First Strike, the nuclear power simulation, will introduce multiplayer mode in November

 

Blindflug Studios has announced that a major update that brings multiplayer to First Strike is on the way. It will launch on November 3 for iOS and Android and will allow players to test their mettle against up to nine other players from around the world.

Much like the single-player mode, players will choose from a variety of countries, including the United States, North Korea, and Russia. Once they have pledged allegiance to a country, they will start attacking each other with nuclear weapons until only one nation is victorious. Matches can be run with random people via quick play, or players can join a room or host their own using a code system.

The new multiplayer mode will feature two modifiers that players can use however they see fit. The first is Balanced Start, which, unsurprisingly, sees everyone starting the match with the same starting condition. Meanwhile, the second is Small State Support, which starts the smaller nations with faster expansion and research speed, so they don’t start the match at a huge disadvantage.

 

If you are not familiar with First Strike, it is a nuclear power simulator first released in March 2014. Since then, more than 11 million players have downloaded the game. The developer announced its intention to continue posting updates for the free version in order to keep the content up to date.

Gameplay sees players launch and defend against nuclear rockets across a 3D globe. They will have to research new technologies to build more powerful weapons to conquer and claim other territories. There are 12 different countries to choose from, including the United States, Russia, China, and North Korea.

First Strike is now available on the App Store and Google Play. It’s a free game with in-app purchases.

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