Steel Division 2

steel-division-2Eugen Systems Delays Launch for Additional Army General Mode Improvements, and Extended Beta Phases

Independent developer and publisher Eugen Systems announced today plans to delay the launch for Steel Division 2, the sequel to the critically acclaimed real-time strategy title Steel Division: Normandy 44. Players who pre-ordered a Digital Deluxe Edition of Steel Division 2, can now look forward to playing the final version of the game on June 18, 2019 before the wide release of the Standard Edition on June 20, 2019.

For an independent studio, this decision was not made lightly. The decision to delay the Steel Division 2 launch will afford the development team additional time to focus on improving the Army General mode. This single player campaign mode has grown over the course of development and is shaping up to be an entirely new game-within-a-game. Steel Division 2 fans can expect more details on the progress concerning the Army General mode soon this month and are encouraged to keep an eye on the official Steel Division 2 news feed on Steam for Developer Diaries on the topic.

In addition, the new launch date will allow Eugen Systems to deliver on direct requests from players for more frequent and extended beta phases. With more development time, Eugen Systems will focus on addressing direct requests and feedback from beta players to create the best possible single- and multi-player experiences when Steel Division 2 launches.

To that end, starting today, Steel Division 2 players can look forward to the biggest and longest Beta play session to-date with Beta Phase 3 starting today on Steam. Playable today, from April 18 through April 23, players can look forward to a ton of new content to experience, including:

  • Four Divisions: The 20. Panzerdivision, the 29th Tank Corps, as well as the 78. Sturmdivision, the 26th Guards Rifle Division
  • Three Game Modes: Conquest, Closer Combat and Breakthrough, featuring the brand-new Defensive Structures
  • Three Maps: Autobahn zur Hölle, Vitebsk East (now updated with new lighting, a new mini-map, and a lot of fixes) and the well-known Orsha North
  • And of course, more 5-Player coop

Starting on May 29, the Steel Division 2 beta will remain open and uninterrupted until the final game launch on June 20. Until then, Steel Division 2 fans can also look forward to regular updates and additional beta phases as development continues. For details on the upcoming beta phases and more on the recent delay announcement for Steel Division 2, please head to the page on Steam.

For full details on pre-order bonuses for Steel Division 2, please head to the official website at buy.steeldivision2.com.

Steel Division 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed real-time strategy title Steel Division: Normandy 44. Set during Operation Bagration on the Eastern Front in the summer of 1944, Steel Division 2 pushes the limits of the World War II tactical experience, delivering new 1:1 scale Dynamic Strategic Campaigns. Command entire armies during Operation Bagration, covering the Soviet counter-attack against Axis forces in Byelorussia. Battle in the multiple skirmish modes on 25 maps and customize your battlegroups in the brand-new deck system, allowing for an unprecedented level of customization.

To stay up to date on the latest regarding Steel Division 2, be sure to visit the game’s official website.

steel-division-2Eugen Systems Delays Deployment for Steel Division 2 for Steam Beta and Additional Player Feedback

Independent developer and publisher Eugen Systems (R.U.S.E., Wargame series, Steel Division: Normandy 44) is excited to welcome players to phase 1 of the upcoming singleplayer/multiplayer beta for Steel Division 2 on Steam. With phase 1 scheduled to begin on March 27 for 48-hours and open to players who pre-order Steel Division 2 via Steam, Gamesplanet, or The Humble Store, beta testers can look forward to an advanced look at a variety of Steel Division 2’s game modes, including Breakthrough. This mode finds defending players holding control of the map against an attacker – and makes heavy use of the brand-new Defense Structures feature recently highlighted on Eugen Systems’ developer diary. Deploy barbed wire, trenches, gun pits, and bunkers to hold the line. Beta testers can also look forward to checking out Conquest Mode, an objective based mode that charges players with pushing the frontline of battle forward by capturing objectives across the map. Two divisions will be available to choose from for phase 1, starting with the German 5. Panzerdivision and 2nd Guards Tank Corps – with more to come in future phases.

Steel Division 2 fans can also look forward to regular updates and additional 48-hour multiplayer beta phases each week. For full details on the upcoming beta phases for Steel Division 2, please head to the page on Steam. To make room for an extended beta on Steam and to allow for further development work on Steel Division 2 based on player feedback, Steel Division 2 is now scheduled to launch on May 2, 2019.

We’re excited for Steel Division players to finally experience what we’ve been working so hard on behind closed doors when the Steam beta launches,” said Pierre-Yves Navetat, Marketing and Communication Manager at Eugen Systems. “This beta will allow us time to incorporate player feedback and ensure players the best launch day experience with Steel Division 2.

For full details on pre-order bonuses for Steel Division 2, please head to the official website at buy.steeldivision2.com.

steel-division-2Eugen Systems Adds Six Historical Battles Playable as Solo or Co-op for Upcoming Sequel to Steel Division: Normandy 44

The offerings for Steel Division 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed World War II real-time strategy title, Steel Division: Normandy 44, continues to grow with today’s announcement from self-publishing independent developer Eugen Systems. In addition to an epic single-player campaign set during Operation Bagration, Steel Division 2 players can also look forward to six brand-new Historical Battles with the core game.

With Steel Division 2, players can look forward to a total of six extensive Historical Battles spanning a variety of significant campaigns across the frontlines. Playable solo, co-op against AI enemies, and multiplayer, including 2v1 and 3v3 scenarios, the six new Historical Battles for Steel Division 2 make the already huge real-time strategy title even bigger with this tremendous amount of content that will take players across the frontlines of war, including the Battle for Orsha, Bobr, Krupki, Pleshchenitsy, Lenina, and Naratch Lake. For full details on the upcoming Historical Battles in Steel Division 2, please visit the official page on Steam.

The six extra Historical Battles for Steel Division 2 also follows recently announced news that Steam users who already own Steel Division: Normandy 44 can also expect eight exclusive divisions with over 350 extra units from the original title when Steel Division 2 launches later this year, including the Sherman Jumbo tank from the United States of America, the Churchill IV heavy infantry tank from the United Kingdom, the lend-lease Spitfire and Sherman M4A2 for France and Canada, and many more. For a complete list of divisions and units, please visit the official Steel Division 2 page on Steam.

In addition, players who pre-order any edition of Steel Division 2 can also expect guaranteed access to the game’s Beta phase. Scheduled to start this quarter, the Steel Division 2 beta will offer players exclusive access to an early build of the game ahead of its 2019 launch. Moreover, players who pre-order the Commander Deluxe Edition, General Deluxe Edition, or Total Conflict Edition will also benefit from 48-hours of early access to the game ahead of the worldwide launch for Steel Division 2.

For full details on pre-order bonuses for Steel Division 2, please head to the official website at buy.steeldivision2.com.

Set during Operation Bagration on the Eastern Front in the summer of 1944, Steel Division 2 pushes the limits of the World War II tactical experience, delivering new 1:1 scale Dynamic Strategic Campaigns. Command entire armies during Operation Bagration, covering the Soviet counter-attack against Axis forces in Byelorussia. Battle in the multiple skirmish modes on 25 maps and customize your battlegroups in the brand-new deck system, allowing for an unprecedented level of customization.

steel-division-2Steel Division 2 to Launch April 4, Pre-orders Now Available on Steam with Beta Access, 48-hours Early Access, and More

Independent developer and publisher Eugen Systems, is excited to announce that strategy fans may now pre-order Steel Division 2 on Steam, the upcoming sequel to the award-winning real-time strategy title Steel Division: Normandy 44.

As a special thanks to Steel Division fans for their longtime support, Steam users who already own Steel Division: Normandy 44 can expect eight exclusive divisions with over 350 extra units from the original title when Steel Division 2 launches later this year. These 350 units will join over 600 brand-new units from the Allies and Axis factions in the sequel for a total of over 950 units in Steel Division 2. There is no need to pre-order Steel Division 2 to take advantage of this exclusive offer.

In Steel Division 2, fans can look forward to deploying some of the most famous units and divisions from Steel Division: Normandy 44, including the Sherman Jumbo tank from the United States of America, the Churchill IV heavy infantry tank from the United Kingdom, the Spitfire Mk9B tank from Canada, the Sherman M4A2 from France, and many more. For a complete list of divisions and units, please visit the official Steel Division 2 page on Steam.

In addition, Steel Division: Normandy 44 owners who purchase can also look forward to exclusive new units in Steel Division 2, including:

  • Long Tom 155 mm howitzer (US)
  • PIAT Scout (UK)
  • AEC Matador (CAN)
  • Panzer III N (GER)
  • Do 217 Bombing plane (GER)
  • Fw 58 Recon plane (GER)
  • Panzer IV F1 (GER)

Players who pre-order any edition of Steel Division 2 can also expect guaranteed access to game’s Beta phase. Scheduled to start later this year, the Steel Division 2 beta will offer players exclusive access to an early build of the game ahead of its 2019 launch. In addition, players who pre-order the Commander Deluxe Edition, General Deluxe Edition, or Total Conflict Edition will also benefit from 48-hours of early access to the game ahead of the worldwide launch for Steel Division 2.

For full details on pre-order bonuses for Steel Division 2, please head to the official website at buy.steeldivision2.com.

Watch the new Steel Division 2 – Back To War Trailer HERE.

Set during Operation Bagration on the Eastern Front in the summer of 1944, Steel Division 2 pushes the limits of the World War II tactical experience, delivering new 1:1 scale Dynamic Strategic Campaigns. Command entire armies during Operation Bagration, covering the Soviet counter-attack against Axis forces in Byelorussia. Battle in the multiple skirmish modes on 25 maps and customize your battlegroups in the brand-new deck system, allowing for an unprecedented level of customization.

To stay up to date on the latest regarding Steel Division 2, be sure to visit the game’s official website.