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Gary Grigsby’s World at War Lands In Europe!

Acclaimed WWII Strategy Game Soon Available In European Retailers

For Immediate Release

Staten Island, NY, Oct 25th, 2005 - Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) is pleased to announce that, in association with Black Bean Games (www.blackbeangames.com) and 2by3 Games (www.2by3games.com), Gary Grigsby's World at War has gone gold for a localized European retail release and will be available by mid-November. Gary Grigsby's World at War will be available to retail customers in Europe in a single multi-language boxed version that includes English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Gary Grigsby's World at War will be available in all major chains and many retail shops throughout England, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Benelux, Greece, the Nordic countries, and Eastern Europe. Retail pricing is expected to be £29,99 / 29,99. It should be on store shelves before Mid-November, possibly as early as the start of November in some territories. The boxed European version will also include a translated printed game manual with the language depending on the country in which it is being sold.

Marco Minoli, Director of Marketing for Black Bean Games said, "Black Bean is proud to offer such high quality titles as Gary Grigsby's World at War across Europe. Given the passionate fan community and high scoring reviews, we are pleased to bring to market one of the best strategy titles based on the Second World War."

Gary Grigsby's World at War takes place during World War II and places you at the helm of one of the major powers involved in the epic struggle. Take command of Germany, Japan, Russia, China, or the Western Allies as you battle for control over the entire world. With 38 countries and 15 different units the action will take place on the global scale. World at War has rules that cover everything from strategic movement to weather conditions to nuclear weapons. Adjustable detail and control levels allow you to take control of supply lines, technological research, and production. With one of the most challenging AIs and PBEM capability World at War will keep you busy for hours on end.

For customers who already own Gary Grigsby's World at War, an update in the near future will add in-game multi-language support to synchronize the European and US retail releases to a single version level.

Fore more information on World at War visit the Matrix Games website at www.matrixgames.com or the World at War website at www.worldatwaronline.com. For more information on Black Bean Games visit their site at www.blackbeangames.com.


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.


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 their first scheduled 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 highly anticipated grand strategy title World at War in March, 2005. For more information, visit their website at www.2by3games.com


The Leader Group, a major distributor of games, accessories and hardware since 1984, launched its own line of PC and console video games under the "Black Bean" name. Leveraging twenty years of market experience and knowledge, Black Bean Games is ideally positioned to launch games from both external and internal development teams and is known for its focus on great titles, first class customer support and creativity. For more information, visit their website at www.blackbeangames.com.

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