Strategy Classic ‘Commandos 2’ Getting Remastered and Heading to iPad, New Trailer Released for Gamescom
Commandos 2: Men of Courage is a military tactical strategy game created by Pyro Studios and released for PC (and, somewhat uniquely for the time, Xbox and PlayStation 2) way back in 2001, and now nearly two decades later Kalypso Media is giving it the remastering treatment and releasing it on modern consoles which includes the iPad and Nintendo Switch. Commandos 2 is the proper sequel to 1998’s Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines and its standalone expansion Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty. It’s is a top-down real-time tactical strategy game where you’ll be directing various military units through a number of story-driven missions, and it was quite critically acclaimed at the time of its release and has gone on to be considered a classic in the real-time tactics genre. Commandos 2 HD Remaster will feature improved controls and visuals, which you can see in this latest trailer.
The actual development of Commandos 2 HD Remaster is being handled by Yippee Entertainment on behalf of Kalypso Media and will be heading to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, and iPad and Android tablets. Kalypso is also heading up a remaster of Pyro’s other successful strategy game Praetorians which originally released in 2003, but sadly that one is only destined for PC, Xbox One, and PS4. No Switch or mobile. It’s possible it could be a bit more demanding with all the units it shows onscreen and its more advanced graphics compared to Commandos 2. Still, strategy gamers should be pretty excited to get their hands on Commandos 2 in remastered form on their platform of choice when it launches at some point later this year.