Following today's celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the Normandy landings, Digitial Jesters has announced that come August, gamers will be able to relive the action in D-Day the computer game for the PC.

The Real Time Strategy game will be developed by Monte Cristo and will feature historically accurate detail like rugged terrain, weapons, and missions briefings. Testimonies from veterans and previously archived video footage will aim enrich the game further.

"D-Day will provide fans and newcomers alike with a satisfying gaming experience, this time backed up by the welcome involvement of the Normandie Memoire association, ensuring a historically accurate battle," says Leo Zullo, marketing director, Digital Jesters. "Every effort has been made to create an enjoyable game that does justice to the bravery of the soldiers involved in one of the most famous battles in the history of mankind"

D-Day is scheduled for an August 2004 release.