October 27th, 2012 | By Tom Christiansen
Unity of Command is a turn-based strategy game set during the battle of Stalingrad, during World War Two. Developed by 2×2 Games, Unity of Command was originally released in 2011, but only very recently available through Steam. In almost perfect timing with the Steam release, comes news that new downloadable content is on the way for Unity of Command. The DLC, entitled, Red Turn, resumes after the battle of Stalingrad, and shifts focus on the Soviet’s push to reclaim the Motherland from the Germans.
Red Turn features an additional seventeen scenarios, and four scenarios specifically for multiplayer. 2×2 Games expects to have Red Turn out by the end of the year, and is currently offering beta access to a lucky few, through their forums.
A scenario editor is to be included in the 1.04 update of Unity of Command, allowing players to recreate their own historical scenarios and “what-if” campaigns. The scenario editor will be accessible to anyone who owns the core game.
Unity of Command is a turn-based strategy game which centralizes over the Stalingrad campaign of 1942 and 1943. 2×2 Games strived to recreate the historically-accurate strategy and tension that the battlefield commanders faced during this pivotal World War Two battle, while keeping Unity of Command easy-to-learn and fun.
However, 2×2 Games promises that Unity of Command is not a walk in the park. The developers worked hard to include an enemy artificial-intelligence that will attempt to out maneuver the player in attempts to encircle the player and cut off their supply line. Interfering weather is also a factor to consider, as sometimes it can be more deadly than the enemy.
A demo version and the full version of Unity of Command are available through the game’s official website. Purchasing from their provides players with a complimentary Steam activation.
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