Close Combat The Bloody First

During Home of Wargamer Live, Matrix Games released its first ever
Close Combat: The Bloody First video

Close Combat: the Bloody First is the next installment in one of the popular RTS franchises of all times.

After a long gestation that aims to bring the whole IP to a newer technology, the game is now almost ready to deploy. Well into its beta and with a release date that is now approaching fast, the Big Red One now also has a well-deserved Official Trailer.

The trailer was built with an emotional feel in mind and tries to deliver the concept of a true band of brothers fighting for each other and where no one is ever left behind. All this while celebrating a long-lasting series of games that truly made the history of strategy genre.
Close Combat
Lead the US 1st Infantry Division, better known as “The Big Red One”, from the sand dunes of North Africa and Sicily invasion to D-Day landing beaches in Normandy. The Bloody First combines the Close Combat classic gameplay to the new 3D Archon engine: a new level of graphics details, more realistic units movement, same old unrivalled RTS tactical gameplay.
More information about the game itself can be found here.

As you fight your way into and then across Europe from November 1942 to August 1944 you must overcome a wide range of diverse tactical challenges, commanding inexperienced troops being attacked by veteran panzers in North Africa, having to capture the bitterly defended town of Troina in the Sicilian mountains and of course storming across the sands of Omaha, into the “hedgerow hell” of Normandy.
Big Red One
Three theater campaigns, 36 battles, more than 50 vehicles and 300 infantry and unit teams, with integrated multiplayer lobby and matchmaking forums. You will command your squads in close combat situations and will have to learn how best to combine the use of small arms, mortars, machine guns, armoured cars, tanks and anti-tank guns in order to achieve victory.

Matrix Games is part of the Slitherine Group

About the Slitherine Group
The Slitherine Group is the world’s leading producer and publisher of digital wargames and strategy games. Under the Slitherine (www.slitherine.com), Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and Ageod (www.ageod.com) brands it has published literally hundreds of games, with many award-winning titles in its portfolio and spanning all digital platforms, from home consoles to modern Smartphone’s and Tablets. Slitherine is also involved with book publishing, board gaming and works with a wide array of key licensing partners, such as HISTORY®, MILITARY HISTORY®, Games Workshop®, Horrible Histories™, Showtime, BBC, Osprey, Scholastic, Buzz Aldrin Enterprises and many others to deliver the best blend of historical accuracy in an exciting and entertaining way. Together the Group companies form the world’s largest organization specializing in this important and vibrant niche. The Slitherine Group’s mission over the coming years is to lead the way in innovation and growth in an ever expanding segment of the entertainment industry.