Men of War dev working on post-apocalyptic RPG
New title explores alternate outcome to Cuban missile crisis
Ukrainian developer Best Way brought us the impressive RTS Men of War, and now they’re working on something a little different – a post-apocalyptic action-RPG called Nuclear War.
The game isn’t set in some distant future, but in the current year of 2012 – the catch is it’s an alternate reality where the Cuban missile crisis plays out a little differently – a global nuclear war. This resulted in half the earth’s population being killed and most of the surface being uninhabitable, with the world taking shelter underground.
You begin the game as a Soviet officer in the underground capital of Pobedograd. The war ended 50 years ago, and you go to the surface only to find it’s a wasteland overrun with “anomalies and mutants”, with a bald-headed guy in a fancy wheelchair nowhere in sight.
The game will be mostly played above ground with an open-world exploration feel, presumably while battling these “mutants”. You can acquire two companions to fight with you, who you control with issued commands. When not pausing to give commands, the game’s combat will be in third-person real-time.
Disappointing news for the sinister types, the usual moral choice gambit will be included but Best Way insists “you’ll definitely never join forces of evil”.
The game will be a PC exclusive and is due out sometime in 2013, with the publisher also aiming for a Steam release.
Excited? How about a trailer: