RAID: World War II storms onto consoles, Steam

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The co-op shooter RAID: World War II is now available on Steam, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 in North America with the European launch coming this Friday. Set during WWII, RAID features cooperative gameplay and stealth mechanics as players choose from one of four classes.

RAID’s unique character classes, hero special abilities, customizable weapons and uniforms, and real-world war-torn locations bring this surreal conflict to life as players fight for their freedom against the dastardly Nazi regime through sabotage, robbery and assassination. Four prisoners of war, freed by an ominous secret British intelligence officer named “Mrs. White,” must band together to take down Hitler and his Third Reich once and for all.

Players will utilize key game features to save Europe from the Nazi threat and get rich, including:

  • Class-based Gameplay: Choose from four different classes – Recon, Assault, Insurgent or Demolitions – each with their own highly developed skill tree that allows for various play styles;
  • War Cries: Each character class can unleash their own powerful War Cry to buff themselves or the entire team;
  • Character Customization: RAID’s four heroes represent the main combatants from the European theater of WWII: Great Britain, the USA, Germany, and the Soviet Union. Each character possesses a unique look and customizable uniform;
  • Lethal Weapon Modifications: The Second World War was infamous for arming the world with experimental weapons that went “bang” in deadly fashion. RAIDWorld War II gives players access to an array of precision killing machines complete with upgrades like custom barrels, stocks, foregrips, optic sights and much more to satisfy a variety of tastes;
  • Operations Mode: Play through extended versions of your favorite missions with the “Operations” gameplay mode. Operations challenges players through a chained series of highly modified raids, featuring new storylines and added content and objectives;
  • Challenge Cards: By participating and completing successful raids, players will earn Challenge Cards that allow them to customize the rules of a raid in a give-and-take fashion. For example, enemy ammo drops will increase, providing players with more ammunition to hold enemies at bay; however, the damage inflicted by enemies will be greater;
  • Real-world Locations: Travel through real-world locations across war-torn Europe. From the mighty flak towers dominating the heart of Berlin to the idyllic bridge over the Elbe, players will bring destruction to the Nazis in every corner of Hitler’s Reich.

Aspiring raiders have two ways they can begin the fight against the Reich on Steam:

  • RAIDWorld War II Standard Edition at $39.99, which includes the full base game.
  • RAIDWorld War II Special Edition at $64.99 which includes the full base game plus:
    • A special in-game version of the Apple Red Kübelwagen car
    • RAIDWorld War II comic book available in-game and as a PDF
    • A decorative bomb for the camp
    • The RAIDWorld War II original soundtrack
    • The special melee weapons “Marching Mace” and “The Admiral’s Dagger”
    • Four exclusive special edition jackets for the characters
    • RAIDWorld War II digital art book
    • Four exclusive RAIDWorld War II wallpapers
    • The golden Lion Game Lion logo
  • Players who own PAYDAY 2 on Steam will receive an additional 10% off the base game or the Special Edition for a limited time after release.

Will you be picking up RAID: World War II on Steam or consoles? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

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