PQube is set to bring consumers a more authentic World War II gaming experience with this History Channel licensed strategy title.
Beginning one month after the Normandy landings, History: Legends of War sends players directly into the heat of battle to defeat the enemy.
Consumers step into the role of General Patton and set about leading US troops into the city of Berlin.
PQube feels the sparse landscape for turn-based strategy titles on console may help the fortunes of History: Legends of War.
“There are very few turn-based strategy games available on console yet titles such as Xcom Enemy Unknown have proved that there is a good market for this genre across all formats. History: Legends of War is a must-stock,” says Martine Saunders, senior product manager at PQube.
“It carries the official History channel license and branding, adding authenticity and historical accuracy to the game, as well as offering some strong co-promotional opportunities.”
WORLD AT WAR
Players must navigate through a 21-mission campaign featuring four operations spread across 44 battlefield maps.
Aside from the campaign mode, a multiplayer option uses a hot seat system to allow two players to take to the battlefield.
Whether fighting in countryside, cities or snow, gamers will have to master a series of tasks ranging between simple attack or defend missions to escort or sabotage assignments.
And PQube feels the game has huge potential at retail.
“We expect this to be a Top 10 “title based on the success of similar products in this genre and of this History franchise,” adds Saunders. “History: Legends of War is an immersive and absorbing turn- based strategy game built specifically for console using a solid engine.
“This genre is experiencing a resurgence at the moment, particularly amongst console players, which has increased the potential audience for us.”
History: Legends of War will hope to get the avid History Channel viewers onto the battlefield in a role greater than that of just a spectator.
The game will be supported with a significant campaign across most media channels. “We’re targeting traditional gamers, strategy fans and WWII, history and general war enthusiasts. We have an extensive print ad campaign booked, with ads running throughout January, February and March across most of the major gaming magazines, specialist war, history and military magazines and lifestyle publications,” said Martine Saunders, senior product manager at PQube.
As a result of the games ties with the History Channel, there will be a TV campaign with 200 spots at peak times across the History and Military History channels.