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Close Combat Storms

Slithering announces the release of five Close Combat games on, kicking off a sale on the military combat franchise. This includes DRM-free versions of two of the more recent installments along with three of the classics in the series. They explain that this is the first step in a plan that includes the eventual release of the entire series:

In 1996, more than an era ago in the videogames timeline, Microsoft released a game by developer Atomic Games: the name was Close Combat. The innovative gameplay mechanics tried to mimic the morale of real-life WWII soldiers in a way that was never seen before: for the first time players were confronted with tactical situations that were extremely close to reality.

Fast forward to 2018, over 5 million copies sold and seventeen releases later, the classic is back with the release of three of the original games and two of the more recent ones on Close Combat II: A Bridge Too Far, Close Combat III: The Russian Front & Close Combat IV: Battle of the Bulge will release alongside the latest two franchise releases: Panthers in the Fog and Gateway to Caen.

This is only the first step: soon enough the entire series of Close Combat games will be released on

This event also marks an important milestone as 2018 will see the release of the new Close Combat. Built in a new engine and brought to modern standards, but staying true to its core gameplay mechanics that brought the series continued success, Close Combat The Bloody First is only a few steps away from completion.

"The release of these classics on marks an unprecedented celebratory opportunity for us at Matrix Games", said Iain McNeil, Development Director of the Slitherine group of companies. "We are looking forward to bringing something new to the Close Combat franchise while staying true to the roots of this incredibly successful series".

All games are available on and fully compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 10, so you can enjoy all their battles on your brand new computer.

Close Combat II: A Bridge to Far - $ 5.99 and 10% off for a limited time
Close Combat III: The Russian Front - $ 5.99 and 10% off for a limited time
Close Combat IV: Battle of the Bulge - $ 5.99 and 10% off for a limited time
Close Combat: Panthers in the Fog - Only $ 13.99 for a limited time
Close Combat: Gateway to Caen - Only $ 13.99 for a limited time

Close Combat II, III and IV can only be found on and they are all DRM free.

2. Re: Close Combat Storms Feb 6, 2018, 19:11 Task
Hmm, I've never actually played a Close Combat. Just Combat Mission and Sudden Strike. This is definitely tempting, I wonder if they are working on bringing the first one to gog as well? And after looking at the Matrix Games site, there are bunch of other ones too: Last Stand Arnhem, The Longest Day, Cross of Iron, and Wacht am Rhein of which some are modern remakes of their original titles.

This comment was edited on Feb 6, 2018, 19:22.
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