Word comes from IGN that Ukrainian developers Best Way (with a bunch of WWII RTS titles to their name) are coming out with a little something they call Nuclear Union, an RPG based on the premise that the Cuban Missile Crisis went a bit out of hand and now everything is radioactive and there are monstercams on the loose. In a completely non-startling twist, this time we see how the Soviets were doing in their underground shelters.<blockquote>Scheduled for launch sometime in 2013 for PC, Nuclear Union is a role-playing game with an open progression structure. You’ll have a defined end goal, but the way you accomplish it is up to you, and you’ll be able to go back and freely explore any discovered territory. Gameplay be presented from a third-person perspective and though battles will take place in real-time, you do have the ability to pause the action to better line up your aim. You’ll also be able to recruit certain characters encountered on your adventures and travel with one at a time, and can issue basic commands to them during combat. <center> </center> Playing as one of the pilots who bombed the United States, expect to encounter mutated monstrosities, bizarre anomalies and to defend yourself with Soviet prototype weaponry, including specialized assault rifles and tripe-barreled sub-machine guns.</blockquote>There isn't much to go on yet - the short trailer doesn't show any gameplay, so the actual level of RPG-ishness is sort of up in the air - but it's certainly another project to toss on the big watchheap of post-nuclear shenanigans. Spotted at the Codex.