Men of War Expansion Brings Red Tide This Fall

A standalone expansion to Best Way and DMS' PC action-RTS Men of War is due to hit digital download and North American retail this fall, 1C and Aspyr said today.

Men of War: Red Tide, as the expansion is called, will see players take control of Soviet "Black Coat" marines and their various air, land and sea-based vehicles throughout "more than 20 missions" set during the Black Sea Campaigns of World War II.


The expansion should look very similar, if not a tad more ...red.

The new campaign is set to be "based on the writings of Soviet scribe Alexander Zorich," the two publishers said, and packs "dozens of new or upgraded units and weapons."

Details on some of the battlegrounds and new units can be found below:

The player has direct control of new game units including the Black Coats, new tanks, self-propelled guns, armored trains, landing craft, artillery and new enemy emplaced weapons to capture and use. New air support options include new fighters, bombers, hydroplanes; cruisers, destroyers and gun boats which provide naval fire support.

Fighting during the Black Sea Campaigns of WWII, history buffs and WWII aficionados will recognize theaters of battle such as Odessa, Sevastopol, Theodosia, Eltingen, Nikolaev and Constanta.