Sudden Strike 4, a real-time strategy game released on August 11, 2017, is receiving its first DLC in the form of new campaign missions revolving around Dunkirk.
Titled ‘Road to Dunkirk,’ the new expansion will allow players to experience the Battle of Dunkirk from the perspective of both sides: the Germans and Allies. As the Germans, players will launch an offensive in the Battle of Lille, tasked with breaking through French defenses as they surge forward with their iconic Blitzkrieg style of warfare. Eventually, gamers will have to destroy an English battleship to emerge victorious. When playing as the Allies, however, users will be tasked with a counterattack during the Battle of Ypres-Comines in which they attempt to evacuate.
Additionally, the Allies will receive two new commanders to use in the expansion: Charles de Gaulle, a French war hero and leader of Free France; and Harold Alexander, commander of the British Expeditionary Force division. No further details regarding these commanders and what perks they offer in-game have been released.
Lastly, ‘Road to Dunkirk’ introduces 10 new units, from the German SIG 33 Bison artillery to French Char B1 heavy tank.
Sudden Strike 4: Road to Dunkirk will be available for PC and PlayStation 4 on October 20, 2017 for USD$9.99.
Sudden Strike 4 is a real-time strategy game developed by Kite Games and published by Kalypso Media Digital. The game is the fifth main installment in the Sudden Strike series and is the first to implement the use of commanders. This gameplay feature allows players to choose a historical military leader who specializes in specific styles of warfare, such as infantry; armor; or air tactics. SS4 is available on PC and PlayStation 4 for USD$49.99.