Developer KING Art Games and publisher Deep Silver have dared to ask, “What if the Polish-Soviet War had robots in it?” That’s the general setup for Iron Harvest, a real-time strategy title that pits three factions — Polania, Saxony, and Rusviet — in a war with one another in an alternate reality 1920s setting where massive war robots are a thing.
The game is currently in an open beta that it’s calling a “pre-season,” offering players a sneak peek at the game’s campaign mode, skirmish and challenge maps that can be taken on solo with AI or in co-op play, and competitive multiplayer with 1v1, 2v2, or even 3v3 maps. Anyone taking part in pre-season will be able to earn rankings and rewards, and players who take part in competitive play can earn a spot in a competition at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, which readers will recall is going to digitally happen between August 27th and 30th.
As for the full game itself, Iron Harvest is set to release on PC via Steam, GOG, and EGS on Tuesday, September 1st, with a console release planned for some time in 2021. The most recent patch notes for the open beta build are here, while a trailer is below.