Deadly Dozen Reloaded Squads ready for a new summer landing on Switch

To update [Fri 29th Apr, 2022 17:00 GMT] Deadly Dozen Reloaded stormed onto Steam and GOG today, but if you’re looking for a Switch version you’ll have to wait a little longer. Ziggurat Interactive has announced that the remastered release of this 2001 shooter will be coming to the Nintendo console this summer.

To make the wait a little more bearable, publisher Ziggurat has more details to share about the game, including some new screens.

Main features of Deadly Dozen reloaded contain:

Reinterpreted for modernity: Graphics and audio aren’t the only things receiving updates. Enemy AI is now more sophisticated, making combat more engaging, and revamped vehicle physics make driving to objectives more fun and realistic.
Ten Huge Missions: Large, faithfully reproduced maps with objectives that can be tackled in any order. Each mission offers a rich tactical environment with numerous opportunities for strategy, stealth, and combat.
Customizable Loadouts: Eleven different weapons – six American and five German – and seven types of gear, including first aid kits, binoculars and a variety of explosives, allow players to customize squad members to suit their playstyle and mission objectives.
No more permadeath: Players can experience heartbreaking escapes with half of their team, and fallen teammates will recover for the next mission. No more reloading saves!

Original article [Fri 21st Jan, 2022 15:00 GMT] This generation has seen a steady stream of retro games spruced up for remasters, and another is on the way for Switch this spring. This time Deadly Dozen reloaded delivers an updated version of a 2001 tactical shooter in which you lead a group of 4 soldiers through tough encounters in WWII.

Previously a PC-only title, this revamp will bring us a long-overdue console debut, despite the original receiving a mixed critical reception. The core gameplay is the same, but significant improvements are promised elsewhere.

Choose your squad of four from a roster of twelve playable characters, each with unique stats, weaponry, and gear prowess to reach critical objectives behind enemy lines. Players can tailor their squad to their preferred playstyle, whether they want to play full stealth, focus on run-and-gun action, or make noise with loud, devastating explosions. Players command their unit using the Squad Wheel, which allows them to call out movement commands, fire commands, stances, and formation changes to adapt to challenges in the field. Additionally, direct control is never limited to just one of the four squad members, as players can switch their playable character at any time.

While the structure of Deadly Dozen reloaded remains the same as the original version, level assets, textures and character models have been rebuilt from the ground up. Real-time lighting, high-quality particle effects, and other environmental effects have been added to bring a sense of realism to the game. The PC version supports up to 4K resolution with no frame rate cap, while consoles run at 1080p and 30 fps. Audio has been enhanced to include much higher fidelity samples, real-time audio effects like reverb and occlusion, 3D surround sound, and support for 5.1 or more speaker configurations.

We’d expect this to feature a lot of retro AI and Jank, but the concept is certainly intriguing. We’ll be keeping an eye out for more details to release closer to the spring release. Deadly Dozen Reloaded Squads ready for a new summer landing on Switch

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