the first trailer
from Close Combat: The Bloody First
, a new installment in the
World War II RTS series they plan on launching later this year. The cinematic
clip evokes the opening of Band of Brothers, while enjoining us to head over to
to apply for its beta
test. They also offer details on the game, which will put the player in command
of the 1st Infantry Division, aka the Big Red One, immortalized in
the 1980 film of the
. Here are the details on the game:
Close Combat: the Bloody
First is the next installment in one of the popular RTS franchises of all times. Continue here to read the full story
After a long gestation that aims to bring the whole IP to a newer technology,
the game is now almost ready to deploy. Well into its beta and with a release
date that is now approaching fast, the Big Red One now also has a well-deserved
The trailer was built with an emotional feel in mind and tries to deliver the
concept of a true band of brothers fighting for each other and where no one is
ever left behind. All this while celebrating a long-lasting series of games that
truly made the history of strategy genre.
Lead the US 1st Infantry Division, better known as "The Big Red One", from the
sand dunes of North Africa and Sicily invasion to D-Day landing beaches in
Normandy. The Bloody First combines the Close Combat classic gameplay to the new
3D Archon engine: a new level of graphics details, more realistic units
movement, same old unrivalled RTS tactical gameplay.
More information about
the game itself can be found here.
As you fight your way into and then across Europe from November 1942 to August
1944 you must overcome a wide range of diverse tactical challenges, commanding
inexperienced troops being attacked by veteran panzers in North Africa, having
to capture the bitterly defended town of Troina in the Sicilian mountains and of
course storming across the sands of Omaha, into the "hedgerow hell" of Normandy.
Three theater campaigns, 36 battles, more than 50 vehicles and 300 infantry and
unit teams, with integrated multiplayer lobby and matchmaking forums. You will
command your squads in close combat situations and will have to learn how best
to combine the use of small arms, mortars, machine guns, armoured cars, tanks
and anti-tank guns in order to achieve victory.