For Immediate Release
Staten Island, NY, June 22nd, 2005 - Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and 2 by 3 Games (www.2by3games.com) are pleased to announce the release of the sixth post-release update for the acclaimed War In The Pacific.
This update focuses on some minor bug fixes and a multitude of subtle map changes to better mimic the War in the Pacific. The bug fixes number just over 20 fixes and changes to the War in the Pacific system. Some of the more important items include fixes involving the capture of enemy bases, the loss of experience when replacing large numbers of soldiers in a unit, and unit "all follow" commands. Additionally, there are 41 map changes that more accurately depict the war. They are all minor in size but may play a major role in forming new strategies in a few specific areas of the world. Special Matrix Games and 2by3 thanks to a dedicated fan, Andrew Brown, for these map improvements.
The v1.60 update is available online as a non-comprehensive update that requires the previous installation of War in The Pacific 1.50.
Based on the highly acclaimed Uncommon Valor design, War In the Pacific is an expanded and massive undertaking that has been recognized as another masterpiece from the veteran team at 2by3 Games, which includes Gary Grigsby, Keith Brors and Joel Billings.
The scale of War in the Pacific: The Struggle Against Japan 1941-1945 is 60 miles per hex and losses are individual vehicles, aircraft, guns and squads. Since half the planet Earth is covered by the titanic Pacific struggle, the game is massive in scope, covering thousands of ships tens of thousands of aircraft. Virtually every ship, air group and battalion sized or larger troop formation is covered in exacting detail.
ABOUT MATRIX GAMES
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.
ABOUT 2 BY 3 GAMES
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 are in the midst of a 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.