King Art Games have confirmed that their highly-anticipated real-time strategy Iron Harvest is getting a beta with five playable missions from the Polanian campaign. Alas, it will only be available to the game's Kickstarter backers.
While we're certainly aware not everyone will be pleased to hear that Iron Harvest's beta is reserved for backers only, we cannot deny that the company's devotion to those who believed in them is admirable.
They even posted preliminary portraits of those who shelled out to be featured in Iron Harvest. We found them delightful, but you be the judge.
As far as the campaign goes, Iron Harvest's backers will get to play first five missions of Polanian Campaign, along with new skirmish and multiplayer maps. Additionally, there are new units and heroes as well.
Iron Harvest's beta will be all about Anna and her rise to prominence in the war that threated to tear Polania apart. Gong from an unwilling participant to an unlikely hero is commonly romanticised because it's etched into human history, but we'll steer clear of spoilers here.
Also revealed are two of the biggest and deadliest mechs in Iron Harvest - Saxonian SKS 300 Kaiser (left) and Polanian PMZ24 Tur right).
Iron Harvest's foot soldiers haven't been forgotten either, and they will automatically vault objects lower than 1m. This adds yet another dose of realism in troop movement in what's already an impressively realistic depiction of warfare.
"For those eager for our 3rd faction, the Rusviets; you’ll meet them as opponents while playing the campaign missions. We'll assess your feedback and then later this year we will make them available as a playable faction for skirmish and multiplayer", King Art wrote.
You can check out the new maps and more in our gallery below.