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From the creative minds that brought you the Hitman series comes Heroes & Generals, the first title from independent studio Reto-Moto. Heroes & Generals – now in Alpha testing – introduces an unprecedented mix of frontline shooter gameplay and strategic campaign management in a massive-scale multiplayer online war.

Posted by Reto.KenSolo on Oct 10th, 2011

Imagine a game where your actions can help turn the tide of a persistent online war being fought by thousands of other real players, either in the role of a hardened soldier engaged in blistering first-person shooter combat, or as a strategic officer managing the grand scheme of the campaign on a tactical war map. Heroes & Generals will deliver this combined one-two punch in a thrilling multiplayer online battle across authentic WW II settings.

As H&G enters a vital playable testing phase, we encourage all gamers to enlist for an Alpha-key now at our community site.

Hellcat ambush

One great war with thousands of players

Heroes & Generals delivers a full blown first-person shooter experience, complete with intense infantry and vehicle combat in a wide variety of modes and missions, fought on behalf of the Axis or Allies. As your customizable character advances in rank, you might join a small squad of elite soldiers operating behind enemy lines, or fall-in with a larger section fighting an epic battle for a strategic bridgehead.

The result of every clash alters the ongoing battle for European domination. Each conflict takes place across diverse battlegrounds including contested cities, factories, airfields and war torn country-sides, each one represented on the strategic map with hundreds of key locations.

As these battles are waged, resources and global strategies are managed on a tactical overview map linked to the game’s innovative War Server. Here, players who choose to be strategic officers will have the entire map at their disposal and can decide how to manage battlefield assets and where to push the attack.

Crossing the bridge

Influence the fate of millions within your browser

Heroes & Generals is a PC game that’s fully playable in a browser, yet it offers state-of-the-art graphics and sound thanks to the proprietary Retox engine built by Reto-Moto. We call H&G a “Mass Participation Game”, a term that not only describes the ease of access and massive-scale warfare, but also our goal to create a game that embraces open feedback from the community at every step – including our current Alpha stage.

Heroes & Generals will offer incomparable early hands-on access and participation: A real opportunity for gamers to influence everything from map layout to weapon handling, truly evolving the game’s design alongside dedicated interaction with Reto-Moto team members.

Command structure

Reto-Moto at a glance

Reto-Moto was founded in 1997 and quickly transformed into IO Interactive, which went on to release Hitman and Freedom Fighters. In 2004 IO Interactive was sold to Eidos, however the founding members of Reto-Moto left Eidos and reformed their old company, bringing in some of the core developers from IO Interactive. Heroes & Generals is the first game from Reto-Moto.

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romnus Oct 10 2011, 11:04pm says:

I want an Alpha key! :D

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Siaxis Oct 11 2011, 1:13am says:

Me to! This looks awesome!

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Mkilbride Oct 11 2011, 1:35am says:

Makes me think of World War II online.

World War II Online: Battleground Europe is a massively multiplayer online first-person shooter (MMOFPS) computer game. It was released was on June 6, 2001 for Windows, with the Apple Macintosh version being released in 3Q 2002. The game is set in 1940-43 World War II Europe. It is a virtual battlefield, a combined arms war simulation. A player can command or crew a variety of accurately modeled aircraft, armored fighting vehicles, anti-tank guns, anti-aircraft artillery, and three naval vessels, or fight as a foot-soldier with a variety of infantry weapons. The game is played in real time alongside or against other players as German, British and French forces in a persistent world. Command structures and missions provide strategic and tactical layers while ranks provide a RPG layer by demonstrating leadership roles

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paterah Oct 11 2011, 6:10am replied:

Indeed, I used to play that game but it's getting old and the graphics haven't improved for quite some time (they improve some models here and there but the overall quality is still about the same), in the meantime this looks like it could be decent.

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Mckiller2 Oct 11 2011, 2:21am says:

What it sounds like is a copy of Battleground europe AKA World war II online,but what it looks like is completely different. Gonna try to get an alpha key for sure

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Mkilbride Oct 11 2011, 2:51am says:

Graphics wise, yeah, it's much better.

But BG:E has worse graphics and performance is already terrible in that. Due to the thousands of potential players hiding around the corner. Can't imagine how much of a performance hog this will be.

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Mckiller2 Oct 11 2011, 1:17pm replied:

I believe the scale of the battles will be smaller than in BG:E because its says: "Each conflict takes place across diverse battlegrounds including contested cities, factories, airfields and war torn country-sides, each one represented on the strategic map with HUNDREDS of key locations."

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FelipeFR Oct 19 2011, 7:26pm replied:

Well I have barely player BG:E, but as far as I know the entire map, which I believe to be pretty much the entire Eastern Europe is open at the same time, right? Not contested at the same time and of course not rendered at the same time, but still open for exploration.

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PierreOfTheFrench Oct 11 2011, 8:07am says:

Looks fantastic! Hope I can snag an alpha key myself :) Played Battleground Europe for a bit but couldn't get anyone to play with me because of the graphics.

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silentstormpt Oct 11 2011, 8:57am says:

Looks like a interesting game, i would love to try it out

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pvt.Johnson Oct 11 2011, 10:31am says:

Another WWll fps...

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hagamablabla Oct 11 2011, 11:16am says:

Sounds a bit like EVE with the whole "your actions can affect the whole game". Still, indie games are usually worth a shot.

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crowhitewolf Oct 11 2011, 1:29pm says:

If you are going to add Airborne divisions over Normandy, count me in alpha!

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Haddock67 Oct 11 2011, 2:54pm says:

Hmmh is there something wrong with your servers? I'm trying to register, but the site 404s every time.

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Reto.KenSolo Author
Reto.KenSolo Oct 11 2011, 3:26pm replied:

Yeah, I know - we're currently experiencing really heavy traffic, but are working hard to fix it. I actually think you can register now, but our community-site is still down. Otherwise go to our Facebook-page for latest news:

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Haddock67 Oct 11 2011, 3:41pm replied:

I'm actually stuck in the
"Your account was successfully registered.
Go ahead and login."-screen.
Every time I click login it shows me a 404-screen. It doesn't let me to register again with my email either because, "I already have an account".
I hope this will get fixed soon, I'd really like to try your game out.

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XxRobbiexX Oct 11 2011, 3:38pm says:

I want one too.

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Haddock67 Oct 11 2011, 3:58pm says:

Ah it finally let me to login.

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Reto.KenSolo Author
Reto.KenSolo Oct 11 2011, 4:56pm replied:

Glad to hear!

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SS-Königstiger Oct 11 2011, 4:38pm says:

Im interessted in a alpha key. I would like test your game for you and share results and my own experience.

greeting from germany =)

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Turkeys Oct 11 2011, 7:20pm says:

Alpha key get.

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1US_Shermanator-87 Oct 11 2011, 7:29pm says: guessin this aint free? lol. well the regular game atleast.

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RogerRamjet Oct 11 2011, 8:05pm says:

Superb weapons models and textures and excellent teaser video.

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GenMoKai Oct 11 2011, 9:56pm says:

Tracking! sounds awesome

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InternetIan Oct 12 2011, 11:17am says:

This sounds fantastic. <3

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Looter Oct 12 2011, 11:42am says:

This is awesome, cant wait to see what you guys do with planes.

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dafishanator Oct 12 2011, 12:28pm says:

Looks AMAZING!!! Can anyone explaine to me what the alpha key is?

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PierreOfTheFrench Oct 12 2011, 2:38pm replied:

It's a key that will give you access to their alpha build so you can test it much like a beta but one step before, you should know this! :)

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destroy22980 Oct 12 2011, 3:19pm says:

I want a alpha key! Can't wait to play this.

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SuomiKeizari Oct 12 2011, 5:17pm says:

wanna alpha key! wanna alpha key! wanna alpha key!

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thecuteturtle Oct 12 2011, 9:51pm says:

me want alpha key as well...

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steathymansniper Oct 13 2011, 7:40pm says:

I want alpha key too!This game looks EPIC!!!

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Steam-です Oct 14 2011, 11:19am says:

can't wait for alpha key!

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9heads Oct 14 2011, 6:23pm says:

Walk and fire a MG42, seems legit.

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KnightsCross Oct 15 2011, 12:08am says:

How do you get a Alpha key?

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Reto.KenSolo Author
Reto.KenSolo Oct 15 2011, 5:50pm replied:

You can start by signing up at our community-site. Read more about Alpha-keys here:

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Modevo Oct 16 2011, 8:59am says:

Looks like a game I could put hundreds of hours into ;)

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kileratlarge Oct 16 2011, 12:33pm says:

I can't log into the actual game, it keeps saying i have the wrong username/email and password when i just registered it, lol.

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hailgaysatan999 Oct 17 2011, 9:50pm says:

Game looks great, good luck!

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WhiteWollf Oct 18 2011, 12:04am says:

If it means anything I would gladly give input on an alpha or beta version as I am working on a history major and have some basic knowledge on World war 2.

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MrMazure Oct 19 2011, 8:17am says:

They all want to "redefine shooters"
I learned to skip the games that say that.

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VL_ad100 Oct 21 2011, 4:29pm says:

please can i have the alpha key just to test it to see if my ****** pc works on this game wich looks gorgeous
(sorry for my bad english)

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son-of-lorgar Oct 23 2011, 12:26pm says:

can i have an alpha key please?

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Tris456 Oct 26 2011, 6:15am says:

this looks like the modern Battleground Europe game, ofc this is way better, keep up the great work guys this game has alot of potential

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killergrt Oct 26 2011, 11:33am says:

How does one apply

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haukkumakkara1989 Oct 26 2011, 11:51am says:

can i have alpha key plz

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maximi1337 Oct 27 2011, 11:01am says:

wow...awesome *-*
can i have an alpha key to???^^ PLZ:)

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hollowminds Oct 29 2011, 3:10am says:

Keeping an eye on this looks like it could be good fun. Lets hope i get into the alpha.

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CL4ymOr3 Oct 30 2011, 4:59pm says:

Holy ****! Are you serious about playing it on your browser! This is badass!

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SWEsof Nov 1 2011, 11:50am says:

ON YOUR BROWSER?!?!?!?!? shait! you mad bro?
this is awesome. would you mind sending me a beta key? greate b(~_o)d thx

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