Kalypso Media has released a new gameplay trailer for Sudden Strike 4, showing off gameplay from the fourth game in the long-running RTS franchise. As well as new footage of single-player and multiplayer modes, the new trailer demonstrates the return of the optional ‘pause and play’ system, allowing players to suspend the action while they issue commands and manoeuvres to their units.
Sudden Strike 4 contains three extensive campaigns set in the battlefields of World War II. Players will head up the British and American, German or Soviet troops and lead them to victory will over 100 different units. In a first for the Sudden Strike series, you can now choose from one of nine individual commanders, such as George Patton or Bernard Montgomery, who will each allow for different approaches to combat and boast unique abilities.
The game is set to contain over 20 singleplayer scenarios, a challenge-focused skirmish mode, and a competitive multiplayer mode. A new reward system rewards clever and tactical play, awarding the player with skill points and bonus content, such as historical film footage of the era.
The gameplay trailer that has just been released is looking like the game has things going in the right direction. Combat appears to be solid with plenty of top notch animations and sound effects to complement the core mechanics. Sudden Strike 4 is currently on track for a release in spring 2017 and will feature full steam workshop integration to allow the modding community to create their own content.