Vancouver, Canada – 14 April, 2021.
The indie games developer Redstone Interactive and Offworld Industries (the developer of the smash-hit military simulator “Squad”) today announced that they have just released the “For King and Country” update for their large-scale multiplayer WW1 FPS “Beyond The Wire”.
The “For King and Country” update aims to urther enhance the thrilling historical action already present in “Beyond the Wire”, and the update is Available right now! Players of Beyond The Wire will be able to enjoy two brand new factions, three new maps, and a variety of new weapons at their disposal.
With the huge amount of new content in the For King and Country update, Beyond the Wire is further establishing itself as one of the best historical shooters available right now having been released back in October 2020.
Turn the tide as the British Expeditionary Force and the Harlem Hellfighters
Two historical factions are coming in the King & Country update: The British Expeditionary Force and the Harlem Hellfighters. Whether playing as the brave members of the British Army sent to the western front, or the heroic African-American regiment of the US National Guard, each Faction comes with their own unique look accurate to their real-world attire, so you can re-enact what it was like as a part of these two legendary groups.
Fight on the front lines in three brand new maps
Where better to take the new factions available in this update than three brand new maps, all based in real historical battles that took place during WW1. Each map is a distinct battleground that players will be able to explore and fight over.
Found along the border of Marne and the Ardennes, Séchault was the setting of an important battle for the Harlem HellFighters as part of the 100 days offensive. In game, players can fight across farms built on the chalky white earth this part of France is known for, battling over hastily constructed fortifications and forests decimated by artillery.
Part of the third battle of Ypres, Poelcapelle is a battlefield damaged heavily by shelling and flooding. Covered in rain-soaked trenches, players will have to navigate pockets of industrial ruins and underground bunkers to survive.
A notable location during the Somme Offensive, Combles allows players to play out a well-known British-French Victory over the Germans. Allied forces approach destroyed villages, forests and fields from the west, while Germans defend an entrenched position in an attempt to hold them off. Both sides clash in the ruins caught between the two forces, resulting in a hectic battlefield experience.
Bring new firearms and melee weapons to battle
Finally, the For King and Country update puts a whole new selection of weapons in the hands of players. Firearms, like the Pattern 14 (T) Sniper Rifle and the infamous Lewis Gun will help you keep enemies at bay, while the Pattern 1897 Officer Sword and Pattern 1907 SMLE bayonet will assist in close quarters combat. The full list of twelve new weapons can be found below:
SMLE Mk III
Webley Mk VI
Pattern 14 (T) Sniper Rifle
Vickers Mk 1 Heavy Machine Gun
QF-13 field gun
Pattern 1897 Officer Sword
Pattern 1907 SMLE bayonet
Lead Casted Trench Club
No. 27 Smoke Grenade
No. 5 Mills Bomb
You can play Beyond The Wire right now on Steam, with the For King andCountry update available right now!
For more information on Beyond The Wire, please visit the official website and keep up to date with all the action on Steam, Facebook, Twitter, Discord, Twitch and YouTube.
An assets kit for Beyond The Wire’s For King and Country update is attatched. You can find general assets for Beyond The Wire here
About Redstone Interactive
Redstone Interactive Ltd. is an independent game development studio based in British Columbia, Canada. Formed by a coalition of developers and modders, Redstone Interactive’s primary focus is to create original and memorable gaming experiences with a heavy focus on community. Redstone’s team consists of 20 developers who all share a deep belief in making exceptional games that deliver long-term value to their players. Redstone prides itself on providing a working environment that allows its employees to challenge conventional wisdom with innovation and insatiable curiosity. Redstone Interactive’s debut game is Beyond The Wire which is available to purchase now on Steam Early Access.
About Offworld Industries
Offworld Industries was founded in 2014 by a group of passionate game modders on a mission to build a full-game version of the Project Reality mod. Armed with the goal of partnering and helping indie developers on a similar journey to create outstanding games, Offworld Industries is both an independent game developer and a publishing studio.
To aid in that effort, it licenses the Squad Framework to partner studios to provide an agile development framework for new titles. Offworld Industries has published two military tactical shooter games – Squad, the studio’s internally-developed modern tactical FPS, and Post Scriptum, a World War II team-based FPS developed by Periscope Games. They are also serving as the publisher for Redstone Interactive’s WWI game titled Beyond The Wire, which is available now on Steam Early Access. For more information about Offworld Industries, please visit: https://www.offworldindustries.com/
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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