Developer Alter Games and Publisher Daedalic Entertainment have announced a major DLC for real-time tactics game Partisans 1941, entitled Back Into Battle. I reviewed the base game in October 2020 and thought it a very well designed and executed tactics and stealth game; arguably one of my favourites. Partisans 1941 – Back Into Battle releases Thursday, April 29th and adds brand-new sandbox gameplay for high replayability, including two new game modes, customisable scenarios and more.
Through playing Partisans 1941, I really enjoyed the look into the Partisans fighting along the eastern front; a story which I was not too familiar with. Fictitious or not, it was a fascinating insight into the mindset of being a guerilla force in those testing times. Partisans 1941 – Back Into Battle expands the main game with new gameplay features and modes that are tailored for high replayability. In Missions mode, choose your own team of Partisans, their skills, and their equipment to tackle a variety of existing and new maps. Five familiar locations are playable by everyone who owns the main game, while owners of the DLC will receive access to seven exclusive missions.. The DLC-exclusive mode Heroic Defense is a wave-defense scenario that offers additional challenges for fans of the genre.
- Missions Mode: even more brand new challenges in seven new locations.
- Never seen scenarios with modifiers: Freely choose your Partisan team, skills and equipment.
- Heroic Defense mode: New wave-defense mode for the toughest of commanders.
- Additional campfire dialogue for the Partisans, giving you new insight into their personalities.
Players can recruit soldiers and civilians as unique allies to tackle a variety of challenges – from focused sabotage to extensive attacks on German supply lines. The expandable home base deep in the forest serves as a hub in-between missions to arm and upgrade Partisans troops, manage and distribute resources, and take a break until the next objective awaits. I found the addition of encampment and troop management between missions in Partisans 1941 is a great way to break up the sometimes intense combat missions.
Partisans 1941 – Back Into Battle releases on Steam on April 29, 2021.
Written by: @ChrisJInglis