Dec 15, 2022

New, Cinematic Men of War II Key Art Revealed, Alongside Musical Collaboration with Austin Wintory, and the return of well-loved mod

Fulqrum Publishing and Best Way today announced several exciting artistic collaborations for upcoming real-time strategy Men of War II. The team worked with artists, composers and modders 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 reimaginings, has 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 artillery-led battles players will experience in the game.

Alongside the new artwork, Fulqrum Publishing and Best Way collaborated with Grammy-nominated and two-time BAFTA-winning composer, Austin Wintory, and YouTube musician Alina Gingertail. Together the pair created a beautiful and moving original piece of music for the Men of War II official soundtrack, which will debut in the coming weeks.

"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."

With the return of mod support in Men of War II, the team behind the extremely 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”, returned to work on mods for Men of War II. A teaser of what they are working on is available now:

"We started developing a mod about the American Civil War over ten years ago. And now, after so many years, we continue to work on modifications thanks to the engine capabilities of Men of War II.” said Sergey Ryabkov, one of the developers of Born in Fire Mod for original Men of War. “We are happy to be part of the game series community and grateful to Fulqrum Publishing and Best Way for the opportunity to deep dive into this fantastic world of modding, taking a fresh look at some things.”

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. All available assets for the game can be found in its presskit.