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Gold - Hammer & Sickle

CDV announces that Hammer & Sickle is gold, and that the Cold War RPG should infiltrate North American stores on December 5:

November 2, 2005 – CDV’s highly anticipated tactical RPG, Hammer and Sickle, has gone gold for PC today. The game, which is set to ship in North America on December 5, places gamers in the role of a Soviet spy working to prevent a nuclear showdown between the world’s superpowers. More info about the game is available at http://www.hammer-sickle.com.

Hammer & Sickle is a tactical RPG set in the spring of 1949. In the game, the player will assume the role of a top Soviet spy on clandestine duty in the British-American controlled sector of Germany during the early years of the budding Cold War. In a world where no one is quite who they appear to be, the player is trapped in a hellish plot that could trigger a third world war, this time between the United States and Soviet Union and their respective nuclear arsenals. Gamers will have to navigate a web of intrigue and make decisions that could determine the fate of the world.

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9. About H&S... Nov 3, 2005, 11:26 Slaughter
 
@JoeBlack: H&S is built on the same engine, but it includes much more roleplaying. Take a look at the preview at Gamer's Hell: http://www.gamershell.com/articles/954.html

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To further add to the RPG elements in Hammer and Sickle, the hero’s daily actions and mannerisms will always affect something in the future. For instance, in one of the earlier missions I encountered a young boy and his mother. If I chose to help the young boy stop a train carrying explosives, he could have helped my weapon situation while his mother could have helped forge documents. However, after a heated argument with the boy that escalated very quickly, I had no choice but to kill him and his mother. With every action there are sure to be consequences, and killing that boy and his mother had its fair share of repercussions. The main hero has a behavior meter, and if he acts extremely out of hand, NATO authorities will interfere and a hell of a mess will ensue. If the forger was still living, she would be able to supply me with a new ID so the authorities wouldn’t be watching my every move. Hundreds of incidents like these will occur, so it’s best to be on the lookout for allies instead of rivals. Throughout the entire campaign, an assortment of these RPG elements help make Hammer and Sickle as enjoyable as Silent Storm.

@Paranoid: Sadly I haven't heard much about Night Watch's release in Europe and the US. What I did hear however was that it wasn't too well received in Russia, and thus it's hard to tell if it will be released outside Nival's country of origin. There it had a very popular movie to help it sell, and that's not the case in Europe or the US.
 
Greetings from Olav (Staff at http://www.strategycore.co.uk, Slaughter)
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