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World War II strategy title Men of War II falls back, heads for the beachhead of 2024

In the works for a while, Fulqrum Publishing and developer Best Way’s Men of War sequel will be just a little while longer.

Delay of war

We’re starting to see a few delays hit the gaming-scape now that we’re heading into the biggest release period of the year. That started the other day, with Alone in the Dark, and now we see that the highly anticipated RTS Men of War II will suffer the same fate.

From the sound of things, it’s for the best.

Maxim Kamensky, Producer of Men of War II at Best Way, explains:
“We loved working with our dedicated community of fans during multiple Playtests and we gathered immense amounts of data and feedback. In fact, we received so many great suggestions we decided to implement, that the original schedule did not allow us to iron out all the bugs and issues in time for the September release. We feel that our fans deserve to receive a game in a completely polished and bug-free state and ask them for just a little more patience to allow us to deliver such a high quality product.”

Men of War is a franchise that helped define the WWII Strategy genre, and players rightfully have extremely high expectations of Men of War II,” said Nikolay Baryshnikov, CEO of Fulqrum Games, “Best Way is as passionate about the game as its fans and we are happy to support them in their endeavour to create the best game in the series to date. Delaying the launch is never pleasant, but it is always the preferred option to releasing a product that might not meet the players’ expectations.”

Fulqrum Games press release

While the title not being ready for the initially expected launch is a bummer for sure, it’s also sounding like it’ll be worth the wait. Men of War II is a monster of a game, with “3 narrative and 2 historical campaigns, Conquest and Raid dynamic campaigns, each playable in 4 variations of competing nations, 15 PvP and 8 PvE multiplayer modes with over 20 maps and more”. So if you’re looking for a massive, all-encompassing World War II strategic epic, it seems like it might fit the bill.

There’s no new launch date just yet for Men of War II, but you can expect to see it pop up some time in 2024 for “Steam, Epic Games Store and other digital store fronts”.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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