Paradox Interactive Announces New World War 2 RTS, Steel Division: Normandy 44
War never changes. Paradox Interactive just announced a brand new game, the World War 2 RTS Steel Division: Normandy 44 coming to PC.
Steel Division: Normandy 44 is being developed by Eugen Systems who've released R.U.S.E and the Wargame series. Normandy 44 is an RTS that uses actual aerial reconnaissance photos of Normandy in 1944 to recreate the historic battlefields of the second World War.
Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive, comments on the attention to detail Eugen has taken in creating Steel Division:
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.
The website Steel Division: Normandy 44 laid out all of the game's expected 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.
No release date was given for Steel Division: Normandy 44 coming to PC.