Tropico Dev Kalypso Picks Up Entire Commandos Franchise, Hints At 'Extensive Adaptation' Of Old Games

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When it comes to colourful cone avoidance simulators, it's hard to top Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines. The real-time tactics game spawned several solid sequels, until petering out in 2006 with Strike Force, an FPS of all things. But it looks like the series is poised for a comeback, with Tropico dev Kalypso snapping up the rights.

The acquisition from owner Pyro Studios was announced on Thursday and gives Kalypso the rights not only to the current archive of Commandos games, but "future releases" too.

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While there was no mention of a new game — no great surprise — there's a quote from Kalypso's Global Managing Director Simon Hellwig on the possibility of "extensive adaptation" of Pyro's existing titles:

"...we see it as our responsibility to want to revive and further develop these beloved games for the fans around the world. Of course, this will include the development of a completely new games for all platforms, but also an extensive adaptation of the existing titles for contemporary technologies and platforms. We’re incredibly excited about the opportunities, and will begin speaking to potential development studios in the near future.

So, while it might be some time before we get a new take on Commandos, Kalypso is keen to update the old games for modern systems. Sounds good to me!

Commandos Returns! Kalypso secures all iconic Pyro Studios franchises [Kalypso]


    I'm commin'!, commin', that's easy, consider it done! Right away, suuure thing, no problem man! Yess siir, immediately sir.

    These games are near and dear to my heart. Currently up to mission 14 in BEL. I never finished the first game when I was a kid and loving the trip down memory lane.

    Holy shit yes, a dozen times YES! I would kill for ultraHD adaptation of the Commandos series. Btw, if anyones looking for a game of the near same quality of gameplay, "SHADOW TACTICS: BLADE OF THE SHOGUN" on steam is fantastic :)

    Oh they got Imperial Glory. Great game with some interesting ideas

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