The Allies and the Soviets have rearmed with new weapons of war, each poised to destroy the other. Two ideological opponents, eight world powers, only one world to command and conquer.
Next patch, the Empire of Japan is one of the countries to get some adjustment.
-- New T2 power: Iron Grunt. Calls in a paradrop of this heavy miner / repair vehicle combo, excellent at boosting the economy, safely harvesting distant ore and supporting troops on the frontline.
-- Cryo Legionnaire has been reworked into the Cryo Warrior. The old beam weapon has been replaced with a grenade-like projectile that releases freezing clouds on impact, further damaging units in the area. It is now primarily anti-infantry and less effective vs other targets.
-- New structure, the Research Institute. This replaces the Science Lab as T4 provider for Japan. It houses dangerous chemicals used in the Plague Strike support power, and also launches the missile which delivers it.
-- New power, Plague Strike. Infects units with a "plague" that damages them down to a minimum of 1% health, softening up the target to be destroyed by the main army. Furthermore, the infection can spread from one unit to another, increasing the potential damage massively. The plague will never directly kill any affected unit.