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Conquest of the Aegean Update

Bayonets and bugs!

Matrix Games News Release

For Immediate Release

Staten Island, NY, October 11, 2006 - Matrix Games ( www.matrixgames.com) and Panther Games ( www.panthergames.com) are pleased to announce the release of the first Conquest of the Aegean update. In addition to quashing a few bugs, this update also upgrades several key components of the AI, creating a more aggressive enemy to challenge players.

Panther Games' award winning Airborne Assault series continues with Conquest of the Aegean as Hitler's blitzkrieg descends on Greece and Crete. A plethora of panzergrenadiers and paratroopers pummel the precariously perched protectors of the Panhellenic peoples.

Tweaks to the AI include a new aggressiveness that triggers the enemy's attacks sooner and more frequently, and continues them longer. Coupled with a new prioritization for enemy objectives, these changes produce an even more formidable opponent to test a player's tactical skill.

Modifications are not limited to enemy ruthlessness, however. Players can now execute attacks with subordinate headquarters with better control and dispersion of units. Junior commands ensure that a player's attack initiates with no gaps in the line, though enemy fire can still cause units to retreat and gaps to appear.

Armored unit performance is also updated, to more accurately replicate the way such forces were employed during the Second World War. Standoff ranges are employed for frequently during attacks and movements, allowing armored forces to engage enemy infantry before rushing in too close and allowing flank shots with short-range weapons.

In Conquest of the Aegean, players get to take on the role of either the Allied or German commanders and pit their wits against either a computer controlled opponent or a human opponent via LAN or the internet.

Play as the Allies in a desperate fight to maintain a foothold on the southern flank of Europe using the mountainous Greek terrain to achieve concealment and surprise. Or fight as the Axis, driving hard achieve a quick victory with minimal losses.

For more information on Conquest of the Aegean, please check the main Matrix Games page at www.matrixgames.com for future press releases and discussions in the Conquest of the Aegean forums or the game web site at http://cota.matrixgames.com.

ABOUT PANTHER GAMES

Panther Games was formed in 1985, the year in which we published our first board wargame Trial of Strength. Since then we have published two other board games (Shanghai Trader and Warlords) and the computer wargame Fire Brigade. Fire Brigade won may awards including the Charles S Roberts award for Best 20th Century Computer Game in 1988 and the Apple Developer Award for Best Entertainment Package in 1989. For more information, visit the Panther Games website at www.panthergames.com.

ABOUT MATRIX GAMES

Matrix Games produces, markets and publishes historical wargames as well as other computer gaming products. Since 2000, Matrix Games has published over three dozen titles and several award-winning games, including War in the Pacific, Highway to the Reich, Gary Grigsby's World At War, Flashpoint Germany, Battles In Normandy, Starshatter and Tin Soldiers: Julius Caesar. Matrix Games is based in Staten Island, New York. For more information, visit the Matrix Games website at www.matrixgames.com.

Update File:

ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/ConquestoftheAegean/ConquestoftheAegean-UpdateDR-v137.zip

Press Contact:

Joseph Lieberman

Matrix Games

press@matrixgames.com

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