1C-Softclub is gearing up for yet another title for Q1 2012, as the developer has got a new entry into the Men of War strategy series, with Men of War: Condemned Heroes.
In Condemned Heroes, gamers will learn of one of the infamous Soviet penal battalions during WWII. These battalions are famous for being formed under Stalin’s “No step back!” order #227. They consisted of court-martialed officers that were given a chance to redeem their crimes, or incompetence, in blood by serving as the lowest enlisted rank in a battalion that was assigned the most dangerous tasks. These battalions’ images are surrounded by many myths, and this game tells the truth about these regiments based on real evidence from their former members. Take command of one of these notorious companies and lead it to victory against all odds through most of the war on the Eastern front.
Gamers will fight from desperate battles in 1942 in the area of Volyn in the Ukraine, to the massive operation “Bagration” in the Brest area, Magnush bridgehead and Warsaw area in Poland and finally to attacks on the German Altdam and Stettin near the end of the war.
The game will feature 4 campaigns of 15 missions that tell the story of the penal company from 1942-1945. 1C says the game will use “ultra detailed” photorealistic human models, faces and uniforms for a realistic look.
Below are some of the game’s latest screenshots, courtesy of 1C: