally relies on player skill. There is nothing to unlock and no abilities to level up, for example. Instead, everyone goes into it on a level playing field.  

There is currently no exact release date for Battalion 1944 but when it does arrive, it will be available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. Take a look at the official announcement trailer at the top of this article, and let us know what you think about the game in the comments section below!

Published Apr. 9th 2017

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