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Back to News Listing A New Update Now Available for Hannibal: Rome and Carthage

Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 by Sean Drummy

Type: Press Release

Rule tweaks, balance changes, and a sharper AI all headed to the ranks

Matrix Games and Forced March Games (www.forcedmarchgames.com) are pleased to announce the release of the comprehensive 1.03 update for their unique ancient warfare strategy game, Hannibal: Rome and Carthage in the Second Punic War. The update improves Numidian Cavalry during pursuit, updates the tutorials, adds a balancing factor regarding city militia, improves the already formidable AI, and addresses some remaining bugs.

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said, “Since Hannibal was released it has cut into my free time like a razor sharp gladius! Forced March Games recently brought home a Game of the Year Award from Gamer’s Hall so this update improves upon an already award-winning product.  If you are looking for a strategy game with an outstanding AI and an engrossing solo play campaign, look no further!”

Hannibal: Rome and Carthage in the Second Punic Waris a new and innovative turn-based strategy game that puts you in command of the Carthaginian military during a period of total war over land and sea with the young Roman Republic. With this military juggernaut of the ancient world at your disposal, you will vie for control over Italy, Carthage, Spain and the Mediterranean Sea using a combination of strategic political maneuvering and sheer tactical skill both on land and sea. Play consists of two layers; the first is a strategic layer where you must prudently steer your forces to the destruction of Rome’s army and the ultimate destruction of the Republic and city itself. At your disposal are a variety of unit types and historical commanders from which to form your armies.  On the tactical scale, when meeting the enemy in battle, skilled leadership and a knack for war come into play as you use a simple but engaging battle system to best your opponents.

Commanders would do well to be shrewd in both war and politics as they must use diplomacy and cunning to appease and satisfy their own senate while cultivating key alliances in places like Gaul and Syracuse. To ensure that no two games are alike, a variety of historical option cards are available in every game. These cards simulate a variety of plausible events like reinforcements, political influence, revolts, desertion, specialized battle tactics, and more.  The end result is engrossing and addictive turn-based gameplay and a challenging AI opponent that will keep you coming back for just one more challenge and to try just one more different strategy. Hannibal features truly unique historically themed artwork in nearly all aspects of the game. This is coupled with loads of high quality, Ancient period music to make for an immersive and wholly enjoyable experience!

Get the update here. The update is comprehensive and will bring all previous versions of Hannibal: Rome and Carthage in the Second Punic War to version 1.03. Get more information on Hannibal: Rome and Carthage in the Second Punic War from its official product page.

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