February 27, 2009
In Mother Russia, The Games
505 Games today releases the
long-anticipated 1C game triumvirate of Men of War, Cryostasis and NecroVisioN.
Covering the major aspects of the PC gaming market, the three games take you
from the trenches of the First World War (and the hell beneath them), to the
roving skirmishes of World War II and finally to the frozen wastes of the Arctic
in the late 1960s. You’ll battle vampires and the undead, control entire armies,
and even have flashbacks into the mind of a cow.
All three games are available in all
good high street shops, or from online retailers, and have a recommended retail
price of 29.99.
CRYOSTASIS Taking place in
the Arctic Circle in 1981, players take on the role of Alexander Nesterov, a
Russian meteorologist sent to investigate the final hours of the North Wind, an
old nuclear ice-breaker shipwrecked in an icy grave. The freezing cold has
turned the inhabitants of the ship into freakish frozen monsters that will hunt
down anything warm. Thankfully, Alex possesses a unique ‘Mental Echo’ ability,
which allows him to relive the final memories of the dead and change their
actions in the past. But, can Alex discover what happened on the North Wind or
will he become the latest victim of the terrible cold?
NECROVISION NecroVisioN is a
first-person horror shooter, which sees players taking on the role of American
soldier Simon Bukner, who must fight his way through the bleak trenches of World
War One and into the jaws of Hell. Dead soldiers are coming back to life with a
lust for human flesh, a mad German scientist has created a giant robotic
scorpion and an ancient war between vampires and demons is threatening to wipe
out humanity. Armed with his powerful Shadow Hand and demonic weapons, Bukner
must battle to save himself… and the world.
MEN OF WAR See World War Two
from three different sides – Russian, Allied and German – as you command entire
armies and plot your battle strategies across epic maps based on real-life
locations. Men of War takes place across the globe during the height of World
War II and features three different campaigns, each with their own unique units,
vehicles and missions. From the Russian missions starring two student comrades
fresh to the horrors of war, players are soon catapulted into massive battles
with dozens of units under their command. In addition to the in-depth single
player experience, Men of War also unleashes a range of multiplayer maps based
on the main missions along with action-packed ‘capture the flag’ and ‘high-value