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Gary Grigsby’s World at War™ Demo Now Available

Black Bean announces the European demo version

Varese, Italy, 21st October 2005. Black Bean today announced the playable demo of the strategy game, Gary Grigsby's World at War, that will be released across Europe from the end of October for PC CDROM.

The demo offers two tutorial scenarios covering movement, combat, production and research, as well as a complete scenario on the whole year of 1941. The 1941 campaign includes the operation Barbarossa, the German Invasion of the Soviet Union, and the end of the war in the summer of 1942. Furthermore it's possible to download a full manual for gamers interested in knowing more about the game.

The demo will be available in European version on www.blackbeangames.com.

About World at War. World at War is set in the Second World War and allows the player to live again the historic epic battle. Choosing between 5 different armies such as German, Japanese, Soviet, Chinese and the one of the Western Alliance, the player becomes a real commander who manages resources and units. Engaging battles as naval or air or land combat and building the troops are the key success factors of the game, if supported by a good strategy.

For further information

Tania Rossi

Black Bean Pr Manager

tel: +39 (0)332 874 451

@: t.rossi@blackbeangames.com

About Lago/Black Bean. Black Bean is the games label of Lago Srl, which is part of the Leader Group. Leader SpA has been the leading independent distributor in Italy since it started business in 1984. Leader is based in Gazzada (Varese) which is situated 30 miles north of Milan in northern Italy. Black Bean philosophy is to focus on a wide range of games genre leveraging on the niche targets that remain uncovered into the market. By adding original content to the products and by fully localising the titles Black Bean's vision is to remain close to player's needs. Black Bean has distribution partners all across Europe and PAL territories including Australia and South Africa. www.blackbeangames.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 two 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

About 2by3Games. 2 by 3 is about World War 2 games done by 3 guys - Gary Grigsby, Keith Brors and Joel Billings. Veteran designers and developers with multiple Hall of Fame titles under their belts, they have just completed a three game series which started with the highly acclaimed Uncommon Valor. War in the Pacific is their second design in this series for Matrix Games and was followed by the acclaimed grand strategy title World at War. New strategy games on the American Civil War and also the War in Russia are on the horizon. For more information, visit their website at www.2by3games.com

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