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PARIS - Mar. 7, 2013 -
Cyanide today unveiled images
Dogs of War Online
, the free-to-play multiplayer game
based on the universe of
. It will be released for PC in Q2
Dogs of War Online is a turn-based, tactical arena game
with gameplay heavily influenced by the eponymous board game
published by Rackham. Players are tasked with creating a squad of
mercenaries made up of units of their choosing, and must send them
to fight in fierce battles against other players. Movement and
contact are based on a system of hexagonal boxes.
The player must also demonstrate leadership qualities and cope
with frequent unexpected events related to the life of a mercenary
company: desertion, tension between soldiers, and theft, among
To ensure that soldiers do not spend their free time ransacking
the neighborhood, players will be able to send them on missions
between battles and thus increase winnings.
Finally, each player will be able to customize existing
mercenaries or grow armies by acquiring items and new units.
Set in a world where honor is an unknown concept,
Dogs of War Online offers three armies at its launch: Ram,
composed of undead minions, each one more sinister than the other;
Lion, with its seemingly noble knights who are better known for
their greed and deceit; and Wolfen, dangerous predators who
consider every stranger their prey.
Today’s screenshots give a glimpse of a Confrontation
between the Lion and Wolfen!
Download the screenshots in the
These images do not reflect the final version of the game,
which is still under development. Please consider them as Work in
Planned for release in Q2 2013,
Dogs of War Online is exclusively multiplayer and will be
available for free.
For more information on
Dogs of War Online,
About Cyanide Studio
Cyanide is an independent and privately held video game studio.
Based in Paris, it was created in 2000 and has risen to become one
of the most productive game development studios in France. In 2007
the company opened a facility in Montreal, Canada with total team
of 100. The studio is best known for its
Pro Cycling Manager series. Cyanide also boasts games
drawn from a wide variety of universes including
Loki (Action/RPG, 2007),
Blood Bowl (sport/fantasy/RTS, 2009/2010/2012) and
Dungeon Party (F2P MMOG, 2009).
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