Kalypso Media and Kite Games have announced Sudden Strike 4, the first sequel in the real-time strategy series since Sudden Strike: The Last Stand in 2010, for PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, and Linux. It’s due out in spring 2017.
Sudden Strike 4, which is “developed as a fully-fledged series entry and not a remake or reboot,” offers three “extensive” campaigns set among the battlefields of World War II. Players will command the British and American, German, or Soviet troops, and lead over 100 different units into battle, including the German bomber Heinkel He111, the Russian T-34 tank, the British Hawker Typhoon fighter plan, and the German Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger. And a first in the series, you can now choose from one of nine individual commanders, including George Patton and Bernard Montgomery, who each allow for different approaches to combat and boast unique abilities.
The game will offer over 20 single-player scenarios, a challenge-focused skirmish mode, and a competitive multiplayer mode. There’s also a new reward system that rewards clever and tactical play with skill points and bonus content, such as historical film footage.
The PC version of Sudden Strike 4 is now available for pre-order on Steam with a 15 percent discount. Users who pre-order will get the exclusive skirmish map, “The Battle for Kursk,” a digital copy of the official soundtrack, and the official digital art book. The PC version will feature mod support with Steam workshop integration.
Watch the announcement trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.