Slithering announces the release of five Close Combat
, 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
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 GoG.com. 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 GoG.com.
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
"The release of these classics on GoG.com 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 www.gog.com and fully compatible with Windows 7 and
Windows 10, so you can enjoy all their battles on your brand new computer.
II: A Bridge to Far - $ 5.99 and 10% off for a limited time
III: The Russian Front - $ 5.99 and 10% off for a limited time
Combat IV: Battle of the Bulge - $ 5.99 and 10% off for a limited time
Combat: Panthers in the Fog - Only $ 13.99 for a limited time
Gateway to Caen - Only $ 13.99 for a limited time
Close Combat II, III and IV can only be found on GoG.com and they are all DRM