29th July 2008
Birth of America II: Wars in America 1750-1815 is the sequel to the successful strategy PC game Birth of America. Due for release in September 2008 by Ascaron and AGEOD, the new battle strategy game allows players to experience historic wars in North America between the years of 1750 and 1815.
Turn based strategic gameplay requires players to decide tactical moves in order to win each campaign, destroying their opponent’s armies and conquering and defending certain cities. Birth of America II: Wars in America 1750-1815 is based on true historical events and uses authentic characters and units to allow players to experience important historical American events.
Birth of America II: Wars in America 1750-1815 features new scenarios that include; Dunmore’s War (1773-1774), the Battle of Fallen Timbers (1794) and the Battle of New Orleans (1815), all offering the player the opportunity to experience genuine historic battles. Improved AI and a new turn based strategy system truly enhance gameplay, whilst the Replay option allows victorious moves to be viewed again and shared with friends.
This latest version of the Birth of America series also features new orders such as; “spike the guns”, “surrender with the Honour of War”, “remove a leader” and “unload ships from a distance”. There are also different updates and rules including combat, Indians, minutemen, blockades, naval transport and German mercenaries.
Extensive maps that cover America and Europe create a highly realistic and authentic battle strategy experience, whilst in-game music is recreated with historical accuracy. Players can truly immerse themselves in the experience of commanding infamous historic American battles.
Publisher: Ascaron Entertainment
Release date: 19th September 2008
Genre: Historical Strategy
About Ascaron Entertainment
From Day One in 1989 Ascaron Entertainment has become one of the leading European “boutique” developers and Publishers of games for the PC, with many successful titles including Patrician, Port Royale, DarkStar One and SACRED.
Ascaron maintains development studios in Berlin, Gutersloh and Aachen (Germany), as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). Ascaron currently markets its products in more than 40 countries and over 15 languages.
Ascaron Entertainment (UK) is an independent office and is highly regarded on a domestic and global scale. With a professional reputation, full-service product management, and a wealth of experience in the games industry, the UK operation manages the international releases of Ascaron's entire catalogue, whilst also providing a bespoke publishing, sales, PR and marketing function to selected affiliate label partners. Ascaron Entertainment (UK) continues to be responsible for successfully launching titles into the UK market from developers and publishers worldwide. Titles include the popular UFO, Panzers, Cossacks and Blitzkrieg series of games, as well as critically acclaimed hits such as Call of Juarez, Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle and TrackMania United.
AGEOD is an established independent French publishing company, founded in 2005 by a few French games industry veterans (including Philippe THIBAUT, designer of historical strategy award-winning games Europa Universalis™, Pax Romana™ , Great Invasions™, Birth of America™ and American Civil War™), based in Meylan, France (in the French Alps). Voted Developer of the Year by players on the Wargamer website in 2006 for our Birth of America game. Several new projects are under preparation for the coming months, and we expect most to be as successful as our last two titles, Birth of America™ and American Civil War™. AGEOD also offers an outlet for small independent studios and producers that are less fortunate in the marketing of their own games. AGEOD's first emphasis is placed on historical strategy games with original and innovative features. For more information, visit the AGEOD website at www.ageod.com.
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