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Call Out the Fighters! It’s Case Blue!

First of Two New Expansions for IL-2 Sturmovik from X1 Software now available!

For Immediate Release

Staten Island, NY, Dec 22nd, 2004 - Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and X1 Software (www.x1software.com) announced today that Case Blue, the first of two expansions due to release this week for IL-2 SturmovikTM, is now available for sale from the Matrix Games website. Case Blue is compatible with the ACE Expansion pack and can be purchased online from the Matrix Games Online Store at www.matrixgames.com.

Case Blue is available by digital download for $19.99 and will be available in a shipped boxed version within two weeks.

Case Blue places you into the role of either a German or Russian ace pilot. With your wit and skill you will battle either for a second German advance further into Soviet Russia, or mount the Russian defense against the German Luftwaffe. With over 1,000 different missions, Case Blue packs in a lot of entertainment for flight sim fans on a budget. Enjoy over 400 multiplayer co-operative missions and over 550 single player missions that will keep your eyes as busy as your hands until the end of the war.

Case Blue requires either IL-2 SturmovikTM or IL-2 Forgotten BattlesTM to play. IL-2 SturmovikTM is a registered trademark of Ubisoft. Neither of these expansions is officially produced or endorsed by Ubisoft or any other third party.

For more information, check the main Matrix Games page at www.matrixgames.com for future press releases and discussions.


X1 Software appeared on the gaming scene in 2003, with its highly successful Operation Barbarossa expansion for the IL-2 Sturmovik series. This line of great add-ons continues with Case Blue and The Last Days, the next two expansions for IL-2 Sturmovik. Fans of this flight sim series recognize these unofficial add-ons for the incredible depth and variety of additional gameplay they provide, from dynamic campaigns to thousands of new missions and hundreds of new historical aircraft skins. For more information, please visit www.x1software.com.


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.

Press Contact:

Joseph Lieberman

Matrix Games


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