Battle Fleet 2 devs head to dry land in Battle Fleet: Ground Assault

By Joe Robinson 10 Apr 2018 0

Battle Fleet 2 was a decent naval ‘lite’ strategy/war game set in World War 2’s Pacific Theatre, and joined a host of similar naval games that released at roughly the same time. While it seems former Editor Nik never did follow up on his promise of a full review, out sister site Pocket Tactics was a bit more thorough with the game’s iPad edition.

Now developer Mythical City Games is back with another entry in their Battle Fleet series, and one that doesn’t technically feature any ‘fleets’ at all. Battle Fleet: Ground Assault takes the action to dry land as you command companies of tanks through “some of the most exciting tank theatres of war from World War II”.

It’s a turn-based game, with 20 historically accurate tank models to choose from and if the trailer is anything to go by, offers a version of World War 2 where infantry-based forces didn’t exist.

With the return of single player battles, a robust campaign and intense multiplayer mode, Battle Fleet: Ground assault continues the strategy and unique “Worms” / “Scorched Earth” style angle+power mechanic of Battle Fleet 2, adding destructible environments, armor, shell types and all new tactics. Hit the engines and cripple the enemy's maneuverability, or aim for the crew compartment and disable the tank for an entire turn. With a full-featured campaign and a variety of single play scenarios, Battle Fleet: Ground Assault will make you feel like Patton charging through the German lines.

The game will be launching onto Steam on May 1st, with VR support coming later in the year. The press release we were sent doesn’t make any mention of a mobile version, which is a shame. It seems the age of ‘serious' wargames on iPad is coming to a close.

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