||  

  ||  

Back to News Listing Matrix Games to Publish Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge

Posted: Sunday, November 16, 2008 by Sean Drummy

Type: Press Release

Guns, mercenaries, and African dictatorships to come to the Matrix online store

Matrix Games and GFI (www.gfi.su) are pleased to announce that Matrix Games will be bringing the highly anticipated tactical combat game Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge to the Matrix Games Online Store for its official online release in late November! With anticipation for Hired Guns steadily growing since it was praised as having everything the original [Jagged Alliance] has – and more,” gamers can expect to be hiring mercenaries, planning strategies and using combat tactics to overthrow (or help) African dictators and get rich in the process by late November.

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said “Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge combines an addictive tactical mode reminiscent of previous great tactical games with a strategic mode that lets the player choose where to go and what to do, as well as equip and train all of their soldiers for maximum effectiveness.  Hired Guns takes a solid and proven game concept and expands on it to create a wholly new but still familiar experience.”

 

Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge is a turn-based strategy that puts you command of a squad of specialists for hire in the genre’s biggest game-world yet: the African country Diamond Coast.  Diamond Coast is a playground for the cruel and corrupt, each with their own agenda.  Choose your friends wisely and buy an army of ruthless mercenaries to unleash mayhem on your foes.  Choose “jobs” from different factions and complete them for cash to upgrade your weapons and hire more elite soldiers of fortune.

 

Tons of firepower and plenty of combat experience will give your team the edge when it comes to fighting, but smooth talk and a wad of bills can also go a long way towards ensuring success. With multiple story lines and endings, you’re in total control of your own fate.

 

  • Ally with up to four different factions for unique bonuses.
  • Crush your enemies with over 150 upgradeable weapons.
  • Hire over 30 mercenaries with various specialties and skills.
  • Destroy everything in your path with a fully interactive world and realistic physics.
  • Gain territory with brains, brawn or cold hard cash.
  • Determine your own fate with multiple storylines and endings
  • Train your mercenaries to becomes experts at their craft or create all-around soldiers effective at every facet of combat.
  • Attach special equipment to weapons like laser sights, scopes, grenade launches, and more to maximize their lethality.
  • Smooth talk your enemies into working for you with the right combination of intimidation, wisdom, and money.
  • Survey terrain and buildings in a fully 3D tactical mode. Zoom up close and personal to your mercenaries or back from the action to get a larger picture of the battle.
  • Complete side missions to gain extra cash or loyalty
  • Upgrade captured territories with extra defense or squeeze more cash from them with new facilities and upgrades.

More Info

Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge

  ( Views : 4071 )


In Other News..

Another update rolls out for War in the West!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Gary Grigsby’s War in the West, the huge wargame that was released at the end of last year, has received yet another update. Patch 1.00.11 brings a great deal of changes and balance fixes, that create even more historical gameplay than this extraordinary detailed game could already bring to the table. In addition, the patch boasts a handful of AI improvements, as well the implementation of many new aircraft photos and unit symbols. 

Read more...

Pike & Shot is now available for iPad!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

"We may employ artifice to deceive a rival, anything against our enemies.” (Cardinal Richelieu – French Statesman)

Back in October, Pike & Shot grabbed the attention of both specialized press and fans of wargames due to its streamlined game mechanics and its rich, yet rarely used historical background. From a strategic point of view, the period presents a brilliant evolution of military units and approaches thanks to the development of new technologies. Integrating firearms and artillery into an army is not an easy task, and only the most flexible commanders will be able to combine them perfectly!

Read more...

To End All Wars gets its first expansion!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

So long as the opposing forces are at the outset approximately equal in numbers and moral and there are no flanks to turn, a long struggle for supremacy is inevitable” (General Sir Douglas Haig - British commander)

Praised for its historical accuracy and its capacity to properly cover a huge conflict that involved thousands of men and units, Ageod’s WW1 wargame, To End All Wars, amazed history buffs last summer. However, the huge scale of the Grand Campaign was demanding a lot of time and a deep involvement from the players. So the developers went back to the WW1 battlefields and selected a list of smaller scenarios able to not only offer an original approach of the war, but also to provide true tactical operational challenges to their fans!

Read more...

Decisive Campaigns: The Blitzkrieg featured on weekly Twitch session!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

We are calling upon all of you to join us later today at 20:00 CET (19:00 UTC / 14:00 EST) as we will be playing Decisive Campaigns Blitzkrieg. Celebrating the Steam release and the ongoing sale, Surtur will be attempting to invade his home country of the Netherlands, leading the German troops across the border in an attempt to seize the country in five days! 

Read more...

Take up Arms!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Brother against Brother: Drawing the Sword, the new tactical wargame covering battles in the American Civil War, is nearing release and we need your input to make sure it's polished and bug-free!

Read more...

Pike & Shot launches on iPad this Thursday!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Following the release of the last year’s surprise hit Pike & Shot, we are happy to announce that this unique strategy game is coming to iPad this Thursday! This iPad version will come with all the same greatness as the PC version, including three different campaign, a skirmish mode and the Slitherine PBEM cross-platform multiplayer technology! So grab you musket and get into the (firing) line for a copy this Thursday. 

Read more...

Deal of the Week Decisive Campaigns: Blitzkrieg

Monday, January 26, 2015

Today the beloved Deal of the Week series makes a return with Decisive Campaigns: The Blitzkrieg from Warsaw to Paris! This historically accurate wargame lets you take part in the early battles of World War 2, as the Werhmacht’s Blitzkrieg tactics were unleashed on Poland, France and the Low Countries. Celebrating the Steam release of this in-depth strategy title, we are giving you a 50% discount this week!

Read more...