Matrix Games News http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ Matrix Games Latest News List en-us Copyright (c) 2016, Matrix Games Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 25 MAY 2016 01:38 CMT 60 Matrix Games News 150 50 http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ http://www.matrixgames.com/images/logo.gif Panzer Corps: U.S. Corps release date! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/PCUSC_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> 1942, war rages as Germany and its allies continue the colossal invasion of the Soviet Union, which seems to be on the brink of collapse. An increasingly isolated Great Britain is the last bastion of resistance in Europe, and the armies of the Axis seem unstoppable. But the USA have entered the fight!&nbsp;The Allied High Command debates the opening of a new front: it&rsquo;s time to reverse the tide&hellip;</p> <p> This is the news all Panzer Corps fans were waiting for, no doubt<strong>: Panzer Corps: U.S. Corps is going to be released on Thursday May 26!</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Panzer Corps: U.S. Corps&nbsp;</strong>is&nbsp;composed of three&nbsp;different DLCs, each one with its unique theatre of operations and scenarios,&nbsp;but all linked in a&nbsp;colossal&nbsp;branching campaign with complete unit carry over!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Start with brave but inexperienced &ldquo;rookies&rdquo; in the sands of North Africa, then assault the shores of Italy and fight your way up the peninsula, and eventually land on Normandy and take part to the final push for Germany! Learn how to wisely employ your troops to save your veterans for the next battles!&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1950/Panzer.Corps:.U.S..Corps.release.date! Sat, 20 May 2016 GMT Sengoku Jidai: Shadow of the Shogun is out! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SJ_Collector_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> From the 15th until the early 17th century, Japan&rsquo;s Shogunate was heavily contested by powerful lords from around the country. The rebellious local Daimyo had grown stronger and began to question and challenge the leadership of the nation. This period, called Sengoku Jidai or the Warring States Period, would become one of the most renowned civil wars of human history.</p> <p> <strong>Sengoku Jidai: Shadow of the Shogun</strong>&nbsp;is developed in collaboration between&nbsp;<strong>Richard Bodley Scott</strong>,&nbsp;the mastermind behind&nbsp;Field of Glory&nbsp;and&nbsp;Pike &amp; Shot, and <strong>Jayson Ng&nbsp;</strong>an active member of the community. It enhances the highly successful formula of Pike &amp; Shot, enriching it with new features such as <strong>battlefield generals </strong>and a beautiful and unique art style! <strong>Sengoku Jidai</strong> features fourteen historical battles&nbsp;on Japanese and Korean soil,&nbsp;three historical campaigns,&nbsp;one sandbox campaign, and a skirmish mode that generates random encounters between more than a hundred army lists from Japan, Korea, China, Manchuria and Mongolia.</p> <p> For the ultimate <strong>Sengoku Jidai</strong> experience, a <strong>Collector&rsquo;s Edition</strong> is also available adding 2 exclusive campaigns, 4 extra army lists and 3 Field of Glory e-books.</p> <p> <strong>A special 10% launch discount is available for a limited time period</strong>. We are going to offer a <strong>free Steam key</strong> to anyone who bought a copy from the Matrix Games or Slitherine store, once the game is available on this digital platform!</p> <p> If you want to read more about the game, it has been covered extensively by the press on sites such as <a href="https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/05/13/the-flare-path-games-of-hazard/">Rock, Paper, Shotgun</a>, <a href="http://www.digitallydownloaded.net/2016/04/preview-sengoku-jidai-shadow-of-shogun.html">Digitally Downloaded</a>, <a href="http://www.brashgames.co.uk/2016/05/12/sengoku-jidai-shadow-of-the-shogun-review/">Brash Games</a>and <a href="http://finalbossfight.co.uk/editorial/sengoku-jidai-shadow-shogun/">Final Boss Fight</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Last but not least, don&rsquo;t miss tonight&rsquo;s exciting release stream on our <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup">official Twitch channel</a>&nbsp;at CEST 8 PM / UTC 6 PM / EDT 2 PM!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>So what are you waiting for? <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/621/details/Sengoku.Jidai:.Shadow.of.the.Shogun.Collector's.Edition" target="_blank">Get Sengoku Jidai: Shadow of the Shogun now!</a></strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/X_lUZQN4AhA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1949/Sengoku.Jidai:.Shadow.of.the.Shogun.is.out! Fri, 19 May 2016 GMT A Collectors Edition and a new video for Sengoku Jidai! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SJ_Collector_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Sengoku Jidai: Shadow of the Shogun&rsquo;s release date is approaching. The game will be released on the <strong>19th of May</strong> and you&rsquo;ll finally be able to fully experience warfare in East Asia in the 16th and 17th centuries.<br /> <br /> But we have a special treat for you: a <strong>Collector&rsquo;s Edition will be available</strong>, adding extra content to an already extremely rich game!</p> <p> Here is a breakdown of what is contained in the <strong>Collector&rsquo;s Edition of Sengoku Jidai:</strong><br /> <br /> -&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<strong>Byeongja Horan Campaign</strong>: 1637, the Manchu have invaded Korea, and the Joseon stand alone against the Qing. Will you play as the Joseon and try to expel the invaders? Or will you side with the Qing and complete the conquest of the peninsula?<br /> <br /> -&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<strong>Genko Campaign</strong>: 1282, with the conquest of China almost complete, Kublai Khan turns his glance towards the land of the Rising Sun and demands it bend the knee and pay tribute to his empire. The Japanese refuse, and it leads to war. Historically, a great storm stopped the invading fleet, the &ldquo;Divine Wind&rdquo;. But what if there was no storm? Fight the war for Japanese independence in this what-if campaign!<br /> <br /> -&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>&nbsp;Genko Skirmishes</strong>: 4 new army lists are added to the Skirmish mode of Sengoku Jidai, introducing a Yuan army list (Mongol Invasion) and 3 Japanese ones (Hojo and two generic clans called Aoi and Akai). This skirmish module allows you to experience the very different tactics of late 13th century Japanese warfare both against the Mongol invaders and against other Japanese clans.<br /> <br /> -&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<strong>Field of Glory Renaissance Core Rules E-Book</strong>: Do battle with friends and enemies alike with Field of Glory: Renaissance, the miniatures tabletop wargaming rules on which Sengoku Jidai and Pike and Shot were based. Bring history to life as you engage in ferocious combat with the finest armies of the Renaissance world. The Field of Glory: Renaissance rulebook contains all the information you need to play your first epic battle with figurines, terrain, tape measures and dice.<br /> <br /> -&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<strong>Empires of the Dragon Army E-Book</strong>: The 11th companion book for Field of Glory: Ancient and Medieval reveals the secrets of the armies of Asia, from the earliest times until the end of the 15th century, from the samurai of Japan and the forces of the Qin to the elephant hordes of India and Thailand.<br /> <br /> -&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<strong>Colonies and Conquest Army E-Book</strong>: Following in the footsteps of Marco Polo, Colonies and Conquest, the 4th Field of Glory Renaissance Companion, presents the armies and allies of the great civilizations of Asia in the 16th and 17th centuries, as well as the European forces that began to colonize the fringes of Asia.</p> <p> <br /> And that&rsquo;s not all! <strong>We&rsquo;ve just published a trailer tackling the specifics of the Asian military concepts of the period</strong>. The local peculiarities are reflected on the digital battlefields of Sengoku Jidai and understanding them will be crucial to repelling the enemy!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Sz8BwSOuZVA" width="560"></iframe></p> <br /> <p> <strong>Sengoku Jidai: Shadow of the Shogun will be available for PC on 19th May</strong>: are you ready for the clash of spears and swords, the roaring thunder of the teppo guns and the hiss of a thousand arrows?</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1948/A.Collectors.Edition.and.a.new.video.for.Sengoku.Jidai! Sat, 13 May 2016 GMT Warhammer Armageddon 50 percent off on the Apple Appstore! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_W40KA_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> As part of the <strong>Games Workshop Digital Assault</strong> event on the Apple Appstore, <strong>Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon</strong> and <strong>all its DLCs </strong>will be discounted by 50% from Thursday 12 May to Thursday 19 May.</p> <p> We hope that this week long promotion will be a tremendous opportunity for all Warhammer fans to fill up their iOs devices with tons of great content.</p> <p> <strong>Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon </strong>will also be showcased at the upcoming <strong>Warhammer Fest </strong>in Coventry, Great Britain, on Saturday and Sunday. This great event will celebrate all things Warhammer and the sale is a wonderful way to accompany it.</p> <p> There is more: we are also releasing a new update for the iOs version, fixing some minor bugs and adding the new Imperial Space Marine unit!</p> <p> Don&rsquo;t miss this great promotion and <a href="https://www.appstore.com/gw">visit the Appstore now</a>!</p> <p> <strong>It&rsquo;s Warhammer time!</strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1947/Warhammer.Armageddon.50.percent.off.on.the.Apple.Appstore! Fri, 12 May 2016 GMT Command: Modern Air / Naval Operations is looking for new Hardcore Beta Testers News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/MG_CMANO_WOTY_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><div> To all players and fans of <strong>Command: Modern Air Naval Operations!</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> It&rsquo;s been almost three years since<em> C:MANO</em> was released and the updates certainly didn&rsquo;t go unnoticed. A game that won <em>Wargame of the Year</em> when launched, and continually refined up to the <strong>v1.11</strong> update definitely proves that. <strong>But our journey is not over yet and we need your help to take the game to the next level.</strong></div> <div> <strong>We are planning the introduction of some big new features that require some pretty intense testing by true experts of the game</strong>. We are looking for players who are familiar with the game and are willing to push these new features to their limits. It&rsquo;s not going to be an easy ride, so only <strong>apply if you are serious and committed</strong>. Also, we didn&rsquo;t want your efforts to go unnoticed, so <strong>we have planned a pretty serious reward scheme</strong> for those of you who are willing to contribute.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> If you are interested in helping take <em>C:MANO</em> to a whole new level, please sign up <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/beta/" target="_blank">here </a>and we will be in touch.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> If you know the game well and you are not scared of new mechanics and want to contribute, <strong>you are perfect for the task!</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <strong><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/beta/" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/CMANO/CMANO_Spotlights_MG.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 302px;" /></a></strong></div> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1946/Command:.Modern.Air./.Naval.Operations.is.looking.for.new.Hardcore.Beta.Testers Fri, 12 May 2016 GMT Tigers on the Hunt Version V1.0.2.7 is live! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/TotH_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Since its initial release, Tigers on the Hunt has been able to capture the essence of old classic wargames. Employing hundreds of units and a vicious AI, Tigers on the Hunt has been further implemented by the community with tons of new content, including <strong>ASL-oriented mods</strong> and custom scenarios!</p> <p> Today developer studio <em>Siliconsoft Systems Inc.</em>is very proud to announce their first update, bringing the game to version <strong>V1.0.2.7! </strong>This new version brings a lot of improvements, making the game more immersive than ever!</p> <p> With this update, a Leader may fire Bazooka (or a Pazerschreck, Panzerfaust and PIAT), AFV have a better performance in taking objectives upon hills and now is possible to transfer Support Weapons/Ordnance between two personnel units in the same hex!</p> <p> Be sure to check the entire changelog <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4079824&amp;mpage=1&amp;key=&amp;#4079824" target="_blank">here!</a></p> <p> You can download the update from <a href="ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/TigersOnTheHunt/TigersontheHunt-UpdateComp-v1027.zip" target="_blank">here</a></p> <p> Grab the game <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/578/details/Tigers.on.the.Hunt" target="_blank">now</a>!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1945/Tigers.on.the.Hunt.Version.V1.0.2.7.is.live! Thu, 11 May 2016 GMT Command: Modern Air/Naval has been updated to version 1.11! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/MG_CMANO_WOTY_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><div> Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations is considered the ultimate military simulator for modern military conflicts, thanks to its massive library of &ldquo;Aircraft, surface ships, submarines, land units, strategic and space forces and all their real-life sensors.&rdquo;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> With an engine so flexible in being able to simulate every element of modern warfare (even on a epic scale confrontation), this multi award-winning title has always been praised by hardened wargamers looking for a real challenge.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <div> Today, the relentless dev team of Warfare Sims have released yet another massive free update upgrading the game to&nbsp;<a href="ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/CommandModernAirNavalOperations/CommandMANO-CommandNI-UpdateComp-v111.zip" target="_blank">version v1.11</a>. The new update brings a host of groundbreaking new features, hotly anticipated by the air/naval wargaming community!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Here some highlights but be sure to check the entire changelog&nbsp;<a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4078723" target="_blank">here</a></div> </div> <div> <u>Pier-docking Operations</u> add a whole new operational/strategic dimension to CMANO&#39;s gameplay: Ships and submarines can now dock to their parent hosting facilities (either a shore pier or a mother ship/sub) and refuel, re-arm and even repair their damage. Will you push your ships to the limit and risk withdrawing too late from the fight? Or too early and give your enemy free reign? Will you take your time to fully repair (and possibly let your enemy get away), or put back to sea too early and risk being outgunned? The choice is yours.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <u>ORBAT recon of air/naval bases</u></div> <div> &quot;The last satellite pass 4 hours ago showed that an additional 12 fighter-bombers have been moved outside of their shelters and parked on the perimeter revetments, probably in preparation for a major sortie. Accordingly, the raid leader adjusted the targeting and weaponry of the second wave: instead of blasting the hardened shelters with precision penetrator munitions, most of the strikes would sprinkle the open parking spaces with cluster bombs&quot;. You can now do these things in CMANO.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <u>AGL altitude settings, stores jettison and mission player feedback</u></div> <div> Sometimes it&#39;s the little things that make a big difference. Your terrain-following capable aircraft can now go really down in the weeds and stay there. You can now define (with doctrine, so per unit, group, mission or entire side) which aircraft will jettison their heavy stores when under attack, to better manouver, and which will hang on to them. What risks will you take?</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <u>Last but not least: Massive performance/scalability gains</u></div> <div> 3x to over 10x speed gains on large, complex scenarios. You read that right. And even more fine tuning options for tailoring speed to your specific hardware &amp; OS setup so you can squeeze every ounce of horsepower from your rig. Now bring your world war to fruition. You know you want to</div> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1944/Command:.Modern.Air/Naval.has.been.updated.to.version.1.11! Tue, 9 May 2016 GMT Sengoku Jidai Korea and China Factions preview! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SJ_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Ming Chinese armies were formed around the <em>Wei-suo</em> tradition where military service was an inherited profession. This ensured the availability of a standing army accessible by the Empire at all times, but as Chinese society embraced Confucian values that shunned wars, soldiers were seen as second class citizens. Training camps and military campaigns were run by civilian bureaucrats (scholars) instead of experienced generals. This led to mismanagement of military resources and low morale. Despite all this, the Ming army was still a viable fighting force and was active in quelling rebellions, protecting the borders and fighting pirates with varying degrees of success.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Sengoku Jidai Preview/Ming Army.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Sengoku Jidai Preview/Ming Army.jpg" style="width: 800px; height: 450px;" /></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Chinese employed combined arms tactics. Even at the smallest scale, squads were composed of a mixture of missile and melee troops. This ensured tactical flexibility to suit the ever-changing battlefield situation. These mixed battalions are indicated as &ldquo;protected&rdquo; in the game. &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <h1 style="text-align: center;"> <strong>To read the rest of the preview click&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=58&amp;t=72141" href="http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=421&amp;t=72140" target="_blank">HERE</a></strong></h1> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1943/Sengoku.Jidai.Korea.and.China.Factions.preview! Sat, 6 May 2016 GMT Wars of Napoleon has been released on Steam! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/WoN_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p class="Standard"> One of the best grand strategy games created by Ageod has reached a new milestone!</p> <p class="Standard"> <b>Wars of Napoleon</b> is now available on <i>Steam</i>, and finally you&rsquo;ll be able to unleash the power of the Grand Armee on this platform!</p> <p class="Standard"> Four historically accurate scenarios with different starting points will lead you into one of the most turbulent periods in Europe&rsquo;s history, covering over 10 years of military campaigns, from 1805 to 1815!</p> <p class="Standard"> And if this wasn&rsquo;t enough, you could try to succeed where even Napoleon failed:&nbsp; with a <i>what if </i>scenario covering the French invasion of Great Britain!</p> <p class="Standard"> Play with one of seven major nations: France, Great Britain, Prussia, Russia, Austria, Spain, the Ottoman Empire, and experience a detailed diplomacy system recreating the intricate balance of power of the time!</p> <p class="Standard"> A very large map of Europe with over 4,000 regions and also special areas like the West Indies, North America, Persia and India will be the landscape for your plans of domination!</p> <p class="Standard"> <strong>Will you answer when Destiny calls you?</strong></p> <p class="Standard"> <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/459470/" target="_blank">Play the game now!</a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1942/Wars.of.Napoleon.has.been.released.on.Steam! Sat, 6 May 2016 GMT AGEod lands on Bundle Stars! Pride of Nations discounted! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AG-PoN-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> Amazing news!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> We are happy to announce that&nbsp;<strong>AGEod lands on Bundle Stars</strong>!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Starting from today <strong>Pride of Nations</strong>&nbsp;will be sold on the Bundle Stars store at a very special discount price!</p> <p> If you are of a mind to save don&rsquo;t miss this amazing offer. A whole <strong>AGEod,&nbsp;Matrix Games and Slitherine bundle</strong>&nbsp;comprising of three different tiers with so many titles at an incredibly cheap price. Three games for 1.99$, seven for 3.99$ and eight for 7.99$!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="https://www.bundlestars.com/en/bundle/slitherine-bundle" target="_blank">https://www.bundlestars.com/en/bundle/slitherine-bundle</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The details of the bundle are as follow:</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Tier 1: $1.99</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> - Battle of the Bulge</p> <p> - Time of Fury</p> <p> - Pride of Nations</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Tier 2: $3.99 (including Tier 1!)</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> - Close Combat Panthers in the Fog</p> <p> - Vietnam &lsquo;65</p> <p> - Ravenmark</p> <p> - Legions of Steel</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Tier 3: $7.99 (Including Tier 1 and Tier 2!)</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> - &nbsp;Pandora First Contact</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Bundle offer is valid until May 14<sup>th</sup>!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u>By buying these titles on Bundle Stars you will receive Steam keys and you will need to activate the products on Steam.</u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> What are you waiting for? Don&rsquo;t miss this unique opportunity and visit the Bundle Stars store&nbsp;<a href="https://www.bundlestars.com/en/bundle/slitherine-bundle">now</a>!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1941/AGEod.lands.on.Bundle.Stars!.Pride.of.Nations.discounted! Thu, 4 May 2016 GMT Matrix Games lands on Bundle Stars! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/MG_DW_U_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Amazing news!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> We are happy to announce that&nbsp;<strong>Matrix Games lands on Bundle Stars</strong>!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Starting from today a number of our games will be sold on the Bundle Stars store at a very special discount price!</p> <p> If you are of a mind to save don&rsquo;t miss this amazing offer. A whole <strong>Matrix Games and Slitherine bundle</strong> comprising of three different tiers with so many titles at an incredibly cheap price. Three games for 1.99$, seven for 3.99$ and eight for 7.99$!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="https://www.bundlestars.com/en/bundle/slitherine-bundle" target="_blank">https://www.bundlestars.com/en/bundle/slitherine-bundle</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The details of the bundle are as follow:</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Tier 1: $1.99</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> - Battle of the Bulge</p> <p> - Time of Fury</p> <p> - Pride of Nations</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Tier 2: $3.99 (including Tier 1!) </strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> - Close Combat Panthers in the Fog</p> <p> - Vietnam &lsquo;65</p> <p> - Ravenmark</p> <p> - Legions of Steel</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Tier 3: $7.99 (Including Tier 1 and Tier 2!)</strong></p> <p> <span id="cke_bm_80S" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p> - &nbsp;Pandora First Contact<span id="cke_bm_80E" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Bundle offer is valid until May 14<sup>th</sup>!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> But it&rsquo;s not all, folks. Be sure not to miss these amazing discounts on some of our other titles:</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Battle Academy &ndash; 75% off!</p> <p> Battle Academy 2: Eastern Front &ndash; 75% off!</p> <p> Battle of the Bulge &ndash; 33% off!</p> <p> Buzz Aldrin&rsquo;s Space Program Manager &ndash; 50% off!</p> <p> Distant Worlds: Universe &ndash; 50% off!</p> <p> Last Days of Old Earth &ndash; 15% off!</p> <p> Order of Battle: Pacific &ndash; 40% off!</p> <p> Vietnam &rsquo;65 &ndash; 50% off!</p> <p> Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon &ndash; 35% off!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> All the discounts will be valid for <strong>72 hours</strong>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u>By buying these titles on Bundle Stars you will receive Steam keys and you will need to activate the products on Steam.</u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> What are you waiting for? Don&rsquo;t miss this unique opportunity and visit the Bundle Stars store <a href="https://www.bundlestars.com/en/bundle/slitherine-bundle">now</a>!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1940/Matrix.Games.lands.on.Bundle.Stars! Thu, 4 May 2016 GMT Sengoku Jidai: check the Art of Command video! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SJ_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> We have just published a new video to show you gameplay footage one of the most interesting features of <strong>Sengoku Jidai: </strong>generals<strong>.</strong></p> <p> Generals influence the gameplay greatly by having an effect on all units under their command, they can be attached to units and even take part to personal combat against enemy commanders!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> If you want to know more, just watch the video:</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/hAFdScxwFyM" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> <strong>Sengoku Jidai: Shadow of the Shogun&nbsp;</strong>is due to release on PC on May 19<sup>th</sup>. Stay tuned for more news! More information can be found on the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/603/details/Sengoku.Jidai:.Shadow.of.the.Shogun." target="_blank">product page</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1939/Sengoku.Jidai:.check.the.Art.of.Command.video! Wed, 3 May 2016 GMT Scourge of War: Quatre Bras is coming! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SOW-QB_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p class="Standard"> <i>&ldquo;Napoleon has humbugged me, by God; he has gained twenty-four hours&#39; march on me&rdquo;</i> &mdash;&thinsp;The Duke of Wellington</p> <p class="Standard"> 1815. Quatre Bras, a small village with no more than 4 houses located in Belgium. But this peaceful place will assume a key in determining the Europe&rsquo;s fate.</p> <p class="Standard"> Here, the <i>Arm&eacute;e du Nord </i>commanded by<i> </i>Marshall Ney will face Wellington&rsquo;s Anglo-Allied Army. The goal of the French is clear: if they achieve to achieve control of the crossroads, they will prevent the Prussians from linking up with the British army and creating a force too large for even Napoleon to smash.</p> <p class="Standard"> <b>There cannot be any room for the runner-up in this race against time!<o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class="Standard"> <i>Quatre Bras</i> is the first expansion for the critically-acclaimed Real Time Strategy game <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/574/details/Scourge.of.War:.Waterloo" target="_blank"><i>Scourge of War: Waterloo</i></a>. Like the original game<b>, the aim of this DLC is to recreate a single, epic battle with a stunning level of detail and realism!</b></p> <p class="Standard"> Fan of the series will be pleased to find all of the features <b>(and more!)</b> that have made <i>Scourge of War: Waterloo</i> one of the best simulators of Napoleonic warfare around!</p> <p class="Standard"> <b>Command your troops for the entire Quatre Bras fight, during five scenarios covering all the critical actions that happened during the battle, in a historical 5 mile x 5 mile battlefield map!<o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class="Standard"> <b>An Extensively researched and precise order of battle</b> will allow you to experience different levels of command and responsibility, from a single division to the whole Army Corps!</p> <p class="Standard"> <b>Get more information about Scourge of War: Quatre Bras from its official <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/619/details/Scourge.of.War:.Quatre.Bras" target="_blank">product page!</a><o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class="Standard"> <i>The game will also be available on <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/466200/" target="_blank">Steam</a><o:p></o:p></i></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1938/Scourge.of.War:.Quatre.Bras.is.coming! Tue, 2 May 2016 GMT Decisive Campaigns: Barbarossa has been released on Steam! Contest; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/B-DCIII_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p class="Standard"> The titanic struggle between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union is here!</p> <p class="Standard"> <b><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/558/details/Decisive.Campaigns:.Barbarossa" target="_blank">Decisive Campaigns: Barbarossa</a>, </b>one of the most acclaimed wargames available for the Eastern Front, comes to Steam with its full array of innovative features and new elements!</p> <p class="Standard"> &quot;Winner of Grogheads &quot;Digital Wargame of the Year&rdquo; award, liked by <em>Rock Paper Shotgun</em> and with a &#39;you need to play this game&#39; advice from the <em>Three Moves Ahead</em> podcast, <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/558/details/Decisive.Campaigns:.Barbarossa" target="_blank"><b>Decisive Campaigns: Barbarossa</b></a> is not the usual turn-based wargame.</p> <p class="Standard"> Along with a highly accurate, historically-realistic setting, this title employs a vibrant Chain of Command system where your decisions truly impact all three Theatres of Operations. Although still crucial, war is no longer merely dependent on military skills. As the Germans you&#39;ll actually be summoned to Berlin to report to the F&uuml;hrer, you&rsquo;ll have to personally discuss operations with top generals like Guderian and von Rundstedt and you&rsquo;ll even be contacted by shady politicians like Goebbels and G&ouml;ring. Playing the Soviet side you will be Stalin himself: fighting your own paranoia and using commissar Krushev to execute traitorous commanders.</p> <p class="Standard"> <strong>Today</strong>, the development studio VR Designs is proud to announce that <strong>this innovative masterpiece has been brought to <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/454530" target="_blank">Steam</a>!</strong></p> <p class="Standard"> <strong>For this important milestone, the game has been optimized and updated with numerous balance improvements and additions, included a new map artwork and counters!</strong></p> <p class="Standard"> The divisions have been deployed, and orders have been sent. Now it&rsquo;s up yo you, General!</p> <p class="Standard"> <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/454530/" target="_blank"><b>Grab Decisive Campaigns: Barbarossa now!</b></a></p> <p class="Standard"> <i>New to the game? Watch this series of amazing <a href="https://youtu.be/tGc_1Mmc-lY?list=PLk5K-IfEIqTs58OLbSkW-OyblsXuc_tso" target="_blank">videos and tutorials!</a></i></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1937/Decisive.Campaigns:.Barbarossa.has.been.released.on.Steam! Sat, 29 Apr 2016 GMT The Battle of the Two Hills - AAR Article; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SJ_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <strong>Sengoku Jidai: an AAR!</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Greetings everyone and welcome to this AAR of&nbsp;<strong>Sengoku Jidai: Shadow of the Shogun</strong>, the new game in development by Byzantine Games and due to release on 19<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;May on PC.</p> <p> Today we&rsquo;ll fight a Skirmish Defend field battle on a Woody terrain. Skirmish battles are fought on randomly generated maps between two different army lists which can be selected or randomized. The map generator in Skirmish mode is impressive: it creates realistic battlefields with geographical features which have to be exploited to gain tactical advantages.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> We&rsquo;ll lead the Ikko-Ikki, an anti-feudal militant movement composed of zealots, monks, rebellious peasants and some landless samurai. Our army reflects that social composition. We have many peasants, nothing more than armed rabble in truth, and we can&rsquo;t really rely on them on open field. Then we have a few battalions of warrior-monks, wielding bows, &ldquo;teppo&rdquo; matchlock rifles and polearms; they are highly trained, and some of them even wear armor. Our army numbers 13,000 men, roughly.</p> <p> We are facing a strong Tokugawa army. They brought many professional armored troops carrying long spears (the yari) and fighting in thick formation, as well as regiments of archers and gunners and some cavalry. They also brought some battalions of Samurai and Ashigaru warriors wielding katanas: they fight like in the old times, man-to-man. Our scouts estimate that the Tokugawa army is around 11,500 strong, so we&rsquo;ll have the advantage of the number. That doesn&rsquo;t mean much though: the soldiers we are facing are better equipped and better trained than most of our army. We&rsquo;ll have to make the best out of this terrain, then.</p> <p> Terrain in Sengoku Jidai: Shadow of the Shogun is extremely important. Battles are won and lost by making the right placement of troops. We have taken up a strong defensive position: our left flank is covered by a thick forest, our right flank is protected by a steep hill, and we have erected a long line of field fortifications to defend our center, which is crossed by a long valley and a road. Should we be overrun we can fall back to the hills behind us as last measure.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" data-cke-saved-src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Sengoku%20Jidai/AAR/1%20-%20Overview.png" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Sengoku Jidai/AAR/1 - Overview.png" style="width: 600px; height: 306px;" /></p> <h1> &nbsp;</h1> <h1> <strong>To read the rest of the AAR, visit the game&#39;s forum&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=421&amp;t=72043" href="http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=421&amp;t=72043" target="_blank">here</a>!</strong></h1> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1936/The.Battle.of.the.Two.Hills.-.AAR Sat, 29 Apr 2016 GMT Sengoku Jidai Japanese Factions preview! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SJ_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <strong>Sengoku Jidai: Shadow of the Shogun </strong>offers the opportunity to lead armies from very diverse regions and countries: Japan, Korea, China, Manchuria and Mongolia.</p> <p> We&rsquo;ll cover each region in weekly previews, describing the available army lists, talking about their evolution and the weapons and tactics they employ.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Japan and its clans</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Japan in the 16<sup>th</sup> century was a politically fractured reality: the Sengoku Jidai period (Warring States Era) was a period of civil war in Japan from 1467 to 1600. During that time, the Emperor of Japan was only a religious and ceremonial figure who delegated power to the Sh&#333;gun, the military governor of Japan. The era began with the &#332;nin War (1467-1477) where a dispute between potential heirs to the Ashikaga Shogunate led to a civil war involving several daimy&#333; and the destruction of Kyoto. Since then, the authority of the Shogunate had diminished while the daimyo increased their authority over their fiefs and fought against each other to expand their realms.</p> <p> The era brought about the rise and fall of several prominent clans. Old families like the Imagawa and H&#333;j&#333; would be eliminated. Some families would break away from their old masters and forge a path of their own, like the Tokugawa. The Takeda family, hailing from an agriculturally poor province, dominated central Japan through exploitation of their gold mines, and employed cunning military and political strategies against their neighbours. Peasants could become lords and make a name for themselves, like the Toyotomi.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com//amazon/Screenshots/Sengoku Jidai Preview/roning3.png" style="width: 853px; height: 198px;" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>To read the whole preview, read the thread <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=421&amp;t=72000">here</a></strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1935/Sengoku.Jidai.Japanese.Factions.preview! Thu, 27 Apr 2016 GMT Wars of Napoleon has been updated to version 1.02! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/WoN_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> One of the best grand strategy game set in the Napoleonic era has received an important update, and it is very huge!</p> <p> The Engine, the Diplomacy system and the Historical Events have been considerably improved, making the experience more immersive than ever!</p> <p> <strong>The list of changes is truly impressive! Check it out <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4071709&amp;mpage=1&amp;key=&amp;#4071709" target="_blank">here</a>!</strong></p> <p> You can download the patch from <a href="ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/WarsOfNapoleon/WarsOfNapoleon-Update-v102.zip" target="_blank">here</a></p> <p> Get more information about <strong>Wars of Napoleon</strong> from its <a href="/products/593/details/WarsofNapoleon" target="_blank">product page</a></p> <p> <em>The game will be available also on <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/459470/" target="_blank">Steam</a> </em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Important!</strong></p> <p> <em>This patch is all-inclusive; you don&rsquo;t need any other patch.</em></p> <p> <em>You must restart your ongoing games, it is not save compatible.</em></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1934/Wars.of.Napoleon.has.been.updated.to.version.1.02! Thu, 27 Apr 2016 GMT Order of Battle moves to the frozen lands of Finland! Winter War Beta announced! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/OOB-WW_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>&ldquo;The wolves will eat well this winter&rdquo;</em> &ndash; Anonymous Finnish officer, during a battle in the area of Suomussalmi</p> <p> Only a few years have passed since Finland gained its independence in 1917 and the events of the following Civil War have led to a country that is recovering from fresh wounds. But the trials for this young Nation are not ended. The Soviet Union, considering that the Finnish-Russian borders were too close to Leningrad, demanded them to be moved westward and for the dismantling of all the fortifications that the Finnish had built in the Karelian Isthmus.</p> <p> Following the Finnish rejection of these terms, the Soviets bombed Helsinki and invaded the country with over 400,000 soldiers. The Finnish Army could not possibly match the assaulting forces in terms of manpower and materiel and Finland&rsquo;s destiny seemed already decided.</p> <p> On the contrary, this was the beginning of one of the most epic defensive campaigns ever fought. Described by Harold Macmillan as &ldquo;Thermopylae every day&rdquo; and fuelled by Finnish <em>Sisu</em>, this was the start of the <strong>Winter War!</strong></p> <p> After Order of battle: US Marines, developers <strong><em>The Artistocrats</em></strong> <strong>are coming back with a new DLC</strong>, but this time we move to the Far North.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/618/details/Order.of.Battle:.Winter.War" target="_blank"><strong>Order of Battle: Winter War</strong></a> is set during the war between Finland and Soviet Union, fought after only three months the Russian invaded Poland in agreement with the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.</p> <p> This new expansion for Order of Battle includes the <em>Winter War (1939-1940</em>), the <em>Continuation War (1941-1944) and the Lapland War (1944-1945)</em>. Players take control of the Finnish Army and, according to the shifting tides of war, against troops from Germany or the Soviet Union.</p> <p> <strong>The game has reached the Beta Phase and we invite all the players to join and to help us in giving the final touches!</strong></p> <p> <strong>You can apply for the Beta&nbsp; <a href="http://slitherine.com/beta_test" target="_blank">here!</a></strong></p> <p> Get more information about Order of Battle: Winter War from its <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/618/details/Order.of.Battle:.Winter.War" target="_blank">product page!</a></p> <p> <em>The game will be available also on <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/458860" target="_blank">Steam</a></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoBWW_Screens/Viipurinlahti.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoBWW_Screens/Viipurinlahti.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoBWW_Screens/karelian_isthmus.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoBWW_Screens/karelian_isthmus.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></em></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1933/Order.of.Battle.moves.to.the.frozen.lands.of.Finland!.Winter.War.Beta.announced! Thu, 27 Apr 2016 GMT Panzer Corps free weekend on Steam! Contest; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/PCW-3dBox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> Are you ready, general?</p> <p> <strong>Panzer Corps</strong>, the award winning and universally praised strategy game, gets a free weekend on Steam!</p> <p> It will be possible to everyone to try the game and play <strong>for free </strong>on Steamfor the duration of the whole weekend, starting later today at <strong>7PM CEST / 5PM UTC / 1PM EDT.</strong></p> <p> <strong>But there is more!</strong></p> <p> During that time there will be a <strong>75% discount</strong> on the base game and a <strong>50% discount on all the DLCs!</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Panzer Corps/Panzer Corps.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Panzer Corps/Panzer Corps.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></strong></p> <p> <strong>What are you waiting for? Visit the </strong><strong><a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/268400/">Steam page</a>&nbsp;</strong><strong>now!</strong></p> <p> <strong>And it&rsquo;s not over!</strong></p> <p> To celebrate this amazing occasion we will showcase a Panzer Corps marathon stream: 14<strong>&nbsp;hours of stream</strong> on our <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup">official twitch channel</a>&nbsp;over the course of the weekend featuring popular youtubers playing the game!</p> <p> <strong>BRACE YOURSELVES: IT&rsquo;S A PANZER CORPS WEEKEND!</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Twitch Schedule</strong></p> <div> <u>Saturday:</u></div> <div> 10-12 &ndash; Agrippa &ndash; &nbsp;Fall Weiss Campaign part 01</div> <div> 12-15 &ndash; CB &ndash; Soviet Corps Campaign part 01&nbsp;</div> <div> 15-17 - Agrippa &ndash; &nbsp;Fall Weiss Campaign part 02</div> <div> 17-19 - Lord Cucumber &ndash; Sea Lion</div> <div> 19-22 &ndash; Agrippa &ndash; &nbsp;Fall Weiss Campaign part 03</div> <div> 22-24 - CB &ndash; Soviet Corps Campaign part 02</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <u>Sunday:</u></div> <div> 10-13 - CB &ndash; Afrika Korps Campaign part 01</div> <div> 13-16 &ndash; Agrippa &ndash; Allied Corps D-Day Campaign part 01</div> <div> 16-18 &ndash; Sukhoi &ndash; What if Scenario</div> <div> 18-22 &ndash; CB &ndash; Afrika Korps Campaign part 02</div> <div> 22-24 &ndash; Agrippa &ndash; Allied Corps D-Day Campaign part 02</div> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1932/Panzer.Corps.free.weekend.on.Steam! Fri, 21 Apr 2016 GMT Order of Battle Steam daily deal! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/OOBP_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <strong>Order of Battle: Pacific&nbsp;</strong>and its first expansion, <strong>Order of Battle: Morning Sun</strong>, will be sold on <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/312450/" target="_blank">Steam </a>at a discount price, <strong>starting at 7 pm CEST and lasting 48 hours.</strong></p> <p> <strong>Order of Battle: Morning Sun&nbsp;</strong>will be discounted by 34% while <strong>Order of Battle: Pacific</strong> will have a very special discount price of <strong>50%!</strong></p> <p> The game, released in 2015, offers a fresh and intuitive easy to learn but hard to master gameplay. It features campaigns set in the Pacific theater in World War II with unit carry over between missions, army customization, hundreds of units, a very original supply system, an extremely challenging AI, dynamic 3D graphics, and more. It&rsquo;s this explosive formula which makes <strong>Order of Battle: Pacific</strong> one of the most original and approachable wargames out there, while still retaining all the depth of the genre.</p> <p> <em>8/10 - &quot;Order of Battle: Pacific surprised me in the best possible way. Not only is it a thoroughly approachable wargame in a genre that can be notoriously doughy in its design, but the emphasis on integrated support between ground, air and naval forces means almost every scenario forces the player to make constant tactical and strategic decisions.&quot; (</em><em><a href="http://www.pcinvasion.com/order-of-battle-pacific-review">PC Invasion</a>)</em></p> <p> The franchise is currently being expanded and built upon, and the game just received its second major expansion with the release of <strong>Order of Battle: U.S. Marines</strong>!</p> <p> What are you waiting for? Don&rsquo;t miss this occasion, don your helmet, join in the fun! You can get the game on <strong>Steam </strong><a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/312450/">here</a>!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong>Important! The offer will start on Steam at 7 pm CEST!</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Order of Battle Pacific/newgeorgia1600.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Order of Battle Pacific/newgeorgia1600.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Order of Battle Pacific/guadalcanal1600.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Order of Battle Pacific/guadalcanal1600.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1931/Order.of.Battle.Steam.daily.deal! Thu, 20 Apr 2016 GMT