Eugen System, the developer behind the immersive and chaotic World War II action-strategy title Steel Division: Normandy 44 has announced that they’re working on a sequel. Steel Division II brings lots of new features to the table, and this time it’s entirely self-published by the developer.
Steel Division II has players partake in Operation Bagration, the Soviet’s western offensive against the Axis during the summer of 1944. The big focus is on massive 10v10 multiplayer battles, but the game also features a variety of new gameplay features as well as single player content. Lots of new maps that encompass sprawling battlefields are included in the sequel, 25 in all. Players also get access to more than 600 unique units across multiple factions represented in the game.
Steel Division II is taking the card-based combat system to new heights this time around. The systems from the first game are being expanded to make the game much more strategic. The biggest shift is the Dynamic Strategic Campaign system which makes the game much more reactive to the players choices. Gamers will have to plan out their successive moves in Steel Division II to a tee if they hope to succeed.
The amount of customization and granularity over the gameplay and strategic choices will allow players to recreate many famous battles of the war down to the smallest detail, if that’s your kind of thing.
Check out the announcement trailer down below. Steel Division 2 is currently in development for PC, no confirmed release date as of yet.
Alexis Le Dressay, Co-Founder and Game Director at Eugen Systems, also commented on the improvements Steel Division 2 makes, and when players can expect to hear more about it:
“We’ve made a lot of improvements to Steel Division 2 based on direct feedback from our most avid fans of Steel Division: Normandy 44. For instance, we know they will love the new single-player Dynamic Strategic Campaigns. But we are planning much more for Steel Division 2. Expect more details about new features and units after Gamescom 2018. The game is a true passion project for us, and we hope players look forward to seeing more as development continues.