Battle Cry of Freedom has been announced by Flying Squirrel Entertainment. The game is set to be Flying Squirrel Entertainment’s first standalone title. They are currently known for creating the DLC expansion Mount & Blade Warband: Napoleonic Wars. The team has begun full development, and they are already releasing pre-alpha screenshots.
About Battle Cry of Freedom:
Battle Cry of Freedom, brings brutal real-time first and third person combat set in the 19th Century America, presenting players with the opportunity to re-fight the American Civil War as either the Union or the Confederates. A wide range of Troop Types, ranging from the common soldiers to musicians and artillery, all with their own purpose and tasks.
Flying Squirrel Entertainment aims to create a highly realistic shooter set in the American Civil War which is a largely underdeveloped time period in gaming. They are expecting to add a wide array of weaponry, uniforms, battlefields, barricades, sound effects, musical instruments, and much, much more. On top of all this they are expecting 500+ players per battle. This will increase the realistic feel as 8 vs. 8 just does not cut it when trying to accurately represent this era. It should be an interesting project to follow through development, and I expect we will see a big surprise here.