Eugen Systems and Paradox Interactive announced Steel Division: Normandy 44 today.
Steel Division: Normandy 44 is a tactical real-time strategy game that lets players command historically accurate tanks, troops, and vehicles from World War II which are actually based on aerial reconnaissance photos of Normandy in 1944. The game will have a single-player campaign alongside online multiplayer modes, which include 10 vs. 10 battles.
Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive, had the following to say about the game:
“Few developers appreciate strategy and history as much as Eugen Systems, and that’s what makes this partnership so ideal. The level of detail they’ve included in Steel Division is impressive, and I know it will meet the high standards that Paradox fans have when it comes to their historical games.”
You can take a look at a list of some of the game’s features below:
- 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.
You can watch the announcement trailer below. Steel Division: Normandy 44 is coming to PC later this year.