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Commandos remaster incoming with sequels to follow

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Picture of the character roster from Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty
Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty

Kalypso Media, the publisher and developer company responsible for Tropico and Dungeons series, have bought the rights to Commandos series, originally developed by Pyro Studios and published by Eidos, and quickly announced new content.

For those unacquainted, which are now probably many, Commandos is a series of brutally hard real time tactics games with high focus on stealth. The games take place during World War 2 in scenarios loosely based on real life events from the war.

Players take control of a group of commandos, each specialising in a different area of combat, which gives players quite the colourful roster in total. Players have to rely on their soldiers' specific strengths in order to complete mission objectives and remain hidden at all times because this isn't a Call of Duty game - if you get bumrushed by Nazis, you will die.

The series was stagnant for about 12 years now but the rights to it were recently acquired by Kalypso Media. The developer-publisher announced that they will definitely work on new Commandos games in the years to come and release "an extensive adaptation of the existing titles for contemporary technologies and platforms". In short, it's new games and remasters of the old ones.

It begs the question on how the new games will be developed though, as today's gamers aren't exactly used to unforgiving titles such as Commandos. I dare say that even Dark Souls is not as brutal since it offers bonfire checkpoints all over the place. Meanwhile, you can go through an entire mission and one mistake at the very end will make you repeat it from the start.

Pyro StudiosPicture showing Green Beret, Spy and other commandos from the similarly named gameCommandos

Bear in mind that they have only recently acquired the rights so the development hasn't even started. In fact, Kalypso didn't even choose a developer yet, so while it's certain we're getting more Commandos, there is absolutely no indication when we might that might be.