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World in Conflict: Soviet Assault

In June 1989, the crumbling Soviet Union demands aid from NATO, but after this is refused, they declare war on them. Spetznaz forces infiltrate and destroy US anti-air installments in West Berlin before the full scale invasion is commenced. The Berlin Wall is destroyed as the Soviets, led by Colonel Orlovsky and his subordinates Lieutenant Romanov and Captain Malashenko, move through the city destroying the US 6th Armored Battalion, uniting Berlin and beginning the Third World War. Months later, Soviet forces launch a surprise invasion of Seattle and Orlovsky and his forces are tasked with pacifying the countryside. Guerrilla fighters begin harassing Soviet forces and they respond with an attack on the guerrilla commanders. The guerrilla leader is captured but Orlovsky reprimands a vengeful Malashenko, who is caught before he can massacre American civilians.

Going back months earlier, a stalemate in the fighting between the USSR and NATO results in a Orlovsky’s battalion being given the task to conduct a raid on a Norwegian early warning base, which would open up a bombing corridor to fly sorties against Britain and Europe and giving the Soviets the upper hand. In this successful attack, Orlovsky and his men learn that a NATO task force made an incursion into the Soviet Union near Murmansk. Orlovsky and his officers are ordered to return to the Soviet Union, where they defend a POW camp from a NATO attack force. Here, Malashenko receives grave news that his wife and daughter were killed in a NATO raid. He also states his disdain over the Soviet government and its agencies’ lies to the Army over enemy statistics, becoming increasingly infuriated at the lack of progress and becomes more willing to take matters into his own hands.

The events return to the aftermath of Cascade Falls, in which US forces ordered a nuclear strike on the town to annihilate the oncoming Soviet forces. The Red Army retreat from Cascade Falls back towards Seattle to prepare for the inevitable US counterattack. Romanov is given command of Frontal Aviation assets and is tasked with defending trucks with wounded Soviet troops. During the mission Malashenko shoots and kills Orlovsky for ordering the forces to go to the Soviet Union instead of attempting to maintain the futile defense of Seattle. Major Lebedjev, a KGB operative accompanying the battalion and an old friend of Orlovsky, assumes command of the remaining Soviet forces. As they hold off a massive American attack he realizes, like Orlovsky, that Seattle cannot be held and makes plans for them to go home. A deluded Malashenko, however, proceeds for Seattle where he is sure to meet certain death.

• Player Roles: Players will play as Infantry, Armor, Support, or Air specialists; multiplayer
teams will need to master each role for maximum effectiveness.

• Real World Super-Powered Warfare: Unleash the authentic military arsenals of the great military superpowers, such as tanks, planes, trucks, troops and helicopters — as well as nuclear weapons — from the USA, Soviet Union and NATO.

• Bleeding-Edge Graphics: The latest version of Massive’s proprietary Masstech engine features advanced lighting and physics, utilizes the latest DX10 technology, and allows for
full 360-degree camera control.

• Complete Destructibility: As the battle rages, the world environment pays the price as every object – houses, trees and more — crumbles under the force of war.

• Accessibility: World in Conflict: Soviet Assault’s design, control scheme and free 3D camera make its action-strategy gameplay accessible to traditional strategy fans as well as fans of other genres, like action and FPS, who are looking for something new.

World in Conflict: Soviet Assault at a Glance

  • Platform(s): PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360
  • Genre: ACTION
  • Developer: Massive Entertainment
  • Publisher: Sierra Entertainment
  • ESRB Ratings: Teen
  • Release Date: March 10, 2009