La série de jeux de stratégie en temps réel traitant de la Seconde Guerre mondiale Sudden Strike débute en 2000, sous l’égide du studio russe Fireglow Games. Le principe est simple : vous dirigez un camp dans une série de missions dans lesquelles vous ne contrôlez pas l’économie, mais toutes les forces en deux dimensions, de l’infanterie au char d’assaut. A vous de faire interagir vos différentes forces pour tenir une position, vous occuper de canons antichars, capturer un pont, prendre par surprise un détachement adverse.

La série a un certain succès en Europe, Sudden Strike II (2002) voit rapidement le jour, et le jeu compte quelques extensions, dont certaines réalisées entièrement par des moddeurs. En 2007, Sudden Strike III sort avec des modèles entièrement en 3D, gardant les mêmes principes. Toutefois, la simplification de certaines mécaniques et les ralentissements ont fait du soft un jeu boudé par les fans, et ce malgré la version remaniée The Last Stand, sortie en 2010.

Le studio hongrois Kite Games, ouvert en 2014, a repris le flambeau de son prédécesseur et annonce l’été dernier la venue de Sudden Strike 4 pour le printemps 2017, en sortant un premier teaser. On y devine que le jeu reprend ses grands principes, mais cette fois-ci avec un moteur 3D réellement performant. A partir des différentes vidéos de gameplay, le jeu se rapporte bien plus à la série des Men of War qu’au rythme effréné des Company of Heroes, à la seule différence qu’il n’y pas un gestion d’inventaire et que le joueur obtient le contrôle d’une plus grande force armée. Placé entre ces deux pôles, il sera intéressant d’observer jusqu’à sa sortie comment le soft se présentera, avec ses trois campagnes et ses missions solo.

La sortie de Sudden Strike 4 est prévue sur PS 4, Mac, PC et Linux au printemps prochain, sans plus de précisions pour l’instant. D’ici là pour plus d’informations voyez la présentation vidéo suivante puis les communiqués ci-après, et cette fiche chez l’éditeur ou cette page sur Steam.

Communiqués

New Sudden Strike 4 Trailer Showcases Explosive Tactical Gameplay

Never-before-seen footage details modes, gameplay features and historical authenticity of upcoming RTS

Kalypso Media is thrilled to present the new gameplay trailer for Sudden Strike 4, showing the latest glimpses of gameplay from the return of the legendary RTS franchise in all its glory. As well as new footage of single- 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 detailed commands and manoeuvres to their units.

Also shown is one of the most significant new features of Sudden Strike 4 – commanders. Players may now for the first time select from nine historically accurate commanders, each of whom has their own unique abilities, perks and skill tress to unlock as you play through the game.

Vidéo YouTube™: Sudden Strike 4 – Gameplay Trailer (EU)
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Pre-purchase Sudden Strike 4 now on STEAM to get a 15% discount plus an exclusive skirmish map (The Battle for Kursk), the digital soundtrack and the digital artbook:…

Sudden Strike 4 is currently on track for a release in spring 2017 on PlayStation®4, Windows PC, Mac and Linux.
You can pre-purchase the game on Steam now to secure a 15% discount, plus a digital soundtrack, digital artbook and the ‘Battle of Kursk’ DLC.

About Sudden Strike 4
Developed as a fully-fledged series entry and not a remake or reboot, Sudden Strike 4 sends you off on three extensive campaigns set amongst the battlefields of World War II. Commanding the British and American, German or Soviet troops, you will lead over 100 different units into battle, including the German bomber Heinkel He111, the Russian T-34 tank, the British Hawker Typhoon fighter plane and the notorious German Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger. 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.

Prove your tactical expertise in over 20 demanding single player scenarios, the challenge-focused skirmish mode, and the 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.

Sudden Strike 4 offers countless ways to vanquish your opponents. Exploit the weak spots of tanks, set up an ambush, occupy buildings with infantry, outmanoeuvre the enemy with clever positioning or unleash devastating air strikes – how you approach each mission is up to you!

Features of Sudden Strike 4:

  • Sudden Strike 4 offers realistic real-time strategy gameplay with tactical depth and a historical setting
  • Three campaigns with over 20 missions to test your tactical skills and determining the outcome of significant WWII battles
  • As one of nine commanders, lead your army on the battlegrounds of the biggest military conflict in history
  • Command more than 100 authentic units – including the Königstiger tank, the Katyusha rocket launcher and the Hawker Typhoon fighter plane
  • ‘Pause and play’ system allows you to suspend the action while issuing detailed commands and manoeuvres to your units
  • Pit yourself against other commanders in the competitive multiplayer mode
  • The PC version features modding support with Steam Workshop integration

For more information on Sudden Strike 4 and other Kalypso Media products, please visit http://www.kalypsomedia.com.

The Art of War – Inside the Creation of Sudden Strike 4’s Distinctive Art Style

Bracknell, UK, 7th Octber 2016
They say a picture says a thousand words, and it couldn’t be more true in this case, as Kalypso Media and Kite Games proudly reveal a brand-new featurette shining a spotlight on the making of the stunning artwork for upcoming World War II RTS Sudden Strike 4, in collaboration with the extremely talented artist Robert Simon.

Having worked on hit games such as Killzone: Shadow Fall and Ryse: Son of Rome as well as the hit TV show Game of Thrones (for which in 2014 he won an Emmy for outstanding special and visual effects), Robert Simon was seen by Kalypso to be the perfect choice to create a set of evocative, propaganda-inspired oil paintings for Sudden Strike 4.

“Kalypso is well known for their attention to detail, and that’s something I’ve tried to achieve with my paintings,” says Robert, explaining the creative process behind Sudden Strike 4’s feature and cover art. “We started discussing techniques and ways to approach the whole thing, and the World War II propaganda topic came up – and this meant that initially, we started with these oil paintings and now, here we are!”

1 commentaire

  1. Pause & Play, des graphismes et des animations à tomber, le tout agrémenté de multi-joueurs et de l’excellente ergonomie de la série, voilà qui fait d’autant plus envie que les RTS connaissent depuis quelques années un coup de mou probablement salvateur. Un jeu comme celui-ci enrichi d’un gameplay tactique prenant davantage en compte les attentes d’un public plus familier des wargames traditionnels devrait connaître un beau succès. Il devrait en tous cas se positionner de manière intéressante entre les titres d’Eugene System et ceux de The Artistocrats.

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