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Classified France 44 release date, news, trailers, and latest news

We find out when Classified France '44 comes to Steam, and explore gameplay and early access news for the turn-based strategy game.

Classified France '44 release date: A close up of a WW2 soldier's face in Classified France '44.

When is the Classified France 44 release date? Classified France 44 has already grabbed the attention of military and war-based strategy game fans, despite being the first release from new Absolutely Games development team. Taking place before D-Day and bringing interesting new mechanics to the strategy genre, Classified France 44 puts you right into the action in WWII as you fight for freedom.

If you can’t wait for the next war game hit, then we’ve got all the details about the Classified France 44 release date below, as well as the latest news and trailers, so you know just what to expect when the date rolls around later this year. You’ll also find details on all of the Classified France 44 editions available, and the gameplay mechanics that makes this strategy game so interesting.

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Classified France 44 release date

The Classified France 44 release date is March 5, 2024, confirmed by the developer in a statement that coincides with the launch of the game’s preorder. The WWII-based strategy epic is available to buy on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series consoles.

Publisher Team17, developer of war game Hell Let Loose and known for publishing popular games like Blasphemous, Trepang2, and Overcooked!, announced Classified France 44 just a few months ago, in May 2023. Since then, regular updates, trailers, and gameplay footage has been released, keeping fans up to date on the game’s progress.

Developer Absolutely Games were only formed back in 2019, and Classified France 44 is their debut title. The team is made up of industry professionals, though, with over 25 years’ experience, and plans to concentrate specifically on the strategy genre with this and future releases.

Classified France 44 demo and early access

The Classified France 44 Steam demo is available to download right now. If you’re won over by the WWII game demo, Classified France 44 early access can be unlocked by pre-purchasing the Overlord Edition, and launches five days early on February 29, 2024.

Three outfits that are available as part of the Classified France '44 preorder.

Classified France 44 editions

There are two special editions of Classified France 44: the Deluxe and Overlord editions. The Deluxe edition includes the base game and the first DLC for £39.99/$39.99/€39.99, while the Overlord Edition, £49.99/$49.99/€49.99, includes the base game and the full first season pass, granting players access to four planned DLCs. The standard edition, for the base game only, costs £34.99/$34.99/€34.99.

Preorders of any of the three editions of Classified France 44 include the Resistance Pack at launch, with the content varying slightly depending on the platform. Preorders on Steam will be granted access to the Shadow and Ghost outfit sets, while PS5 owners receive the Blue and Cobalt sets, and Xbox players can don the Green and Forest colors.

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Classified France 44 trailers and gameplay

In the gameplay trailer above, we are given a better idea of the Classified France 44 story, and just how true it is to the real story of World War 2. Playing as the Allied Forces and teaming up with the French Resistance, it’s up to you to make sure D-Day arrives, and that the Nazis are defeated.

We are also given our first glimpse of some of the unique mechanics that make Classified France 44 stand out in the strategy genre. The most interesting feature, perhaps, is the game’s “every shot counts” mechanic, which means that missed shots – or are even planned to miss – still make their mark, affecting the target’s morale and leaving them open for flanking. This affects you and the allies as well as the enemy, so be aware of your opponents’ actions even when you think you’re safe behind cover. The deep dive video below goes into even more detail.

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Choosing your team when it comes to battle is just as important as your tactics, and, while we’re only introduced to three members of the Allied Forces in the video below, your team of up to six soldiers is going to be built from a cast of diverse and interesting characters. Each with their own unique specialty, such as explosives or close-range fire, each member of your team should be carefully thought out as to how they compliment one another.

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Now you know there are just weeks left until the Classified France 44 release date, it’s time to get ready for the new turn-based strategy game and use the demo and early access to plan your approach. In any downtime from preparing for war, be sure to prepare for some of the other highly anticipated upcoming games for this year and beyond.