01.04.2008 19:15 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another update of Forgotten Hope. We've got an exciting announcement to make today. I'm sure you've all heard about the upcoming battlefield title 'Battlefield: Heroes'. We were all a bit sceptic about it at first, but after seeing the trailer we all agreed that this game looks fun - and fun is exactly what Forgotten Hope needs more of at the moment. That is why we have decided to move to this new engine and create Forgotten Hope: Heroes!
Needless to say, we wouldn't give you an update unless we had something to show you. Ever since we decided to switch engines our resident artist McGibs has been working continuously on these concept drawings.
Our first release will feature the US army fighting the Germans in France. Of course, we will keep our mod in the same style as Battlefield: Heroes, as you will be able to tell from the concept art. The following drawings are concepts of the US and German playermodels:
Finally, McGibs also made concept drawings for the Sherman tank and various German and American weapons. Unlike Battlefield: Heroes, which will only have one tank and one plane per army, Forgotten Hope: Heroes will eventually feature the complete allied and axis arsenals of weapons and vehicles.
Needless to say, making a new mod will require the complete dedication of the entire development team, so we regret to announce that will not be releasing the Normandy theater for Forgotten Hope 2. The patch however, which has been in development for some time, is nearly ready and will still be released as planned.
Since there seems to be some confusion with some people we just wanted to say yes, this was indeed an April fools' joke. Forgotten Hope will not be moving to the Battlefield: Heroes engine and we're still working on FH2. We hope you enjoyed the joke and didn't make yourself look too silly.