French independent studio Eugen Systems (R.U.S.E., Wargame series) has revealed a first-look at Steel Division 2, the sequel to its critically acclaimed 2017 real-time strategy title Steel Division: Normandy 44.
Set during Operation Bagration, the gigantic Soviet offensive in the summer of 1944, players in Steel Division 2 will enjoy massive and frenetic 10v10 multiplayer battles and hundreds of new historically authentic units.
Watch the Steel Division 2 announcement trailer below:
Steel Division 2 significantly expands on the real-time tactical battles featured in its predecessor, transporting the player to the massive battlefields of the Eastern Front and offering them a chance to command over 600 units fielded by the Red Army and the Axis powers. Wield the destructive force of the Katyusha rockets or charge ahead with the T-34 tank, players will be able to choose from up to 18 new divisions. Substantial changes to the Deck building mechanics and combat, together with a more realistic art direction, aim to deliver a much more refined player experience in Steel Division 2.
One of the major additions to Steel Division 2 are the new, turn-based Dynamic Strategic Campaigns, which will offer players a highly replayable experience where they relive history thanks to every detail being realized on a 1:1-scale – from the order of battle to the units, the maps and the combat. Each turn equals half a day, allowing players to form their strategy and plan their next encounter, while carefully managing their units and supply lines. Prospective commanders will be able to control entire army corps and subordinate battalions consisting of thousands of men.
View some screenshots from Steel Division 2 in our gallery:
Steel Division 2 is built on an updated IrisZoom engine, allowing players to seamlessly zoom in and out of the ever-changing frontline, drinking in the glorious details of each battlefield from afar with bird’s eye view one moment and examining individual units up close the next.
Check out the official Steel Division 2 website for more information on the game.