Day of Infamy set to deploy out of Early Access this month

By Melvyn Tan on Mar 10, 2017

If you haven't dived into Day of Infamy's battles yet, then it's probably time to buckle up: the World War 2 mod-turned-standalone-game for tactical shooter Insurgency, is leaving Early Access and will be fully released on March 23, developer New World Interactive announced.

Set in war-torn Europe, the Source Engine-powered visceral shooter focuses on intense infantry combat and close-quarters engagements, with map environments ranging from entrenched shores to battered streets. It entered Early Access last year on July 28, and garnered and continues to hold a "Very Positive" user review status on Steam. Come the full release, players can expect to see the following additions: 

  • Unit System: Collect digital militaria items in the form of new character art representing various regiments and divisions for each faction. Rank progression unlocks a random unit for players to use or trade. Within a unit, new character artwork includes arm patches, hats, helmet stencils, uniforms, camouflages, and voice over.
  • Commando Cooperative Difficulty: A new playlist for PvE Cooperative gameplay featuring elite AI opponents and limited fire support options.
  • 10 Maps: With the recent addition of Foy and Crete, a full range of environments to fight in are featured in the game.

Image source; Steam
Image source; Steam

You may or may not be feeling the excitement of the community, but New World Creative Director Andrew Spearin certainly does. “With launch date on the horizon, we are feeling the hype from our community and know that gamers are ready for this visceral WWII experience,” he said.

I previously talked about Day of Infamy in yesterday's World War 2 shooter feature (and have updated the release date and trailer accordingly), where I mentioned that the experience felt "unique and separate" from that of Insurgency's despite some recognizable traits. I also wrote that SteamDB showed a playercount of 148 at time of writing. Right now, the site reveals that there are 213 players in-game, and hopefully the full release will see that number change to something with four digits, at least.

There's no word on the full release's price yet, but the Early Access version costs only $7.85 (RM35) here, compared to the base price of $19.99. If you own Insurgency, buying the New World Collection Bundle will let you get Day of Infamy for less than RM30.

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A secretly eccentric college student who mostly plays shooters on PC, although his gaming interests also extend to sneaking around in sizeable environments and slashing at things. He prefers his turn-based strategy games to involve miniatures and dice, and thinks that NieR: Automata's 2B is waifu material.
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