The Deutsches Afrikakorps have been revealed to be the next playable faction in the upcoming WW2 strategy game Company of Heroes 3, which storms the beaches on PS5 in 2023.
Mobile, mechanized and elite, the Deutsches Afrikakorps are all about speed and aggression and will likely appeal to players who favour a rush style of gameplay. Able to support and reinforce infantry squads with Half-tracks and deploy dreaded heavy armour such as the Tiger, the Deutsches Afrikakorp will also be able to call on allied Italian units like the elite Bersaglieri infantry, and the lightning fast Carro Light Tank.
Previously, we saw the British Forces in action, supported by the vast might of the Commonwealth. Are you looking forward to Company of Heroes 3? How do you think this type of game will hold up on a controller? Let us know in the comments section below.
I am german and I dont like to play as a nazi in any game tbh. Since when can you play such factions in games? Strange
@ORO_ERICIUS This was a feature in the first two titles and others, such as the Hearts of Iron series. It's common enough in shooters like Battlefield , Red Orchestra, and Hell Let Loose too, but I understand the sentiment.
@Khayl oh allright thank you! I did not know about the factions in these games. It is all history I know but I cannot force me to play as a Nazi.
@ORO_ERICIUS You got me thinking about my view on the subject as a Brit. I have played as an axis soldier/sailor/pilot in multiplayer games many times but not often in single player. In single player it makes me a bit feel a little uneasy shooting at my 'own side'. Wierd.
I imagine it's a bit different from a German perspective with the added 'Nazi' element to it, though. But I would hope by now that people can understand the vast majority of German people forced to fight were not Nazis, just soldiers.
I would not play as a Nazi, but I would play as a German.
@SJBUK this is a very good point and I can exactly understand what you mean. playing a soldier who is forced to participate in a war not started by him and not wanting to fight there. Still my grandfather was a Nazi and he was in the SS-Totenkopfstaffel Division. Its kind of disgusting for me to think of that and play a Marionette of that Regime.
@ORO_ERICIUS I can see how that might make a difference to how you feel about these things.
If only we could all learn from the past and not make the same mistakes again and again.
I understand that.
But no lie, in the previous COH games I always played the Germans. They fit my play style better than the Allies in multiplayer.
And I won’t lie. On most FPS shooters where you can select a preferred faction, I usually selected the Germans. Mainly because of my love of the M1916 and M1934 Stalhelms as a helmet design.
Too bad the Nazis ruined a wonderful combat helmet design. It did make a comeback though. Since most modern combat helmets are based on its overall shape.
I kind of know how you feel on that. I’m an American, but I have two maternal ancestors (the white side) who fought for the Confederate States of America. One of them died in the Battle of Shiloh.
Considering what the Confederate regime fought for (the protection and expansion of the crime of human slavery)… it’s complicated for me. Especially since the paternal side of my lineage is black American. So I have ancestors who were enslaved as well as ancestors who fought for the confederacy. And even have one ancestor (who didn’t serve in the CSA military) who was a slave owner.
But ultimately, we don’t get to choose our ancestors. Their sins and crimes were all their own. It’s not our guilt. It’s theirs.
There’s very few games where the Germans or the Japanese are the protagonists in a WWII single player campaign.
I wish it was explored a little more often.
I thought Battlefield V’s War Story “The Last Tiger” was very well done and it was my favorite set of missions in the entire campaign. It was a super personal story about a Tiger tank crew operating in and around Cologne during the final months of the war.
During the campaign, you’re fighting the Americans. It was super weird at first shooting American soldiers (big patriotic American here) but I quickly got used to it.
I think more stories like that should be attempted. They did have to white wash a good bit of it (for example, all of the vehicle emblems that would have had Swastikas in their design were all changed to WWI era Iron Crosses; in the real Wehrmacht most vehicles had both iron crosses and swastikas) but I get why they made that change.
@OrtadragoonX I've not played that, might have to look it up. I'm not into FPS's with a gamepad so haven't played any on PS5. Only fairly recently got a half-decent GPU, so might re-visit Battlefield on the PC.
@OrtadragoonX I think exploring the Axis soldier's PoV is really interesting. Letters from Iwo Jima is told from the perspective of the Japanese, and it's one of my favourite movies of all time.
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