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Reinforcements Hit The Beach for SSG's Battles In Normandy!

Version 1.01 of Battles In Normandy comes with significant improvements

For Immediate Release

Staten Island, NY, December 8th, 2004 - Matrix Games and Strategic Studies Group (www.ssg.com.au) are pleased to announce that the updated version 1.01 of Battles In Normandy has been released. This update includes many fixes as well as significant improvements to a number of features and can be downloaded from the Matrix Games site at www.matrixgames.com.

Battles In Normandy is the new wargame in the award-winning Decisive Battles series from Strategic Studies Group, which includes The Ardennes Offensive, Korsun Pocket and Across the Dnepr. Including a number of enhancements and scenarios for the full Normandy campaign, Battles In Normandy brings wargamers back to the western front with historical scenarios including two monster campaigns, and eight smaller historical scenarios. A full scenario editor is included and additional free scenarios are available online at www.ssg.com.au.

The 1.01 update includes improvements to the AI enemies, providing four levels of opponents to provide a challenge for all levels of play. Additionally, a number of hotkeys have been added to make playing faster and more dynamic. Lastly, the update includes a number of fixes, addressing all outstanding bug reports and improving security. Once again, the update and the game are both available from Matrix Games website at www.matrixgames.com.

Battles In Normandy is based on the design and engine that propelled Korsun Pocket to several outstanding "Wargame of the Year" reviews and awards in 2003. Battles In Normandy features a new Decisive Battles game engine with a host of special new rules for amphibious and airborne operations, plus a huge number of other enhancements.

Game Features

  • New game engine with improved user interface
  • New AI system
  • New user friendly game and map editor
  • Multiple resolution support
  • Special rules for Amphibious and Airborne operations
  • Carpet Bombing
  • Naval Bombardment
  • Mulberries (Artificial Harbors)
  • Bridge building, minefield and strongpoint creation
  • New supply rules
  • New rules for anti-aircraft and anti-partisan operations
  • New options for hidden units
  • New rules for extended movement and refitting units
  • Extensive Rollover Help function
  • Auto email and security functions for PBEM games
  • Extensive Tournament and Handicapping options for PBEM games
  • Evolved Units can change their characteristics mid-game

For more information, visit the main Matrix Games page at http://www.matrixgames.com and the SSG / Run 5 page at http://www.ssg.com.au.

ABOUT MATRIX GAMES

Matrix Games produces, markets and publishes historical wargames as well as other computer gaming products. Since 2002, Matrix Games has published several award-winning games, including Korsun Pocket, Highway to the Reich, Uncommon Valor and Eric Young's Squad Assault. Matrix Games is based in Staten Island, New York. For more information, visit the Matrix Games website at http://www.matrixgames.com/

ABOUT STRATEGIC STUDIES GROUP

Strategic Studies Group (SSG) was founded in Australia during the 1980s by Roger Keating and Ian Trout with the release of their first game, Reach for the Stars. Over the last twenty years and over fifty computer games, SSG has grown from a fledgling company to one of the driving forces in Computer Strategy in the world today. SSG's Decisive Battles series has won as much acclaim as any modern wargame. Their work continues with an upcoming Decisive Battles title to follow Battles In Normandy. For more information, visit the SSG website at http://www.ssg.com.au/

Press Contact:

Joe Lieberman

Matrix Games

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