War Browser: Panzer General Online Trailer

By Craig Pearson on August 20th, 2013 at 6:30 pm.

Neawwwww.
Trailersoft, a division of Ubisoft that was funded when Yves Guillemot’s cat stood on his keyboard and added an extra zero to the trailer team’s budget, has been very busy lately. The pressure of releasing the hourly reminders that they have Splinter Cell and Assassin Creed games coming out has tired the poor folk out. They’ve gone a little bit avant garde with this trailer for the newly unveiled Panzer General Online. The game is a free-to-play turn-based wargame for browser generals. You will stare at your hexagons and make tactical decisions about the Battle of Omaha Beach, the Battle of Monte Cassino, and more. The trailer shows that off with a plastic army man fighting off a tank.

Yves Guillemot’s cat, this nonsense is all your fault! There’s not a lot of information about it, really (“About The Game” on the site is a short paragraph of text), but I can tell you there will be single-player and multiplayer modes, with the SP acting like an extended tutorial for the multiplayer’s General vs General staredowns. It’ll also have elements of trading-card games, so you’ll be collecting and trading digital tanks, weapons, and squads to create your own army.

If you squint, you can make out allusions to that in the trailer.

That plastic army man has seen things, but only because he was placed there. Was it by you? Who knows. You can sign up for the closed beta at the website.

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10 Comments »

  1. acheron says:

    “…Panzer General…”

    Yay!

    “…is a free-to-play…”

    Boo!

    Goddammit publishers. Stop that.

  2. Dana says:

    When I played Panzer General back in the day, I always thought it would be so much better with microtransactions included.

  3. misterT0AST says:

    If for some reason it was logical to adress to free-to-play games as a whole, I’d say on average I’m ok with them.
    Usually if you dump 60$ into them they give as much as a 60$ game.
    And if they don’t, their designers probably made a mess of everything else anyway.
    I hope this will be one of the good ones, like Dota 2 and Quake Live.

  4. squareking says:

    0:06 — OH GOD WHAT’S WRONG WITH HIS HAAAND

    When will developers wise up and just make make a F2P TBS MOBA with microtransactions and trading cards?

  5. RedViv says:

    The style of the actual game is bloody gorgeous.

  6. Bugamn says:

    So, who else now wants a new Army Men game?

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