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Here's an exciting one for you, Kalypso Media have today announced the Commandos 2 HD Remaster and it's coming to Linux. After acquiring the rights to Pyro Studios’ franchises in 2018, Kalypso Media is starting their E3 with a bit of a bang.

The Commandos 2 HD Remaster is being developed by Yippee Entertainment, with Kalypso Media publishing and they've confirmed right away it will support Linux! They also announced a Praetorians HD Remaster although that will not have Linux support, which is being done by a different developer.

Commandos 2 - HD Remaster Features:

  • Re-imagined in HD with reworked controls, modernized UI and overhauled tutorial.
  • Interactive environments: steal enemy uniforms and weapons, climb poles, swing from cables, swim, utilize vehicles, and climb in/out of buildings, ships and planes.
  • Control nine unique commandos, each with different skills and specializations including green beret, sniper, demolition expert, diver, seductress and thief.
  • The Commandos series’ first appearance in a modern 3D Engine: rotate the environment 360 degrees, move seamlessly in and out of buildings, submarines, planes and underwater, and zoom in and out of the environment.
  • Authentic WWII scenarios: 10 missions spanning 9 different environments in night and day, with realistic weather effects.
  • The choice is yours: how you tackle each mission is up to you. Experiment with skills and weapons in a challenging “against the odds” gameplay style.
  • WWII vehicles and weapons, including jeeps, tanks, trucks, ships, bazookas and flame-throwers.

They even put Linux in their trailer, which you can see below:

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I'm super excited, I remember the Commandos series really well. Sad they're not going with the original to start with but I will take what I can get. I hope they keep the gameplay mostly as it is, except for obvious upgrades where it's really needed. Classics like this deserve an upgrade but I always get a little worried they might mess with it too much. Will absolutely be taking a look at release!

You can find the Steam page up now. The release date is scheduled for sometime in "Q4 2019".

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Tchey 11 Jun, 2019
Meh.

I love the Commandos games, i played all of them back in their time, but i would much much much prefer a new game, not a remastered version of something i played a lot already.
Avehicle7887 11 Jun, 2019
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I haven't played this game in years but it's still one of my favorites. Definitely a day-1 purchase should a GOG release happen.
mylka 12 Jun, 2019
same procedure as desperados
a little advertising and then announce a real commandos 3. strike force killed this series
EzyRhino 12 Jun, 2019
Insta-buy for me!!!
UnixOutlaw 12 Jun, 2019
Wow! Spent hours / days playing this game... kick arse! Shouldn't be too hard - Shadow Tactics is available on Linux - similar game (engine too?)...

Now all we need is BATTLE REALMS remaster and on Linux!
Plintslîcho 14 Jun, 2019
Sweet! This is definitely something I'll keep an eye on.
It would be great if they remaster the first game as well. Or, better yet, make a new Commandos game. :-)
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