December 8, 2022 Prime Matter and Smilegate are proud to announce that Crossfire: Legion – a fast-paced RTS heavy on action, meant to honour the legacy of the giants that defined the genre at the turn of the millennium – has left Early Access and is now fully released!
Co-developed by Blackbird Interactive, the game leverages Smilegate’s hugely popular Crossfire universe – where rival military conglomerates fight for global domination across a shattered version of the near future.
For months, the teams have been hard at work enhancing the playing field: new commanders and units have been added, then carefully tweaked and balanced; new competitive and co-operative game modes have introduced new ways to play; and the high-octane single-player campaign has been finalized.
The 1.0 version now packs a ton of content for campaign players, co-op players, and competitive players alike – with substantial improvements across all areas and game modes!
“We can’t wait for RTS lovers to finally experience the complete package Crossfire: Legion has to offer”, said Maurice Grela, Game Designer at Blackbird Interactive. “A huge thanks to everyone who patiently borne with us as we were expanding the game in Early Access – we now stand ready to incorporate your post-launch feedback!”
MODES & MAPS INCLUDED IN THE FULL LAUNCH RELEASE:
• Campaign Acts I – IV (single-player, 15 missions)
This narrative-driven single-player experience will take you on a globe-spanning campaign of military intrigue, as society stands on the verge of collapse. Solve diverse tactical challenges across a wide variety of environments: fight atop skyscrapers, dig into bayous, push through heavily defended military bases etc.
• Classic Versus (PvP and PvE, 5 maps)
Fight to the death with and/or against other players and AI-controlled factions.
Map list: Predator (3vs3), Mountainside(1vs1), Typhoon(2v2), Frostbite (1v1), Labyrinth (3v3)
• Payload (PvP and PvE, 8 maps)
Work as a team to capture and escort three payloads to your opponent’s base, while securing falling crates that contain powerups.
Map list: Tongren Facility (3v3), Snowbase (2v2), Refinery (3v3), Badland (2v2), Blacksite (3v3), Domination(3v3), Railyard (2v2), Mountainside (2v2)
• Operation Thunderstrike (3 human players co-op VS AI, on a dedicated map)
Fight increasingly more difficult hordes of computer-controlled enemies, as you reinforce your base and complete side missions to unlock power-ups (VIP escort etc.). Can you hold until the end?
• Operation Northside (3 human players co-op VS AI, on a dedicated map)
Storm a fortified embassy and defeat an entrenched enemy AI with your friends.
• Brawl (PvP up to 3v3, on a dedicated map)
Units spawn at your HQ automatically and auto-upgrade as the game escalates (based on your pre-selected deck loadout), letting you focus purely on action-packed tactics. Destroy all enemy HQs to win the game.
• Battlelines (PvP and PvE up to 3v3, on a dedicated map)
The opposite of Brawl, focusing on macro-decisions and army composition. Place your units in formation and watch them spawn in waves that automatically fight towards the other team's HQs.
• Level Editor (with Steam Workshop integration)
A powerful tool to create new PvP and PvE content but also share it easily with the community! Aside from the map-making aspects, the editor also lets players experiment with unit stats, camera bounds, audio cues, game logic etc.
Aspiring commanders can try their hand on the battlefield for free this weekend as the game will be available on a trial period (purchase required after period ends).
Last but not least, to celebrate today’s release and whet your appetite for the upcoming battles, here is our brand-new launch trailer:
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About Blackbird Interactive
Blackbird Interactive is a Canadian video game development company based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Working across projects of all styles, scopes and sizes, single-player, co-op to live ops, from producing to publishing, from ambitious teams taking their first step that need full support without compromising their dream to larger established successful studios searching that next step in the global market and building of brands.
Prime Matter looks to lead through creativity, expression and passion, with games that will grip and enchant with enthralling story-telling, winning an audience with its incredible moments and larger-than-life experiences. Prime Matter is a proud member of PLAION.