Cyanide is bringing the world of Confrontation to the multiplayer battle arena, prepping Dogs of War Online, a free-to-play strategy war game, for a Q2 PC launch.
Thanks to games like League of Legends, the online battle genre is undergoing a renaissance of sorts. More quality titles are hitting the market based on either completely new IPs or well-established franchises. Of course the best part is the fact that the vast majority of these games, including the upcoming Dogs of War, are free-to-play, meaning there’s zero risk for players to at least try the game out. And in the case of Cyanide’s latest offering, you’ll be able to do exactly that sometime in the next few months.
“Dogs of War Online is a turn-based, tactical arena game with gameplay heavily influenced by the eponymous board game published by Rackham,” states a press release from Cyanide. “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.”
More than just an online battle game, players will have to take care of troop management between skirmishes, too. You’ll need to cope with frequent random events, including desertion, tension between soldiers and theft. One of the best ways to keep your soldiers from getting to antsy, of course, is to send them out on additional missions to loot and pillage when you aren’t going toe-to-toe with another player.
Three armies will be available at launch including the undead Ram forces, the knightly Lion forces and the predatory Wolfen forces.
Due out for PC sometime during Q2 of this year, keep your eyes peeled for an official launch date to be announced in the coming months.