Starbreeze, Lion Game Lion, and 505 Games have finally announced the release date of Raid: World War II which is a co-op shooting game in which four Criminals will be facing off against the Nazi War machine on September 26
RAID: Another World War II Game?
It’s no secret that there are more than a few games based on World War II depicting the US defeating the evil Third Reich and saving the world in huge battles and some have even managed to recreate the biggest wars for gamers to experience. With heavy hitters like Call of Duty and Meal of Honor among many other WWII based games, Raid: World War II is setting itself apart by being as what many are calling “Payday 2” meets “Inglorious Bastards”. Rather than focusing on iconic battles, Raid: World War II will be focusing on the untold small scale but just as crucial confrontations that took place during WWII.
A Fresh New Take
From what we’ve seen Raid: World War II manages to do quite a bit to differentiate from already existing titles and makes itself stand out by giving players more controls. The game starts when four criminals Stirling, Wolfgang, Rivet, and Kurgan are released from prison thanks to a shadowy character called Mrs. White, the criminals are then recruited into British secret intelligence to help defeat the Nazi War machine by doing what they do best – fighting, sabotaging, killing and stealing anything that bears the swastika. Raid: World War II doesn’t depict what the men of honor went through but rather focuses on the less mainstream side of war which only a few games have ever done giving it just enough diversity to help it stand-out.
4 Player Co-Op Gameplay
The game plays as a 4 person co-op shooters where the players take missions from high ranking General which include frontal assaults, stealth missions to steal important documents, assassinations and more. There’s major focus on team play elements which will require each player to play their part for a successful mission. There are four classes that determine what type of weapons and equipment each player will have and are pretty self-explanatory like the Demolition Man class which as the name implies handles explosives and uses a shotgun.
If you’re tired of playing the “War Is Hell” version of WWII games than Raid: World War II is definitely worth checking out. From what we’ve seen of the game at E3 and heard from the developers might be going for a more tongue-in-cheek approach to deliver a new and unique experience for players to enjoy.
Check out the trailer below