World War II buffs rejoice–Sudden Strike is back with its fourth entry. The series returns to the greatest generation with larger maps, improved graphics, new commanders, and fresh battle scenarios. Publisher Kalypso Media even boasts that it is “the most tactical and authentic title in the series to date!” They’ve got big plans for Sudden Strike, reviving the series some nine years after the release of Sudden Strike 3. This time around they hope to make Sudden Strike a leader in the RTS niche.
Players can choose to take command of the British and American, German or Soviet armies, giving you control of 100 units. Some of the new units include the Russian T-34 tank, the British Hawker Typhoon fighter jet, or perhaps the most intimidating, the Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger, which, in case you couldn’t tell, is from Germany.
Sudden Strike 4 will include the standard single player mode, along with a more challenging skirmish mode, and even competitive multiplayer. For those with a true penchant for history, players can now choose from nine famous commanders, including Patton himself. These new commanders will affect how your army performs in combat, giving the game an added layer of nuance.
If players wish to play out a famous battle not included in the game, or just make something up, Sudden Strike 4 will have support modding and the Steam Workshop.
Sudden Strike 4 will be out on Windows, Mac, and Linux sometime in spring 2017. Its Steam page is already up, revealing the game will cost £39.99. Here’s the announcement trailer: