Darkest Hour 3.0 out Tonight!

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Pvt.pile

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http://forums.darkesthourgame.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5062

After many months of hard work, delays and endless "what's taking so long?" threads, we are very pleased to announce that Darkest Hour Beta 3.0 will be available via Steam on Friday the 5th of June, 2009, just in time for the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings (not to mention Darkest Hour's 1st birthday).

Built on the award-winning Steam favorite, Red Orchestra, Darkest Hour brings the classic RO multiplayer experience to the beaches of Normandy, Operation Market-Garden, the Battle of the Bulge and on into the Reich. Now you can play as American, British or Canadian troops, with a huge range of additional features including:


  • More than 20 new infantry weapons, such as the ever-distinctive Garand, M1 Carbine, .30-cal, Bren, FG42, Thompson and the Enfield rifles
  • American Bazooka, British PIAT and German Panzerschreck to go tank-hunting with
  • New infantry features, including Airborne drops onto the battlefield, bullet suppression and supersonic cracks, plus a new radioman class for calling in artillery strikes
  • Dozens of new uniforms for all nations
  • Over a dozen new crewable vehicles including the King Tiger and JagdPanther for the Germans, countered with multiple types of Sherman in 75mm, 76mm and 17-pounder versions, plus the Cromwell, M10 Wolverine and Achilles
  • New armor features, including engine damage and fires, crew hits and tracks visibly breaking when hit
  • More transport
 
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Pvt.pile

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Well, hell, Juno Beach! I have no excuse not to download this the second it comes out.

You really don't mate ive been beta testing on and off for the team and know quite a few of the devs and this latest build/release is by far the best and most polished ive played!
 
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Shurek

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From Nestor Makhno at darkesthourgame.com:

UPDATE - midnight UK time

Valve server still down - at least another 2-3 hours until release.

All DH devs in contact with TW going to bed so please watch the TW forums for any further news."
 
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Rak

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Awesome! Hopefully I'll be back in Germany this evening so I'll be there at the launch :D
 

Shurek

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[URL]http://forums.darkesthourgame.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5094[/URL]

:(

And, no, we are not going to issue it through an installer in the meantime. We'd like to ask everyone to be patient for just a few days more. Believe me, we're just as frustrated as our community right now, if not more so. Many thanks to Tripwire for being on top of the situation this weekend and keeping in communication with us - even on their time off away from the office.
 
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|ULF|_Monkeyman

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I'm sure that the DH Guys wanted this game out on their designated time more than any of us so thanks anyways :)

Really looking forward to the 3.0, looks absolutely fantastic!
Cool trailer by the way!
Until then I'll just play the last version which truly rocks in it's own right!

Cheers,

MM
 
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|ULF|_Monkeyman

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Really? How does Valve loose all internet connections for a couple of days?
I think there's a possible conspiracy going on here somehow.
There's not even anything about this shutdown on the Valve forums or anything.
No steam downtime announcements, ect..
 
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Shurek

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uh-oh, the "c" word :p

Well, the truth is that they may have already re-established connections late last night or this morning, but broadly speaking Valve does not release mods over the weekends, even mods based on their own games. That's why we were given a June 5th release, rather than one on the 6th. Or they could still be down...