Classified: France '44 Key Art
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Stealth, Strategy, and Sabotage: Unveiling Classified: France ’44

A Peek Behind Enemy Lines with Absolutely Games' Riveting New Turn-Based Tactics Release

Greetings, agents! Gather round the briefing table as Team17 Digital and Absolutely Games reveal their latest offering in the world of turn-based tactics games: Classified: France ’44. This exciting new release is currently undergoing final preparations for deployment on PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation®5 later this year.

Classified: France ’44 promises an immersive gaming experience that takes us back to the pivotal moments leading up to the Normandy landings of D-Day. The game showcases the untold stories of the Jedburghs – the intrepid Allied special forces units and French Resistance factions who operated behind enemy lines – weaving a tapestry of sabotage, espionage, and evasion in the run-up to D-Day.

Classified: France ’44 | Announcement Trailer

Promising to be a game-changer in the turn-based tactical genre, Classified: France ’44 elevates the gaming mechanics with its unique emphasis on stealth. Coupled with an enhanced overwatch capability and a new morale-based combat & suppression system, this game ensures that every shot counts and every move has consequences.

With a realistic approach to engagements, the game encourages players to strategise, suppressing opponents with morale damage and taking advantage of tactical positioning. These elements come together to create an authentic wartime simulation, coupled with a riveting narrative inspired by the exploits of the Allied special forces and French Resistance.

The game’s non-linear and highly replayable campaign offers players the chance to shape the success of D-Day. You’ll need to gain the trust of disparate political factions, manage your growing team, face challenging dilemmas, and muster a Resistance force that could determine the fate of the D-Day landings.

Fans of user-generated content will rejoice as Classified: France ’44 will include a mission editor for the community to create and share missions using the same tools the game itself was built with (PC only). Additionally, future DLCs are set to expand the base game, adding further depth to the gaming experience.

At the helm of Absolutely Games, CEO James Brooksby expressed enthusiasm for the upcoming release. He affirmed the team’s ambition to not only evolve the genre but also shine a light on the heroic acts behind enemy lines in Northern France preceding D-Day.

“Myself and the team are huge fans of tactical turn-based games and strategy games, and so for Classified: France ’44 we not only wanted to evolve the genre and be ambitious in the game we have created, but also, we wanted to depict the largely untold story of heroism behind enemy lines in Northern France before D-Day. The Allies created groups of the world’s first special forces who teamed up with the French Resistance to cause destruction and mayhem in the lead up to D-Day, something that we can tell through Classified: France ‘44’s tense and exciting campaign and our characters. We’re looking forward to delivering our unique turn-based tactical game with its mix of tactical stealth, intense firefights, strategic campaign, and strong characters.”

Roger Carpenter, Head of Studios at Team17 Digital, mirrored the excitement, expressing eagerness to collaborate with Absolutely Games to redefine the turn-based tactics genre.

 “Being able to partner with James and his team at Absolutely Games to elevate the turn-based tactics genre and peel back the pages of history to the events of June 1944 is so exciting for us. They are very focused on delivering a campaign based on real-life events and the people who helped bring about the beginning of the end of World War II, one that will wholeheartedly deliver when Classified: France ’44 is deployed on PC and consoles.”

This year, prepare to immerse yourself in the covert operations that shaped the outcome of World War II with Classified: France ’44. Stay tuned to Gaming.Buzz for the latest updates on this promising title.

Classified: France ’44 is available to wishlist on Steam today.

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