THE BATTLE CONTINUES AS SUDDEN STRIKE 4 ENTERS THE NORTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN
Bracknell UK, 12th October 2018.
Kalypso Media is thrilled to announce the release of Africa – Desert War, the next chapter in the World War 2 strategy title, Sudden Strike 4. Released today for PC and Xbox One (with PlayStation®4 following on 15th October, Europe only), the Africa – Desert War add-on is based on the most notorious desert skirmishes in North Africa during World War 2.
Sudden Strike 4: Africa – Desert War features two new mini campaigns with six new singleplayer missions from the North African campaign of World War 2. In the Axis campaign, start the Italian advance on Egypt to take the city of Sidi Barrani, besiege the city of Tobruk and take over its harbour, as well as break through the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia. In the Allied campaign, take part in Operation Compass and retake the village of Sidi Barrani, relive the watershed of the Western Desert Campaign, the Second Battle of El Alamein, and break through the German defensive line in the Battle of Mareth. Fight in an unforgiving and harsh desert setting with sandstorms to challenge your tactical wits.
As well as the new campaigns, players can choose from five new doctrine commanders to lead their troops into battle. On the side of the Axis, armchair generals can choose from the highly decorated German general Erwin Rommel, as well as three additional Italian commanders, including renowned field marshal Giovanni Messe. On the Allies, play as legendary armoured division general Sir Richard O’Connor.
As the war heads into new territory, Africa – Desert War introduces over 30 new vehicles including an all-new medical truck, the Marder II Tank Destroyer, the British Bishop SPG, as well as the Italian Semovente da 105/25 Assault Gun.
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 armies, you will lead over 100 different units into battle, including the German Heinkel He111 bomber, the Russian T-34 tank, the British Hawker Typhoon fighter plane and even 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, whose unique military doctrines unlock valuable command and combat abilities for your troops.
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 awards the player for clever play with skill points and bonus unlockable content.
Sudden Strike 4 offers countless ways to vanquish your opponents. Exploit the weak spots of tanks, set up an ambush, occupy buildings with infantry and snipers, outmanoeuvre the enemy with clever positioning or unleash devastating air support – how you approach each mission is up to you!
Africa – Desert War is available now for PC, Mac, Linux, for £6.99/€9.99/$9.99 and Xbox One and PlayStation®4 for £7.99//€9.99/$9.99 (PlayStation®4 following on 15th October). The Sudden Strike 4 base game is required to play. To request a review copy please email the PR team with your preferred format or request a key via Keymailer. For more information please visit www.kalypsomedia.com
-Ends-About the Kalypso Media Group Celebrating its 12th year in the video games industry, the Kalypso Media Group is a privately owned, global, independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software with close to 100 employees worldwide, operating from seven offices across Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. Kalypso Media has also established a digital-first label called “Kasedo Games” and enjoys very strong global digital distribution through its Kalypso Media Digital subsidiary. Furthermore, the group owns two development studios – Realmforge and Gaming Minds – to secure a constant supply of high quality games, and works with multiple leading independent developers. In 2015, Kalypso Media Mobile was founded in Hamburg, Germany, to deliver great games for mobile devices. Kalypso Media‘s titles include the critically acclaimed “Tropico” series, strong strategy game franchises like “Dungeons”, “Port Royale” and “Sudden Strike”, as well as action RPG games such as “Vikings – Wolves of Midgard”, among others. For 2018, “Railway Empire”, “Shadows: Awakening” and “Tropico 6” have been announced for all major platforms (PC, Xbox One, PS4), along with “Sudden Strike 4: European Battlefields Edition” for Xbox One and “Project Highrise” for consoles (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch). Moreover, Kasedo Games has signed “Rise of Industry” for digital distribution and Kalypso Mobile has released “The Official BBC Earth Quiz” and “Ski Jumping Pro” on all mobile devices and “Project Highrise” for tablet devices. A tablet version of “Tropico” will release later in 2018. More information about the Kalypso Media Group is available at www.kalypsomedia.com.