Kalypso Media’s long-awaited next entry in the Sudden Strike series, Sudden Strike 4, will finally be launching on Steam worldwide on August 11th. A retail and PlayStation 4 version will launch on the same day in Europe, but won’t launch until August 15th in North America.
Sudden Strike 4 marks the first entry in the long-running RTS series in nearly a decade. The last entry, Sudden Strike 3: Arms for Victory, was released in the UK on December 7, 2007.
Sudden Strike 4 sends players back to World War II to complete “three extensive campaigns,” in which they will take control of the Allied, German, and Soviet armies. Over 100 different units are available to command in 20 single-player scenarios, a skirmish mode, and LAN and online multiplayer modes. The game’s real-time tactical strategy gameplay is detailed enough that players can “exploit the weak spots of tanks, […] occupy buildings with infantry, outmaneuver the enemy with clever positioning, or unleash devastating air strikes.” It also has mod support and Steam Workshop integration.
When Sudden Strike 4 launches on August 11th, it will cost $49.99. Those who pre-order the game via Steam will get the “Battle of Kursk” skirmish map, the soundtrack, and an artbook. Those who pre-order by May 26th will get 15% off, bringing the price down to $42.49.