The twelve battles over the Isonzo river, during the First World War, saw some of the most intense high-altitude combat ever seen in human history… and now you can experience it yourself with our Italian WW1 FPS Isonzo!!
Isonzo is out now for Xbox One and Xbox Series XIS! The underrepresented theatre of the First World War offers 40 player battles where you either fight for the Kingdom of Italy or the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Every map is based on a historical offensive with dynamic battles where one side will be attacking and the other will be defending,
Our release trailer shows off the stunning Alpine landscapes and a pitched battle for Fort Corbin on the Asiago Plateau. It’s clear that Isonzo is something special!
The Sixth Battle of the Isonzo features the dangerous river crossings, scaling Monte Sabotino, urban combat in the city of Gorizia, and more! The mappers and artists of the WW1 Game Series did an amazing job recreating these maps based on particular battles from history – all the locations in the trailer, for example, are based on the real battle for Monte Cengio.
Each Offensive is a historical battle, with one-to-three maps depending on how long the battle lasted or how much area it covered. Cengio is the first map in the Strafexpedition Offensive – a ‘punitive expedition’ intended by the Austro-Hungarians to punish the Italians for abandoning their pre-war agreement to join the Central Powers.
Extensive research was done to recreate key terrain features and make sure everything was accurately modelled – from the weapons and fortifications to the distinctive mountain vegetation and sharp rocks. Authenticity is pursued from a wide variety of sources such as period photos and maps to geographical data, museum visits, and war diaries.
In the third entry of the WW1 Game Series we introduced a new class system. Isonzo players now choose between six classes: Officer, Engineer, Rifleman, Assault, Sniper and Mountaineer.
Each class has its own specific uniform based on historical units (like the Austro-Hungarian sniper), a distinct weapons, different equipment, and an important role to play.
For example, the Officers call in divisional resources and provide direction for the team. Additionally they can use the trench whistle to both set an order to players or to temporarily reduce the spawn wave timer to zero.
The Engineers can build barbed wire and put sandbags down for defence or advance through enemy lines by quickly demolishing obstacles on the attack.
With this new appearance comes also an extensive character customization system. The focus is on historical authenticity and an accurate depiction of the troops found on the front.
With a class type selected you will now have the option to choose a uniform variant attached to that class. For instance, the Italian Assault class can wear the uniform of the elite Arditi shock troops. On top of this, players can choose their moustache including the ‘Rennenkampf’ that our community voted their favourite WW1 moustache (!), headgear, faces, and facial accessories.
Additional cosmetics can be purchased via the DLC packs containing extra customization options, based around a particular theme. For example, the Alpine Units pack contains white snow camouflage uniforms for the Italians, while offering warm greatcoats for the Austro-Hungarian classes.
Be sure to carefully look at the Isonzo: Deluxe Edition and Isonzo: Collectors’ Edition offers!
Avanti savoia! The Italian Front awaits you!
Join the battles high up in the mountains, alongside idyllic riverside towns or dense forest areas. Isonzo is out now on the Microsoft Store for the Xbox Series XIS and Xbox One!
World War One expands to the mountains of the Italian Front – beautiful but deadly in equal measure. Inspired by the two year struggle for control of the Isonzo river valley and the Alps during World War One, Isonzo elevates the WW1 Games Series, figuratively and literally.
From the makers of Verdun and Tannenberg…
Take part in historical offensives from the Sixth Battle of the Isonzo to the Strafexpedition. Reflecting the course of the actual battles, as the attackers advance the fighting will shift through vastly different landscapes within a single offensive: from hillside fortresses to mountain trenches and fierce urban combat on city streets. Everything is recreated based on research and field trips, from sound effects and uniforms down to the houses, vineyards and trenches you’ll be fighting over.
The new Offensive game mode puts you right in the middle of key historical offensives on the Italian Front. Lead the charge across stunning Italian landscapes as you choose your path to victory – cut paths through barbed wire, flank your enemies by following mountain trails, or man a mortar to blast a way through. Shape a dynamic battlefield by laying sandbags and wire, placing ammo crates, deploying trench periscopes or sniper shields, and more.
Call in support with a unique historically accurate flare system: flare guns can mark targets for artillery or biplane flybys, or different colored flares can be used to guide your team. Once the big guns have softened up the enemy, finish the job at close quarters with an Arditi dagger or mountaineer’s pickaxe. Man heavy machine guns, mortars and even mountain guns for more direct fire support.
Choose from six classes based on historical combat roles and build your loadout from a selection of weapons, equipment and perks linked to that class, giving flexibility and variety while staying grounded in what real soldiers might have carried. You’ll be operating wire cutters, bandaging yourself and wounded teammates, and blowing the whistle to start an assault. One shot can kill and even lighter injuries can lead to quickly bleeding out.
Being an effective soldier in Isonzo is not just about being a good marksman. Mastering the terrain is also key – the mountain can be a friend or foe. Learn how to navigate well to maintain cover and surprise your enemies or support your allies.
Finally… watch out for the dreaded poison gas. You’ve never experienced WW1 action quite like this!
Isonzo key features include:
• MOUNTAIN WARFARE: Assaulting mountain fortifications, battling through ruined towns, and fording rivers are just a few of the challenges you’ll face as you fight your way through numerous enemy positions
• TACTICAL MULTIPLAYER FPS: Choose your role and loadout carefully to survive this high altitude combat – play a sniper to pick off the enemy engineers before they can cut your wire, use rifle grenades to clear enemy machine guns, and much more
• WORLD WAR ONE GAMEPLAY: Historical Offensive game mode based on real battles and focused on the unique challenges of Alpine warfare. Fight with 30+ WW1 weapons, poisonous gas attacks, and intense artillery barrages
• BUILD FOR VICTORY: Place your own wire, sandbags, trench periscopes, and more! Whether you’re digging in or on the attack, shaping the battlefield to your advantage will be key to victory
• FACES OF WAR: Make every class your own by picking from a variety of historically class-appropriate uniforms, accessories and headgear. As a finishing touch, you can even pick your mustache from several famous period-accurate styles!
• AUTHENTIC WW1 ATMOSPHERE: Accuracy in everything from maps and weaponry to music and the uniforms – fight for the Kingdom of Italy or the Austro-Hungarian Dual Monarchy
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Immerse yourself in more WW1 action with our other standalone titles Tannenberg and Verdun. Experience trench warfare on the Western Front in Verdun, or maneuver for control of key sectors in Tannenberg on the Eastern Front. These authentic WW1 shooters let players choose from a range of squads from across the war, as they fight for control of the ever-changing frontlines.
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