WWII FPS Day of Infamy Charges into Beta with a Massive Update
New World Interactive announced in a press release that Day of Infamy, the first-person shooter set in World War II, has moved from Alpha to Beta stage.
Day of Infamy began as a community focused mod for Insurgency, but the positive reception (85% overall user rating so far) turned it into a stand-alone game. This is a teamwork-oriented title that's meant to be a spiritual successor to Day of Defeat, offering competitive multiplayer with up to 32 players and cooperative multiplayer with up to 8 players.
Day of Infamy also offers mod support via Steam Workshop. The beta update adds the following key features to the game:
- A new stats and rankings system with several rank levels to attain, and when players advance, their character model will display the arm patch of their rank.
- A Unit system, which rewards players with cosmetic inventory adding diversity to each faction and expanding historic representation.
- Air Support – All factions now have a Carpet Bombing option, while the U.S. Army have a Mustang strafing run and the Germans have a Stuka dive bomber, with their fearsome siren.
Early Access customers are also getting exclusive access to one unit per faction with this beta release.
Anyone who buys the game after launch next year will not be able to obtain these Units, unless they are traded for on Steam.
These “First Wave” Units are based upon units that served during the outset of the Second World War: Gordon Highlanders (Commonwealth), 1st Ranger Battalion (U.S. Army), and Infanterie Division (German Wehrmacht). There are already several more Units in progress, such as Fallschirmjäger, 101st and 82nd Airborne divisions, 92nd “Buffalo Soldiers” Infantry Division, Canadian regiments, Australian regiments, Indian regiments, and even more planned.
Day of Infamy is usually available for $19.99, but with the Steam Winter Sale you can get it for an even lower price thanks to the 25% discount. New World Interactive is also developing Insurgency: Sandstorm, due to hit PC and consoles next year and powered by Unreal Engine 4.