Calling all World War II buffs out there – Paradox Interactive and developer Eugen Systems have announced Steel Division: Normandy 44.
Eugen Systems are known for the Wargame series, as well as R.U.S.E., and their new game is a bigger, bolder, real-time tactical strategy game for Windows PC. Featured above, you can view the announcement trailer for the game.
The game enables up to 20 players to play against one another in 10-versus-10 battles featuring historically accurate tanks, troops, and vehicles at the height of World War II. The game also features a robust single player campaign, as well as various multiplayer modes. It’s set for a release later this year.
Here are the first screenshots:
Steel Division: Normandy 44 features thorough attention to historical detail, with in-game maps based on real-life aerial reconnaissance photos of Normandy in 1944, all the way down to the tanks and weapons themselves.
Built within the latest version Eugen’s IRISZOOM engine, players will be able to zoom from an aerial, battle-scale perspective down to a single unit as it traverses across the landscape.
Here are the game’s key features:
- Command Over 400 Historically Accurate Units: Whether fighting for control in intense multiplayer battles with up to 10-vs-10 players going head-to-head, playing alone or working with friends in ranked matches, players will need to coordinate their selection of historically accurate infantry, tanks, aircraft, and support vehicles to counter enemy units in this Tactical RTS game.
- Real-world Tactics: Battles rage over three distinct phases, where different units unlock over time, mimicking the movements of real-world armies and adding variety to the ever-changing theatre of war. A dynamic front line illustrates the ebb and flow of the conflict. Pin down your opponent’s infantry to gain the advantage and force a retreat, or push through with a perfectly executed plan.
- Real-world Setting: Using the latest version of Eugen’s IRISZOOM engine, players can smoothly zoom from a tactical aerial view all the way down to a single unit, and see 400 different real-world vehicles and units designed with careful historical detail and accuracy. Maps are designed based on actual aerial reconnaissance photos of Normandy in 1944, requiring real-world tactics and strategies to cover and control.
- Outplan, Outsmart, Outgun: From battlegroup customization to troop positioning and maneuvering, winning battles requires cunning and strategy, not just raw firepower. Each unit lost presents a growing tactical disadvantage, and players will need to fight to gain — and keep — the upper hand.
For now, you can visit the official website for Steel Division: Normandy 44 here.