A “full-fledged” entry in the classic real-time strategy series Sudden Strike is set to release sometime next year publisher Kalypso has revealed.
RTS is a genre that is slowly but surely becoming less prominent with each year that passes. In 2016 the genre largely exclusively lives on the PC, backed by a sizeable, and loyal cult following. On consoles however, the genre is a complete and utter rarity — making this news all the more newsworthy.
Sudden Strike 4 isn’t a reboot or reimagining according to the publisher. Instead it’s “a full-fledged series entry.” As like with the other games in the series, this one will task you with battling through various World War II scenarios, enabling control of one of four different armies: American, British, Soviet, or German.
Each army will come equipped with oodles of different historical weaponry and vehicles, as well as its own unique options of commanders (nine total), each with different abilities and perks.
Sudden Strike 4 will ship with three different game modes: a single player campaign (with 20 scenarios), a skirmish mode, and competitive multiplayer.
While the three Sudden Strike games were developed by Fireglow, Sudden Strike 4 is being worked on by Kite Games.
Sudden Strike 4 is set to launch “mid 2017” for PS4 and PC. As of right now, you can preorder the game on Steam, for a 15% discount, an exclusive map, a digital download of the game’s soundtrack, and a digital artbook.
I’m personally a TBS guy, but occasionally I like to dabble in a RTS or two. However, this doesn’t look like it will be one of those exceptions — aka, it doesn’t look very good, sadly.
Tyler Fischer is an Associate Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.