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Steel Division II

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Eugen Systems
Developer: Eugen Systems
Release Date: June 20, 2019

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Steel Division II Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Army General Mode

by Rainier on May 22, 2019 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT

Steel Division II is a tactical World War II real-time strategy game set in 1944 on the Eastern Front during one of the biggest offensive of the WW2, Operation Bagration.

Set during Operation Bagration, the gigantic Soviet offensive in the summer of 1944, players in Steel Division II will not only enjoy massive and frenetic 10v10 multiplayer battles and hundreds of new historically authentic units, but also experience the brand new, turn-based, single-player ‘Dynamic Strategic Campaigns’.

Steel Division II 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, will deliver a much more refined player experience in Steel Division II.

One of the major additions to Steel Division II 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.

Today’s gameplay trailer takes an in-depth look at the new single-player, turn-based Army General mode.

Focusing on Baranovichi, the fourth campaign of the game, players can choose to be in the role of the German or Red Army. The date is July 3, 1944. The German Army finally received reinforcements to set up a defense to stop the Red Army’s progression. But Hitler ordered a counterattack toward Stowbtsy to reopen the road to Minsk. The player objective is to hold Stowbtsy and capture Baranovichi.

In today’s trailer, players will get a close look at how turn-based strategy, in the title’s 1:1 recreation of World War II theaters of war, transitions into real-time battles in areas of conflict. With a detailed demonstration of selecting battalions, choosing formations, spending action points, and some of the strategic elements that will affect those decisions, viewers will see how Eugen Systems’ focus on strategy, historical accuracy, gameplay, and detailed maps and units come to life in Steel Division 2.

You can pre-order the game on our online shop, through Steam, on Humble Bundle or Gamesplanet.

Key Features:

  • Brand-new turn-based Dynamic Strategic Campaigns
  • New setting, the Eastern Front, with the mighty Red Army and Axis powers
  • Over 600 historically accurate units across 18 new divisions
  • Realistic battlefields spread across 25 different maps
  • Substantial changes to the Deck building mechanics
  • New, realistic art direction to deliver a more immersive visual style
  • Revamped combat offering a more refined tactical experience
  • Host of game modes, offline and online, including co-op and massive 10v10 multiplayer battles

Featuring the painstaking attention to detail developer Eugen Systems is famous for, Steel Division II features the 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. In a first for the Paris-based company, Steel Division II is self-published by Eugen Systems. 

Steel Division II will be available for PC (Steam) on June 20, 2019.


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