Everything previous is new once more, and every part as soon as neglected by publishers is cool as soon as extra. Today, writer Kalypso Media (Sudden Strike, Tropico, Dungeons et al) went and bagged themselves the rights to all of Pyro Studios’s previous video games, which suggests the complete Commandos sequence of stealthy tactical puzzlers. Better nonetheless, the writer has already confirmed that new video games within the sequence are on the way in which, in addition to “an extensive adaptation” of the older video games to present programs, which feels like remasters to me.
This does appear to be a kind of offers the place everybody concerned goes house glad. In Kalypso’s official announcement, Ignacio Pérez, founding father of Pyro studios is quoted as saying:
“We have been looking for a suitable partner for the continuation of our products and brands for a long time. Kalypso has great expertise and experience with rebooting well-known titles, and we are delighted to have our IP in such good hands.”
Kalypso founder and Global Managing Director Simon Hellwig went on to say:
“-we see it as our responsibility to want to revive and further develop these beloved games for the fans around the world. Of course, this will include the development of completely new games for all platforms, but also an extensive adaptation of the existing titles for contemporary technologies and platforms. We’re incredibly excited about the opportunities, and will begin speaking to potential development studios in the near future.”
The point out that they’ve not begun speaking to any builders but is a bit regarding, however the writer does appear to have their eye on rebooting the Commandos title, so fingers crossed. The deal additionally included rights to Pyro’s less-good video games, together with the forgettable Praetorians and Imperial Glory. I’ll be truthfully shocked if Kalypso does something with these.
Commandos three trailer courtesy of IGN’s deep and dusty vaults.
For these unfamiliar with Commandos, they’re a really distinctive sequence of squad stealth-puzzle video games. You’re given an goal, a handful of characters with completely different talents and gear, and a big map filled with patrolling (and really lethal) enemies to navigate. Sneak right here, decide off this guard right here, snipe that watch tower there, all in the appropriate order and with excellent timing and perhaps you’ll get to your goal in a single piece. They have been typically irritating and inspired frequent quicksaving/loading, however they have been intense video games and satisfying if you pulled a job off proper.
Fans of its specific mix of miniature stealth and ways ought to try the wonderful Shadow Tactics, in the event that they haven’t already. The equally styled (however older) Desperados additionally recently received a major patch to make it play good with fashionable PCs.