French publisher and developer Eugen Systems has announced their next war game WARNO hits early access in January 2022.
Following their previous two WWII strategy games in Steel Division: Normandy 44 and Steel Division 2, their Cold War successor WARNO hits early access on January 20th, via Steam. Fans can expect “meticulously research” units set in a “what-if” scenario where the Cold War actually heated up.
WARNO is military lingo for “warning order,” as in their operatives must stand by for commands regarding a potential mission and potential enemy combatants. The game is considered a spiritual successor to their WWII wargames, and features the 10v10 battles seen in Steel Division.
Here’s a new extremely 1980s trailer set to crushing synth music:
Here’s a rundown on the game:
Deploy into an authentic, expansive, and meticulously researched Cold War real-time strategy game with WARNO. As the spiritual successor to the acclaimed Wargame series, WARNO is the ultimate next-gen World War III battle simulator.
Two years have passed since Gorbachev’s overthrow in a coup by hardline communists, and now, in the dark summer days of 1989, the Cold War finally turns hot. The armies of NATO and Warsaw Pact have deployed in a divided and tense Germany. Conflict is imminent. The only thing left is to wait for the inevitable Warning Order that will begin it all. War is coming home, commanders…
WARNO – Warning Order – lets you command your customized battlegroup and lead hundreds of Cold War-era units to victory on dynamic, tactical battlefields. Choose between the arsenals of NATO or the Warsaw Pact, and fight across a multitude of solo and online modes against challenging AI or human opponents in massive 10v10 battles. Show your mettle as a strategic commander in the turn-based Army General campaigns depicting a devastating, techno-thrilling World War III in Western Europe.