Eugen Systems have joined Paradox for their next RTS which is called Steel Division: Normandy 44.
Eugen has released a few cracking RTS games in the past, Ruse, the Wargame series, and 2015’s Act of Aggression which received a mixed reception from gamers. This time Eugen are going back to WWII to put players in control of historically accurate tanks, troops and vehicles, over 400 apparently. The game will also feature historically accurate maps based on real reconnaissance photos of Normandy in 1944.
Eugen will once again be utilising their IRISZOOM engine which will allow players to zoom in and out of the action.
As far as game modes are concerned, there will be a single player campaign and multiplayer modes that will take up to 10v10. The large scale battles in Act of Aggression worked extremely well so this sounds promising.
There’s no release date as yet but it will be coming out this year.
Steel Division: Normandy 44 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.