Russian developer 1C Company have announced yesterday that Assault Squad 2: Men of War Origins, the remake of their bestselling World War II shooter Men of War game, will be released on the 25th of August for PC with a bit of help from German developer Digitalmindsoft, or DMS for short.

The renowned Men of War RTS series has been continuously improved and polished by 1C for over 10 years and has been put into the making of Assault Squad 2: Men of War Origins, which they are calling “probably the best Men of War game to-date.”

While the remake will feature several graphics and gameplay improvements, it will still have the original Men of War campaign. The player will be able to command Soviet, Allied and German forces in three extensive scenarios, while “taking advantage of each nation’s strengths and exploiting the enemy’s weak points using a wide range of units and tactics.”

Assault Squad 2: Men of War Origins
Image courtesy of 1C Company

The game will feature a vastly upgraded version of the GEM engine with DirectX 11 support for a  “splendid visual experience, worthy of the wait.” for both newcomers and fans alike.

Among the better visuals and engine will be remastered audio, improvements in the gameplay, interface and AI and revised unit management, including automatic ammo re-supply and unit veterancy. No price for the game has been announced as of yet, but a price range somewhere between $20-$40 is most likely a safe bet for anyone interested in purchasing the game.

The original game that the remake is based on does have a “Very Positive” overall score on Steam with 5,231 positive reviews and only 1,178 negative reviews. When the game did originally come out in 2014, the early access version of was released on March 20, 2014. This generated some controversy, as the full version was supposed to be released on that date. It was instead fully released on the 15th of May 2014.

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