Bulkhead has got in on the trend of teasing an announcement, confirming a reveal campaign will kick off on January 9th, 2018. The big news is that Battalion 1944 is now officially a 2018 game, and Bulkhead has confirmed it’ll be available at launch.
After a string of disappoint-to-satisfactory attempts at reinvigorating classic PC WW2 shooters, Bulkhead proudly declares Battalion 1944 as “the true successor to classic shooters.” It’ll be coming to PC through Steam Early Access at some point in 2018. What we’ve seen of it so far looks like a textbook WW2 shooter, albeit with small 5v5, fast-paced infantry battles.
Bulkhead has gone behind the scenes on Battalion 1944’s development in a new trailer.
If you’re planning on jumping in then the cost of entry is very friendly; the Early Access version of Battalion 1944 will cost just $14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99 when it launches in January. That’s actually lowest than the bottom tier Kickstarter backer pledge, so Bulkhead will be rewarding backers with unique cosmetics and loot crates.
In a similar approach to Dirt Rally, the price of Battalion 1944 will increase during its time in Early Access, rewarding those who buy in and help the development early doors while charging extra for a more content-complete, refined experience further down the line.
We’ll bring you more on Battalion 1944 as soon as the new trailer drops on January 9th. Fingers crossed we also get a confirmed release date.