Fulqrum Publishing and Best Way today debuted Gentle Winds, a beautiful new musical collaboration from Grammy-nominated, two-time BAFTA-winning composer Austin Wintory & YouTube musician Alina Gingertail, that will feature on the official Men of War II soundtrack.
“It was a wonderful pleasure to reunite with my friend Alina Gingertail to write this song, Gentle Winds. As powerful as her voice can be, and as exciting as Men of War II surely is, it seemed an opportunity to explore a more poignant side of heroics,” said Austin Wintory. “The song, with lyrics by the amazing Simon Hall, became more of an elegy for war. I hope you enjoy it.”
Fulqrum and Best Way also partnered with popular Czech content creator PLASMO, to build an accurate 1/72 scale model of the M4A2 Sherman tank, a line of armoured vehicles which are prominently featured in Men of War II. The 16-minute video features footage from the highly-anticipated RTS title, alongside a detailed look at the assembly of a tank kit produced by iconic French model-maker Heller.
The musical and model partnerships are the latest entries in a series of collaborations, in which Fulqrum Publishing and Best Way are working with creatives from various fields to create unique, evocative pieces all of which champion and complement the highly-anticipated WWII title.
Ástor Alexander, the illustrator and concept artist behind a number of viral artistic video game interpretations, created a stunning piece of artwork that will serve as the new Men of War II key art. Featuring an eye-catching sunset palette and bold stylings, the piece captures a cinematic intensity while spotlighting the infantry to bring an element of humanity to the large-scale battles players will experience in the game.
Additionally, it was revealed that the team behind the popular ‘Born in Fire’ Mod for the original Men of War and Men of War: Assault Squad 2, hailed by critics as “one of the best Men of War: Assault Squad 2 mods”, has returned to work on mods for Men of War II.
Men of War II will be available for PC via Steam, Epic Games Store and other digital stores in 2023. For more information, visit the official Fulqrum Publishing website or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and/or Steam.
About Men of War II
Experience World War II real-time strategy gameplay like never before! Men of War II, the new chapter in the evolution of the top-rated RTS franchise, brings you more units with different specialisations to lead, pinpoint historical accuracy, and new levels of visual and audio excellence, all combined with the series’ original heart-pounding action. Lead your troops in intense real-time battles on the Western and Eastern Fronts and overwhelm your opponents in epic narrative single-player campaigns and skirmish modes, before then diving deep into the multiplayer action.
Utilise sophisticated military strategies, lay ambushes, or use brute force to show your ability as the greatest military leader of all time. Attain full command of different roles: from Air and Armour to Infantry and Support in fast-paced battles packed with action. Men of War II brings significant visual improvements, destructible environments, and an advanced AI, to create the classic real-time strategy game fans have been waiting for.