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Gates of Troy

Slitherine announce the retail launch of Gates of Troy, Sequel to Spartan…..

Developer: Slitherine Strategies (

Genre: Turned-Based Strategy

Release 12th November 2004

RRP: £19.99

Number of Players: 2 player LAN

Slitherine are proud to announce the retail launch of Gates of Troy, this popular product should reach a retailer near you by Friday 12th November. They are happy to announce this on conjunction with securing an agreement with Matrix Games for US distribution.

About Gates of Troy

Gates of Troy - a sequel to the award winning Spartan.

Plan and conquer your way through 6 new campaigns. Besiege and finally capture the legendary City of Troy, defend the pass at Thermopylae against ever increasing waves of Persian invaders, build an empire across prehistory Greece, face the emerging Roman threat from the west.

Gates of Troy is currently available from the Slitherine Online store at and available in UK Retail outlets from Friday 12th November.

Gates of Troy Details

19 New Heroes Including:

  • Achilles son of Peleus
  • Odysseus son of Laertes
  • Patroclus
  • Paris
  • Hektor son of Priamos
  • Diomedes son of Tydeus
  • Aias son of Telamon
  • Teukros son of Telamon
  • Idomeneus son of Deukalion
  • Antilochos son of Nestor
  • Eurypylos son of Euaimon
  • Aias son of Oileus
  • Polydamas son of Panthous
  • Sarpedon son of Zeus
  • Aineias son of Anchises
  • Dolon son of Eumedes
  • Leonidas King of Sparta
  • Demophilus of Thespiae
  • Aristagoras of Miletos

6 New Scenarios Including

  • The Trojan Wars
  • The pass of Thermopylae
  • Greek Colonization
  • Pre-Historic Greece
  • The Ionian Revolt
  • Grand Campaign with Rome & Persia

Many new features

  • Zoomable campaign map
  • Vassalization of foreign nations through diplomacy
  • New UI design & improved UI functionality
  • Build the Trojan Horse
  • Numerous diplomacy improvements
  • AI improvements
  • Improved auto resolution of battles
  • Extra mod features

12 New Units Including

  • Myrmidons
  • Theban Hoplites
  • Thespian Hoplites
  • Levy
  • Massed Archers
  • Thorakitai
  • Achaian Spearmen
  • Achaian Nobles
  • Dardanian Spearmen
  • Dardanian Nobles
  • Pelegasian Spearmen
  • Pelegasian Nobles

About Spartan

Spartan is the third in a series of empire-building strategy games that includes the best-selling Legion and Chariots of War.

Spartan focuses on one of the most influential civilisations in the history of mankind - the Ancient Greeks, and allows players to choose from over 100 nations to lead to victory, including Sparta. Renowned for its total dedication to the art of war and for producing the ultimate fighting machine of the ancient world - the Spartan Hoplite; probably most famous for the courageous last stand of 300 Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae in 480BC

JD McNeil, Slitherine Strategies' Business Manager further stated:

'Following the great success of Spartan, we are responding to popular demand by producing Gates of Troy, a natural progression. We hope it will enjoy the same positive reception and loyal following...'

ABOUT Slitherine Strategies

Slitherine Strategies was founded in 2001 by a small but talented team with an insatiable appetite for hard work. Their first title LEGION (worldwide sales 150,000+) was released in 2002 and this has since been followed up by LEGION GOLD and CHARIOTS of WAR. To date they have concentrated their efforts in the TBS market where their prestigious knowledge of the Ancient World gives them a tremendous edge. They enjoy the freedom of developing and generating their own original ideas and the result is a series of games, which is a welcome development for Strategy fans. Slitherine's aim is to produce games that are both enjoyable, original and that will immerse players in a world were they can build and control an Empire through a subtle mix of military conquest, diplomacy and research.

Gates of Troy is a natural sequel to Spartan. To obtain your copy of Spartan or Gates of Troy, go to the Slitherine Online store at Or check your local retail outlet.

Gates of Troy has a 2D and 3D mode that have different system requirements.

2D mode

Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP

Pentium II 233 MHz MMX or fully compatible

128 Mb RAM

500 Mb Hard Drive Space

DirectX Compatible Graphics Card with 4 MB VRAM

DirectX Compatible Sound Card

DirectX 8.0 or higher

3D mode

Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP

Pentium III or fully compatible

128 Mb RAM

500 Mb Hard Drive Space

16Mb DirectX Compatible 3D Graphics Card

DirectX Compatible Sound Card

DirectX 8.0 or higher

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