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Battlezone: Combat Commander Next Month

Rebellion announces a March 1st release date for Battlezone: Combat Commander, their upcoming remastered version of Battlezone 2, the strategy/shooter hybrid. Those who can't wait should head over to the game's website and sign up for beta testing that's planned for this month. They celebrate the news with a new gameplay trailer showing off how the graphics from the original game are updated in the remake. Here's word:
Today’s “Graphics Comparison” trailer showcases the impressive visual enhancements coming to Battlezone®: Combat Commander, including updated art and effects, DirectX 11 rendering and shading, 4K resolution support, and retextured and upscaled terrain. Big Boat Interactive’s remaster will also offer cross-play online multiplayer across Steam and GOG, support for both online and LAN multiplayer, achievements, cloud saves*, support for the game’s two-decade old modding scene, and many other refinements and tweaks.

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5. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Feb 2, 2018, 14:48 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I loved the original BZ, but the movement in BZ2 never felt right to me. I think the tanks just felt a little too weightless. Like they overcame their inertia too quickly maybe. I'm not exactly sure what it was.

I think I probably had other issues with it as well, but that's the one that sticks in my head. I'll have to see how this turns out. Love me some hovertanks
 
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4. Re: Battlezone: Combat Commander Next Month Feb 2, 2018, 12:21 jdreyer
 
Suckage wrote on Feb 2, 2018, 08:50:
For whatever reason I had this confused with Dark Reign 2...

Probably cuz hovertanks. One big difference is that BZ is 3D and DR was top-down sprites.
 
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3. Re: Battlezone: Combat Commander Next Month Feb 2, 2018, 08:50 Suckage
 
For whatever reason I had this confused with Dark Reign 2...  
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2. Re: Battlezone: Combat Commander Next Month Feb 2, 2018, 01:23 jdreyer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Feb 1, 2018, 22:19:
This looks great, although curse these guys for specifically targeting my nostalgia!

Battlezone 2 was amazing, for the 3 people on the planet who played it. Hopefully this remaster gets some decent exposure, BZ2 was pretty impressive for its time, and I think the gameplay will still hold up today.

Loved BZ2 back in the day. Will have to get this at some point.
 
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1. Re: Battlezone: Combat Commander Next Month Feb 1, 2018, 22:19 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
This looks great, although curse these guys for specifically targeting my nostalgia!

Battlezone 2 was amazing, for the 3 people on the planet who played it. Hopefully this remaster gets some decent exposure, BZ2 was pretty impressive for its time, and I think the gameplay will still hold up today.
 
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