Fireglow Games announces open beta-test for the Sudden Strike 3 Arms for Victory Free Addon

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Fireglow Games, announces yesterday that the  open beta-test for the Sudden Strike 3 Arms for Victory Free Addon is now available .

The Sudden Strike3:Arms for Victory-Free Addon available for beta-test in English, American, German and French languages.

Download English version (343,1 Mb) here or here.

Download American version (335,4 Mb) here or here.

Download German version (343,3 Mb) here or here.

Download French version (343,3 Mb) here or here.

Japanese, Russian, Italian, Polish and Czech versions will be available for beta-test later.

Please note that you need the original DVD of same language to play the addon missions.

You cansend reports to ss3bugs@fireglowgames.com.

 About Sudden Strike 3 Arms for Victory

Sudden Strike 3: Arms for Victory is the latest instalment in the award-winning, critically acclaimed and hugely popular Sudden Strike series. It features historically authentic models built to scale, fully interactive giant maps and full 3-D state-of-the-art graphics in the popular Sudden Strike style. Only Sudden Strike plays like the ’real thing’. WW2 gaming at its best: on land, at sea and in the air!

Addon notes:

General:

  • The map editor is available. (News and video about the editor)
  • Added 2 new multiplayer missions: "The Island of abandoned tanks", "Two Junctions".
  • Added 3 new single player missions: "Krasnograd", "Barvenkovo", "Winter Strike".

Reworked campaigns:

  • Allied campaign. Europe, 1944.
  • USSR campaign. Crimean Peninsula, 1943.
  • German campaign. France, 1944.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima. Pacific Ocean, Iwo Jima, 1945.
  • Defense of Iwo Jima. Pacific Ocean, Iwo Jima, 1945.

Gameplay:

  • Paratroopers. (News and screenshots)
  • Ambushes in houses. When AI firing is OFF for soldiers in a house, it will be shown as neutral for enemies until an enemy will try to occupied the building.
  • Some tanks can carry up to 6 soldiers on them. (News and screenshots)
  • Tank commanders can prop their heads out of the hatch to increase the range of sight. Though it makes them more vulnerable.
  • Machineguns and mortars can be loaded in trucks.

Balance:

  • New damage system. (News and video about new damage model)
  • Original missions are reworked to bring replayability.
  • Checked and corrected units’ stats, such as tower rotation speed, rate of fire, number of crew and ammunition to make them proper from the historical point of view.

Multiplayer:

  • Our own matchmaking service SuddenStrikeNet. Finding network games is way easier now!
  • Added new options for multiplayer games:
    "Random color" - setting this option "ON" prevents all players from changing their color. The colors will be assigned automatically, with red, yellow, brown and orange colors go to the red team while all others - to the blue one.
    "Capture time" - flags capture time
    "Capture period" - periodical reinforcements’ interval.
    "Disable howitzers" - disables howitzers in reinforcements.

User Interface:

  • Improved Follow and Board commands.
  • Visualization for harrisons and passengers.

Graphics:

  • Winter landscapes have been added. (News and screenshots)
  • New cursors mode and other minor improvements in GUI.

Other improvements:

  • Score calculation has been improved.



Added units:

Country

Tanks

SPGs

Artillery

Trucks

Airplanes

France

Char B I Bis
Somua S35
Renault AMC 35
Hotchkiss H39
FCM 2C Bis

Somua SAu-40
Laffly W15 TCC

105mm Canon L13S
75mm Canon Puteaux
25mm M.CA Hotchkiss
75mm Schneider CCA
25mm C.AC Puteaux SA-L37
155mm Grande Puisance Fillioux
Hotchkiss M1914
Mortier de 81 mm

Panhard Et Levassor P 178
Renault UE Chenillette
Citroen 23
Laffly W15
Fuel tanker, Laffly W15
Mobile hospital, Laffly W15
Supply ATV, Laffly W15
Laffly W15, tent

Potez 63
Potez 65

Germany

PzKpfw B-2 (f) Flamm
PzKpfw III Ausf. J
PzKpfw IV Ausf. F1
PzKpfw VIII Maus

Jagdtiger
Jagdpanther Sd. Kfz. 173
Jagdpanzer IV/70(V)
SdKfz 138/1 ausf.H Bison
Sturmgeschutz III ausf. B
Sturmgeschutz III ausf. G
Sturmmurser Tiger

 

 

 

The USSR

KV-1E
M3 Lee, Lend-Lease
Matilda III, Lend-Lease
M5A1 Stuart, Lend-Lease
OT-34/76
JS-3

JSU-152

 

 

 

The USA

M18 Hellcat
M26 Pershing
M4A3E2 Jumbo
M36 Jackson
M3 Lee
T34 Calliope

M12 King Kong
T28 GMC

 

 

 

The UK

Bishop SPG
Mk.VII Tetrarch
Cruiser, A34, Comet I
Valentine XI
Crusader II
Crusader III
Churchill OKE
M10 Achilles IIC

Deacon AEC Mk I Gun Carrier
Mk I Archer
Sexton Mk.II
A39 Tortoise

 

 

 

Japan

Type 97 Chi Ha Flame

Tank Hunter Ka-To
Type 1 Ho-Ni II

 

 

 

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