Battles In Normandy Demo Released!
Includes Tutorial and Full Battle Of The Bulge Scenario
For Immediate Release
Staten Island, NY, March 9th, 2005 - Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and Strategic Studies Group (www.ssg.com.au) are pleased to announce that a demo version of the Battles In Normandy award-winning wargame is now available for download. Based on the latest version of Battles In Normandy, the demo includes both a tutorial on the game and a full "Ardennes Offensive" scenario, also known as the Battle of the Bulge. The demo can be downloaded from the Matrix Games site at www.matrixgames.com.
Battles In Normandy is the latest wargame in the award-winning Decisive Battles series from Strategic Studies Group, which includes The Ardennes Offensive, Korsun Pocket and Across the Dnepr. Including a number of enhancements and scenarios for the full Normandy campaign, Battles In Normandy brings wargamers back to the western front with historical scenarios including two monster campaigns, and eight smaller historical scenarios. A full scenario editor is included and additional free scenarios are available online at www.ssg.com.au.
Battles In Normandy is based on the design and engine that propelled Korsun Pocket to several outstanding "Wargame of the Year" reviews and awards in 2003. Battles In Normandy has itself now earned many similar accolades from reviewers, editor and wargamers alike, including Wargame of the Year 2004 from Computer Gaming World and 5 Stars from Computer Games Magazine.
Once again, the demo is available from Matrix Games website at www.matrixgames.com or ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/battlesinnormandy/Battles In Normandy Demo.zip
- New game engine with improved user interface
- New AI system
- New user friendly game and map editor
- Multiple resolution support
- Special rules for Amphibious and Airborne operations
- Carpet Bombing
- Naval Bombardment
- Mulberries (Artificial Harbors)
- Bridge building, minefield and strongpoint creation
- New supply rules
- New rules for anti-aircraft and anti-partisan operations
- New options for hidden units
- New rules for extended movement and refitting units
- Extensive Rollover Help function
- Auto email and security functions for PBEM games
- Extensive Tournament and Handicapping options for PBEM games
- Evolved Units can change their characteristics mid-game
For more information, visit the main Matrix Games page at www.matrixgames.com and the SSG / Run 5 page at www.ssg.com.au.
ABOUT MATRIX GAMES
Matrix Games produces, markets and publishes historical wargames as well as other computer gaming products. Since 2000, Matrix Games has published several award-winning games, including Highway to the Reich, Starships Unlimited, Uncommon Valor and Korsun Pocket. Matrix Games is based in Staten Island, New York. For more information, visit the Matrix Games website at www.matrixgames.com.
ABOUT STRATEGIC STUDIES GROUP
Strategic Studies Group (SSG) was founded in Australia during the 1980s by Roger Keating and Ian Trout with the release of their first game, Reach for the Stars. Over the last twenty years and over fifty computer games, SSG has grown from a fledgling company to one of the driving forces in Computer Strategy in the world today. SSG's Decisive Battles series has won as much acclaim as any modern wargame. Their work continues with an upcoming Decisive Battles title, Battles In Italy. For more information, visit the SSG website at www.ssg.com.au.