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Sudden Strike 4 Coming by Summer’s End

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Sudden Strike 4, the newest addition to the franchise being developed by KITE Games, now has two official release dates as announced by the game’s publisher, Kalypso Media.

Sudden Strike 4 will be launching on PC worldwide on August 11, 2017. A PlayStation 4 version will be releasing in Europe and North America on August 11 and 15 respectively.

Along with the announcement, Kalypso Media released part three of the “General’s Handbook” series on YouTube. The series shows footage of basic gameplay mechanics and strategy principles players can utilize in Sudden Strike 4. The videos also discuss how Sudden Strike 4 has evolved during the development process. Watch all three videos at the bottom of the page.

Sudden Strike 4 is the first standalone entry in the series since 2007. The game will offer three campaigns spanning over twenty different missions. Players will also choose from nine different commanders for their battles, including General Patton. The commander system will give players bonuses to either infantry, armor, or air power. Company of Heroes 2 used a similar system in its skirmish battles. The PC version of the game will include “extensive modding support with Steam Workshop integration.”

Multiplayer battles will also be featured in Sudden Strike 4, where players can pit their commanders against those of others.

Sudden Strike is a series of real-time strategy games that takes place in World War II. The series debuted in 2000. Throughout the series, players have been able to take control of German, Allied, and Soviet forces using infantry, tanks, and artillery to accomplish varying objectives across different landscapes in both Europe and Japan. Differing from other RTS games, Sudden Strike focuses mostly on the use of tactics rather than resource-gathering and base-building.

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Troy Baker Discusses His Return as Joel in The Last of Us Part II

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Troy Baker has spoken about his return to the role of Joel in Naughty Dog’s upcoming title The Last of Us Part II.

During an exclusive interview with OnlySP at Supanova Comic Con & Gaming, Baker was asked how he felt to return to the role alongside Ashley Johnson, who plays Ellie in the sequel to the acclaimed 2013 title.

“The first day we were on set was when we shot [the PSX reveal] trailer,” Baker revealed. “We go through rehearsals and stuff, and we walk through it, and things get real serious all of a sudden, when we heard both of our voices. When you put everything together, that’s when Ashley goes away and Troy goes away, and you’re left with Ellie and Joel.”

Baker noted that the first time creative director Neil Druckmann spoke to him about the potential of a sequel was during the British Academy Video Game Awards in March 2014.

Check out a clip from our exclusive interview with Troy Baker and Nolan North—including the revelation of North’s return as David and the significant musical numbers featured in the game—above, and stay tuned for the full interview.

Druckmann recently revealed that Baker and Johnson had completed their main work on the game, describing it as “the most ambitious cinematic shoot we’ve ever done.” Before that, he stated that the final scene of The Last of Us Part II has been shot, with Laura Bailey recently completing her performance capture for the title. Druckmann also revealed that the rapper Logic and actor Travis Willingham will also be appearing in the game.

Earlier this month, a screen of the game’s weapon upgrade system was leaked in a promotional video, with some noting that weapon variation may be present in the game’s revision of combat.

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