BATTLECRY Announced by Bethesda, Reveal Trailer and Screenshots

Bethesda and Battlecry Studios have announced the 32-player online team action game, BATTLECRY.

Here is how the developer describes the game:

Step into a bold, expressive world envisioned by Viktor Antonov (Half-Life 2, Dishonored) where gun powder has been banned following a cataclysmic world war at the dawn of the 20th century. Traditional warfare is now a relic of the past and all conflicts are settled head-on by elite teams of chosen warriors in sanctioned WarZones. Trained and bred for battle they face off for the glory of their nations.

BATTLECRY consists of the following Warriors:

  • Archer
  • Brawler
  • Gadgeteer
  • Duelist
  • Enforcer

And the following are the game’s Factions:

Royal Marines –

With the creation of the Black Powder Treaty, the Royal Marines were chosen to represent the United Kingdom in the WarZones. Devasted by the aftermath of global war, the British saw the fragility of their far flung Empire. They see the Black Powder Treaty and WarZones as way to legitimize their Empire as is and hold onto it without the high costs of all-out war. Descended from the famous red coated soldiers of the Napoleanic and Crimean Wars, these hardened Commandos meld their 18th century traditions to the needs of the modern WarZones. By staunchly supporting the creation of the WarZones they have earned an image as world leaders, which they will defend no matter what it takes.

Cossacks –

Terribly headstrong and fearless, the Cossacks transformed villages and outposts into special military estates similar to the knights of medieval Europe. The Black Powder treaty gave the Cossacks a tremendous military advantage over their foes and their former lords. They declared complete independence, rebelled simultaneously against the Polish and Russian kings, won and ceased to be a vassal nation. After creating an independent Cossack Kingdom they decided to fight the Royal Marines in the WarZones as they vied for control over the Bosphorus and the Black Sea.


Take a look at several new screenshots:

And, take a look at BATTLECRY’s reveal trailer below:

The Beta will take place in 2015. What did you think of the game so far?

Related: Bethesda’s Battlecry Studios is Hiring

Source: Battlecry Website