Tropico publisher Kalypso Media has shared first footage of its newly remastered edition of WW2 real-time stealth-tactics classic Commandos 2.
Kalypso acquired the rights to developer Pyro Studios’ beloved Commandos IP last July, announcing plans for new games in the series, alongside updates of the original titles. And the first fruits of those efforts have now been revealed in the form of the unfussily titled Commandos 2 HD Remastered.
Commandos, for those unfamiliar, was a brutally challenging strategy series that debuted in 2001. Players are tasked with guiding a small squad of soldiers – each with unique skills and specialisations, including green beret, sniper, and demolition expert – across a series of isometric maps in order to complete various open-ended sabotage and assassination missions.
However, despite its military theme, stealth is critical, with weapons almost always an absolutely last resort. If you’ve played developer Mimimi Productions’ superb Shadow Tactics (which was heavily inspired by Commandos) you’ll have a good idea of what to expect here.
Alongside the graphical updates you’d expect, Commandos 2’s HD remaster promises reworked controls, a modernised UI, and an improved tutorial.
There’s a brief look at all of that in the reveal video above – which also includes a first glimpse at Kalypso’s second upcoming HD remaster, this time for Pyro Studios’ Rome-themed real-time tactics game Praetorians, which originally released in 2003.
Both HD remasters will be launching in Q4 2019 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. In addition to those platforms, Commandos 2 HD Remastered will be coming to Switch, Mac, and Linux, plus iPad and Android tablets.