Matrix Games News http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ Matrix Games Latest News List en-us Copyright (c) 2016, Matrix Games Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 27 JUL 2016 15:22 CMT 60 Matrix Games News 150 50 http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ http://www.matrixgames.com/images/logo.gif Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon - Don't miss the Bundle! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/W40KDO_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Amazing news for all <strong>Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon fans</strong>! The game and&nbsp;<strong><u>all its DLCs</u> </strong>are being sold in a bundle on BundleStars at the amazing price of 19.99$!</p> <p> Don&rsquo;t miss what is the<strong> greatest discount ever</strong> on this epic saga. Check this amazing bundle <a href="https://www.bundlestars.com/en/bundle/warhammer-40000-armageddon-bundle" target="_blank">here!</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> And if you like the game, don&rsquo;t miss its stand-alone sequel <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/products/628/details/Warhammer.40,000:.Armageddon.-.Da.Orks" target="_blank">Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon &ndash; Da Orks</a> due to release on <strong>August 18<sup>th</sup></strong>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2005/Warhammer.40,000:.Armageddon.-.Don't.miss.the.Bundle! Thu, 27 Jul 2016 GMT Check these new screenshots for Da Orks! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/W40KDO_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Hello everyone! We were testing the game and we decided to capture a few screenshots from the game and release them.</p> <p> See if you can notice any new unit! Remember to click on them for a better resolution.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/DaOrks/A.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/DaOrks/A.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="http://matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/DaOrks/b.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/DaOrks/b.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="http://matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/DaOrks/c.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/DaOrks/c.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="http://matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/DaOrks/d.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/DaOrks/D.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="http://matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/DaOrks/E.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/DaOrks/E.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="http://matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/DaOrks/F.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/DaOrks/F.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon - Da Orks&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;sports a roster of over 400 units. These are but a few of the units you can command in the game. Get the game on August 18th, and see for yourself!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2004/Check.these.new.screenshots.for.Da.Orks! Wed, 26 Jul 2016 GMT Command LIVE: You Brexit, You Fix it! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CLIVE_II_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Is there anything that seems more crucial in recent European history than the possibility of Great Britain leaving the European Union?</p> <p> Probably not, because it&rsquo;s really too early to say what the likely outcomes are for the near future. Nevertheless, many military observers seem pretty much convinced that this event could make NATO, the main western collective defensive system, weaker and less effective: What if other countries decide to follow the British example and like in a <em>domino effect</em>, the internal cohesion and cooperation of the European nations is diminished as a consequence?&nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>You Brexit, You Fix it</strong>, the second DLC from the innovative <strong>Command LIVE </strong>series, aims to explore this not so unlikely possibility.</p> <p> <em>What if </em>the Brexit heralds the beginning of an escalation of events, creating a powder keg situation in Europe?</p> <p> How would NATO and the EU act in such a situation, where timing and close cooperation are everything?</p> <p> As for the <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/636/details/Command.Live:.Old.Grudges.Never.Die" target="_blank"><strong>Old Grudges Never Die </strong></a>scenario, developers WarfareSims, together with help from the modding community have worked hard to recreate, in every detail, a fragile geopolitical tapestry, where even the finest military power is at risk of being futile.</p> <p> <strong>A full analysis of the situation has been dispatched and will be available soon!</strong></p> <p> Get more information about <strong>Command Live: You Brexit, You Fix it </strong>from our official <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/640/details/Command.Live:.You.Brexit,.You.Fix.it!" target="_blank">product page!</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/CMANO/CLIVE_II-screenshots_with_titles/07.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/CMANO/CLIVE_II-screenshots_with_titles/07.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2003/Command.LIVE:.You.Brexit,.You.Fix.it! Wed, 26 Jul 2016 GMT The WAAAGH! will hit your screens on August 18th! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/W40KDO_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Are you ready for the most Orkish game of 2016?</p> <p> <strong>Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon &ndash; Da Orks&nbsp;</strong>will be released on PC and iPad on <strong>August 18<sup>th</sup>!</strong></p> <p> <strong>Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon - Da Orks</strong>&nbsp;is the second installment in the series of wargames about the wars for Armageddon, one of the most iconic conflicts in Warhammer 40,000 universe. In this hex-based, turn-based strategy game, players will lead the Orks against the Imperial forces of the Armageddon Steel Legion and Space Marines from a variety of Chapters, under a scorching sun, through hostile ash wastes, and in the shadows of gigantic Hive Cities.</p> <p> Choose among more than <strong>400 different unit types</strong> carrying more than <strong>200 different weapons</strong>, and unleash the greatest <em>WAAAGH!</em> In history upon the unsuspecting world of Armageddon!</p> <p> During the campaign, comprising&nbsp;<strong>18 scenarios split across 3 acts</strong>, you must learn wisely how to take advantage of hundreds different units. Warbosses, Nobz, Warbikerz, Trukks, Deff Dreads, hordes of Boyz and many more will fuel the player&rsquo;s war machine!</p> <p> Stay tuned for more info, puny humies!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/files/games/628/20160722083923.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.slitherine.com/files/games/628/20160722083923.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/files/games/628/20160722083927.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.slitherine.com/files/games/628/20160722083927.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2002/The.WAAAGH!.will.hit.your.screens.on.August.18th! Sat, 22 Jul 2016 GMT Order of Battle: Winter War is out! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/OOB-WW_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <strong>Order of Battle has reached the frozen lands of Finland! Winter War is out!</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Winter War</strong>, the latest DLC for the highly praised Order of Battle: World War II, is <strong>now OUT for PC and Mac!</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Never before have the Winter War and the Continuation War been recreated in such detail. Developer studio <strong>The Artistocrats </strong>brings these under represented conflicts to your screens.</p> <p> With a radically different terrain and tactics, gameplay has been greatly altered. Employ ski troops to outmaneuver the enemy on snowy fields! Cross frozen lakes to catch the enemy unaware! Launch ambushes in deep forests! Use mud and frost to slow down the enemy advance then lure them into huge pockets, cutting them off from supply routes, then eliminate them and capture their vehicles!</p> <p> Take command of the Finnish army and resist the red tide as the Soviet Union assaults you in the Winter War, then take the initiative and launch an offensive to regain lost ground in the Continuation War.</p> <p> A<strong> new campaign with 13 new scenarios</strong>, <strong>90 new units</strong>, a <strong>whole new environment</strong>: Winter War revolutionizes the Order of Battle formula. Will you be up to the task?</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="/products/618/details/Order.of.Battle:.Winter.War" target="_blank"><strong>Grab Winter War now!</strong></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> And if you&rsquo;re interested in Winter War, don&rsquo;t miss tonight&rsquo;s Twitch live stream on our <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup" target="_blank">Twitch Channel</a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<strong>CEST 8 PM / UTC 6 PM / EDT 2 PM!</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Remember: you can try the first scenario <u>for free</u> by installing <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/products/516/details/Order.of.Battle:.World.War.II" target="_blank">Order of Battle: World War II </a>and launching the Winter War campaign! Give it a try, it&#39;s free!</strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2001/Order.of.Battle:.Winter.War.is.out! Fri, 21 Jul 2016 GMT Gempei Kassen, a new DLC for Sengoku Jidai! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SJ-GK_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p class="Standard"> <span lang="EN-US">1180 AD, Japan. Two warrior clans have quarrelled for decades over dominance of the Imperial Court: the <i>Taira</i> and the <i>Minamoto</i>. Following the abdication of Emperor Takakura, the Taira have seized power, but the Minamoto aren&rsquo;t willing to accept the new situation&hellip;</span><o:p></o:p></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p class="Standard"> <b><span lang="EN-US">Gempei Kassen</span></b><span lang="EN-US"> is a DLC for Sengoku Jidai: Shadow of the Shogun and it brings you to an era 300 years before the Sengoku Jidai period, covering one of the biggest conflicts in medieval Japan which ended with the Shoguns in power.</span></p> <p class="Standard"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="Standard"> <o:p></o:p></p> <p class="Standard"> It features a brand new dynamic campaign representing the brutal struggle between the Taira and Minamoto clans, set in an entirely different era!</p> <p class="Standard"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="Standard"> The expansion to Sengoku Jidai also comes with six factions that are playable in skirmish mode and several improvements, such as a new model for the Raw Naginata unit, a brand new Ashigaru texture, and new army lists!</p> <p class="Standard"> <span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="Standard"> <b><span lang="EN-US">Gempei Kassen is coming soon on PC!</span></b><span lang="EN-US"> Stay tuned for further news!</span></p> <p class="Standard"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="Standard" style="text-align: center;"> <span lang="EN-US"><a href="http://www.slitherine.com/files/games/639/20160720034237.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.slitherine.com/files/games/639/20160720034237.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></span></p> <p class="Standard" style="text-align: center;"> <span lang="EN-US"><a href="http://www.slitherine.com/files/games/639/20160720034233.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.slitherine.com/files/games/639/20160720034233.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></span></p> <p class="Standard"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="Standard"> <o:p></o:p></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1999/Gempei.Kassen,.a.new.DLC.for.Sengoku.Jidai! Thu, 20 Jul 2016 GMT Wars of Succession first screenshots! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/MATRIX-3Dbox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> Today we are ready to share a couple of screenshots taken from the current version of&nbsp;<strong>Wars of Succession</strong>, the upcoming wargame developed by Ageod!</p> <p> The screenshots feature the political division of Europe at the beginning of the XVIII century, and an historical event allows a key alliance with Bavaria!</p> <p> <em>Please note that the screenshots show an alpha version of the game</em></p> <p> Get more information about Wars of Succession from its official <a href="/products/637/details/WarsofSuccession" target="_blank">product page</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Wars of Succession/WSS_Screenshot/WSS_screenshot01.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Wars of Succession/WSS_Screenshot/WSS_screenshot01.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Wars of Succession/WSS_Screenshot/WSS_screenshot02.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Wars of Succession/WSS_Screenshot/WSS_screenshot02.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2000/Wars.of.Succession.first.screenshots! Thu, 20 Jul 2016 GMT Strategic Command: WWII in Europe in numbers! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SC_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> In <strong><a href="/products/504/details/Strategic.Command.WWII:.War.in.Europe" target="_blank">Strategic Command</a></strong> you take command of the Axis or the Allies as a whole, without being limited to a single nation. This forces the player to think <em>globally,</em> in order to make the best use of all the resources and to plan successful strategies.</p> <p> Knowing the strengths and the weaknesses of each faction is crucial to achieve victory!&nbsp;</p> <p> Take a closer look at this infographic, featuring an interesting comparison of the evolution of the opposing forces in 1939 (the beginning) and in 1943 (the turning point). Divided in four main branches &ndash; <em>Military, Research, Economy, Logistics </em>&ndash; you&rsquo;ll find tons of precious information and data!&nbsp;</p> <p> Get more information about <strong><a href="/products/504/details/Strategic.Command.WWII:.War.in.Europe" target="_blank">Strategic Command: WWII in Europe</a></strong> from its official product page! <strong>The game is releasing this fall!</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/StrategicCommand/WWII_SCIII.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/StrategicCommand/WWII_SCIII.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 1736px;" /></a></strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1998/Strategic.Command:.WWII.in.Europe.in.numbers! Thu, 20 Jul 2016 GMT Order of Battle: Winter War - Don't miss the Twitch! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/OOB-WW_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> The release date of <strong>Winter War</strong>, the latest DLC to the highly praised Order of Battle: World War II, is approaching. The expansion is being released tomorrow!&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> And to celebrate it we&rsquo;ll have a very special Twitch Stream on our official <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup" target="_blank">Twitch Channel</a>! Our special guest, Agrippa Maxentius, will lead the Finns in their epic struggle against the Soviet Union!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Don&rsquo;t miss the stream <strong>Thu 21st</strong> at <strong>CEST 8 PM / UTC 6 PM / EDT 2 PM</strong>!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1997/Order.of.Battle:.Winter.War.-.Don't.miss.the.Twitch! Thu, 20 Jul 2016 GMT Command LIVE Episode 1 is out! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CLIVE_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> The Command LIVE project has officially taken off. The first release, Old Grudges Never Die, is out on our site and on Steam. You can purchase it <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/636/details/Command.Live:.Old.Grudges.Never.Die" target="_blank"><strong>here</strong></a>.</p> <p> We are really proud of this first episode and of the project as a whole. Developers <em>WarfareSim </em>and Bart Gauvin, an experienced designer from the community, have worked hard to bring this project to life and this is only the start. It&rsquo;s the first time a detailed simulation takes on real life events to create such detailed fictional, but true-to-life scenarios.</p> <p> <strong>Old Grudges Never Die</strong>, in particular,features a highly detailed geopolitical <em>what if</em> scenario, set in the present day Syrian Civil War.</p> <p> Two playable factions, <strong>Turkey and Russia</strong>, have been engrossed in this conflict, where every false step could further destabilize the entire region. With dozens of actors involved, the slightest incident could ignite a war.</p> <p> Take command and avoid escalating the conflict to an all out war, or be ready to face the consequences!</p> <p> Grab <strong>Command: Live &ndash; Old Grudges Never Die now and play history as it happens. Live!</strong></p> <p> The game is an expansion for <em>Command: Modern Air / Naval Operations</em> and require the base game to be played.</p> <p> <em>Command: Live &ndash; Old Grudges Never Die is also available on <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/388020/" target="_blank">Steam</a>! Liked the game? Leave a review!&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JLkZ20A6yR0" width="560"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/CMANO/Command Live Issue 1.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/CMANO/Command Live Newspaper.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 400px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1996/Command.LIVE..Episode.1.is.out! Wed, 19 Jul 2016 GMT Heroes of Normandie coming to iOS on July 28th! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_HoN_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> That&rsquo;s it, you heard it right!</p> <p> The 2015 hit and cool digital adaptation of the popular boardgame by the same name is <strong>coming to iOS on July 28<sup>th!</sup></strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> You fought alongside Clint and the Rock on computer, and now you&rsquo;ll be able to play it everywhere on your iPhone or iPad!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Heroes of Normandie</strong> sports an exciting and fast paced gameplay coupled with captivating and bombastic aesthetics inspired by iconic World War II movies, the flavour and feeling of a boardgame with the easy and direct UI of an iOS product! Bring Heroes of Normandie to the beach and play all day.</p> <p> (Legal notes: We hold no responsibility for neglected husbands, wives, partners or pets)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> But that&rsquo;s not all: we&rsquo;ll have some news for you, soon. News that will come in like a wrecking ball. Or, should I say, like a <em>panzer</em>. <strong>Reich and roll baby!</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Heroes of Normandie/POSTER_PINUP_GE_FINAL.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Heroes of Normandie/POSTER_PINUP_GE_FINAL.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 845px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1995/Heroes.of.Normandie.coming.to.iOS.on.July.28th! Sat, 15 Jul 2016 GMT Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe Box Art revealed! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SC_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; line-height: 12pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">Today we are ready to reveal the</span>&nbsp;<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">definitive</span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">cover art</span>&nbsp;<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:#333333">of</span>&nbsp;<b><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333"><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/504/details/Strategic.Command.WWII:.War.in.Europe" target="_blank">Strategic Command: WWII in Europe</a>. </span></b><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">This</span><b><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333"> wargame</span></b><span style="line-height: 12pt; font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;is a deeply immersive turn based strategy game covering the greatest conflict in modern history.</span></p> <p style="line-height: 12pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="line-height: 12pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt; line-height: 12pt;">Take control over either the Axis or the Allies, while directing the efforts of each nation belonging to your alliance.&nbsp; From this unique perspective, you will be the supreme mastermind behind the entire conduct of operations, deciding the priorities, the strategies, and coordinating your global efforts to win the war!</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; line-height: 12pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333"><o:p></o:p></span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt; line-height: 12pt;">Stay tuned for further updates!</span></p> <p style="line-height: 12pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 12pt; text-align: center; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt; line-height: 12pt;"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/StrategicCommand/SC_Box_2D_800.jpg" style="width: 565px; height: 800px;" /></span></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1994/Strategic.Command.WWII:.War.in.Europe.Box.Art.revealed! Sat, 15 Jul 2016 GMT Star Hammer is coming to PS4 and XBox One! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SHTVP_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <strong>Star Hammer: the Vanguard Prophecy</strong>, last year&rsquo;s space tactical hit, will be available on<strong> Playstation 4</strong> and <strong>XBox One </strong>this summer.&nbsp;</p> <p> The game, already available on PC and Mac, features exciting and deep tactical space battles in which your maneuvering ability will be hard tested. Play through the 60 missions long single player branching campaign or make your own battle with the skirmish mode! Employ your officers efficiently and manage your crew to reap optimal results on the battlefield. Learn the strengths and weaknesses of the many types of ship under your command! And show no hesitation, because space is unforgiving&hellip;</p> <p> Star Hammer&rsquo;s explosive gameplay has been ported to console, complete with a new interface and tweaks!</p> <p> <strong>The gates of a new universe open to Star Hammer!</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Star Hammer/1.png" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Star Hammer/1.png" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Star Hammer/2.png" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Star Hammer/2.png" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Star Hammer/3.png" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Star Hammer/3.png" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1993/Star.Hammer.is.coming.to.PS4.and.XBox.One! Fri, 14 Jul 2016 GMT Command LIVE. Play history live, as it happens. News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CLIVE_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><div> <strong>Command LIVE</strong> is a very ambitious project.<strong> Its aim is to recreate highly accurate scenarios from real-world situations and events, as they happen</strong>. <em>WarfareSims </em>has teamed up with the best editors and modders from the community, to create short, engaging scenarios that re-create real life events. Where geopolitical instability calls for military power to come into play, the Command LIVE project calls for players.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The first <strong>DLC </strong>to be released under this name is <strong>Old Grudges Never Die</strong>. <strong>Players take control of either Russian or Turkish forces</strong> in the attempt to maintain national honor and pride, while keeping a lid on hostilities to prevent the outbreak of larger conflict.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <p> This scenario follows on from the real events of November 2015, when a Russian Su-24 was shot down by a Turkish F-16. The consequent geopolitical situation and the interests at stake, including the involvement of NATO, Syrian and rebel forces and ISIS, create a set of circumstances where every false move can end up in a bloodshed.</p> <p> To better understand the historical landscape and the forces in play, the Command LIVE News Network has put a reporter on the ground and we have just received her video report! Watch it below!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JLkZ20A6yR0" style="text-align: center;" width="560"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The editorial team has also sent a report that we have published into the first issue of a newspaper that will be published alongside each Command LIVE scenario.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/CMANO/Command Live Issue 1.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/CMANO/Command Live Newspaper.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 400px;" /></a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <em><strong>Old Grudges Never Die is an expansion for Command: Modern/Air Naval Operations will be available on July 19th on our stores and on Steam!&nbsp;</strong></em></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Check for more details from its product page <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/636/details/Command.Live:.Old.Grudges.Never.Die" target="_blank">here</a>!</div> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1992/Command.LIVE..Play.history.live,.as.it.happens.. Thu, 13 Jul 2016 GMT Espana 1936 is 50 percent off! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/E1936-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> In order to commemorate the anniversary of the Spanish Civil War we are offering a <strong>50% discount</strong> on one of the best wargame about this crucial &ndash; but too often underrated &ndash;conflict:</p> <p> <strong>Espa&ntilde;a</strong><strong>1936!</strong></p> <p> For an entire week you&rsquo;ll have the chance to play this masterpiece for half of the price!&nbsp; Harry up! <strong>The offer lasts until July, 19th!</strong></p> <p> <em>In Espa&ntilde;a 1936 you will experience the famous battles of Jarama, Guadalajara and Ebro, command the International Brigades or the Army of Africa. Can you conquer Madrid and force the Republic to surrender or will you lead the Anarchist forces of Durruti to victory?</em></p> <p> <strong>Grab the game <a href="/products/512/details/Espana.1936" target="_blank">now</a>!</strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1991/Espana.1936.is.50.percent.off! Thu, 13 Jul 2016 GMT Order of Battle: Winter War to be released on July 21st! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/OOB-WW_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Winter (War) is coming!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The news many of you were waiting for: are you ready to brave the frozen lakes of Finland and the thick snow of Karelia? <strong>Order of Battle: Winter War</strong> is going to be released this summer (ironic, isn&rsquo;t it?) on <strong><u>July 21<sup>st</sup>!</u></strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Winter War&nbsp;</strong>brings the highly praised and extremely successful Order of Battle formula to a conflict never covered before by any other game in such detail.</p> <p> Will you manage to lead the outnumbered Finnish forces and stop the red tide in the Winter War? Will you regain ground in the Continuation War? Will you master arctic warfare in the unique Finnish landscape? Will you be able to make the best out of the many new units at your disposal?</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> A campaign of 13 new linked scenarios, more than 90 new units and a new way to wage war: Winter War will be available <a href="/products/618/details/Order.of.Battle:.Winter.War" target="_blank">on our store</a> and on <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/458860/" target="_blank">Steam</a> on July 21st.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Me taistelemme kodin, uskonnon ja is&auml;nmaan puolesta!</p> <p> It&rsquo;s time to take your skis out.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1990/Order.of.Battle:.Winter.War.to.be.released.on.July.21st! Thu, 13 Jul 2016 GMT Order of Battle - An interview with Lukas Nijsten News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/OOB-WW_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Hello everyone! We have interviewed <em>Lukas Nijsten</em>, game designer behind the <strong>Order of Battle </strong>series. He speaks at length of the upcoming expansion, <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/products/618/details/OrderofBattle:WinterWar" target="_blank">Winter War</a>, as well as the saga in general, and gives us a hint on what we can expect next.&nbsp;</p> <div> And with Lukas&#39; interesting information we&#39;re also publishing a new set of screenshots on the Continuation war - click on them for a better resolution!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> We hope that you&rsquo;ll enjoy it! Also, feel free to contribute with your own questions on the forum <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=264&amp;t=72971" target="_blank">here</a>.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <p> <strong>1) The Winter War and the Continuation War are wars which haven&rsquo;t been touched by many other games - not at this level of detail, and not as the main focus. What&rsquo;s the reason behind your choice of setting for the new DLC for Order of Battle?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>The idea first came up after we completed the Morning Sun campaign pack, which covers the Second Sino-Japanese War.</em></p> <p> <em>The Winter War turned out to be an ideal step toward the European theatre of WW2. Because the Chinese forces in Morning Sun use a lot of Soviet aircraft and vehicles from the 1930&#39;s, a substantial number of required unit models were already available. In addition, it allowed us to create a small subset of German and Soviet WW2 units, as well as the new winter climate, as a stepping stone toward future Eastern and Western Front campaigns.</em></p> <p> <em>Aside from these production-related advantages, the Winter War is a very exciting conflict which had a significant impact on WW2 in general. The poor performance of the Red Army encouraged the Germans to launch their Operation Barbarossa, while it also brought valuable lessons and reforms for the Soviets. And with Germany&#39;s invasion of the Soviet Union, the Finns took up arms again in the Continuation War - also covered by this DLC - which tied up a substantial amount of Soviet forces and posed a constant pressure on Leningrad and the Murmansk railroad line.</em></p> <p> <em>From a creative point of view we really enjoy covering some of the more unique conflicts in military history - as demonstrated with Morning Sun - which made the struggle of the Finnish Army in 1939-1945 an outstanding candidate.</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoBWW_Screens/Screenshot 407.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoBWW_Screens/Screenshot 407.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 298px;" /></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>2)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The other campaigns for Order of Battle: World War II focus on the Pacific theater and have an emphasis on amphibious and naval warfare. In this new campaign things will be different, as it is land based, with different tactics employed on a completely different terrain. How does the gameplay differ? What are the main differences from the other campaigns?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>One of the unique aspects in this campaign is that the Finns are not capable of purchasing any tanks or armoured vehicles during the Winter War and most of the Continuation War. The only way to obtain such units is by capturing Soviet vehicles, which is generally achieved through completing secondary objectives. This constant shortage of armoured units makes even the lighter enemy tanks a significant threat, as they can only be effectively destroyed through clever use of anti-tank guns and ambush tactics.</em></p> <p> <em>After adding the winter climate, the gameplay mechanics of the original Pacific game have proven quite solid to represent this new conflict. In particular the supply system allows the player to effectively use Finnish &quot;motti&quot; tactics to surround, isolate and destroy pockets of Soviet troops.</em></p> <p> <em>Another new and interesting aspect is the frozen lakes and rivers during the winter climate. River combat and movement penalties will no longer exist, and lakes suddenly provide a very flat route toward the enemy. Because units cannot entrench on ice however, these frozen plains often turn into areas of no-man&#39;s land between the opposing forces.</em></p> <p> <em>And while the terrain is harsh, it does provide more room for manoeuvre compared to the Pacific islands and jungles of previous campaigns. Roads often provide a quick route toward the objective, but can be treacherous with enemy troops hiding on the forest-covered flanks.</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoBWW_Screens/Screenshot 408.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoBWW_Screens/Screenshot 408.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 298px;" /></a></em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>3)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; What was the biggest hardship in representing the type of warfare fought in Finland in World War II in a videogame like Order of Battle?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>I wouldn&#39;t say there was anything particularly difficult about the Winter War. Aside from the requirement of the winter climate, all the effects on gameplay that come with it, and the specific balancing of individual Soviet and Finnish units we didn&#39;t have to do any major changes or additions to the game.</em></p> <p> <em>The Order of Battle engine represents the 3 key factors in 20th warfare in an abstracted but detailed manner: a wide range of combat statistics for individual unit types, terrain effects on movement, combat and cohesion and finally supply and logistics. This allows us to cover all conflicts in the period of 1935 to 1945 in a single game, without any of it feeling unrealistic or out of place.</em></p> <p> <em>Whole not specifically related to the Winter War, we have also used the opportunity to revise the key statistics of all ground units. This is particularly important to achieve realistic tank vs tank combat results. While this was less of a factor in the Pacific campaigns, it is vital to get the individual performance right for all the panzers, Shermans, T-34s, Tigers and all other armoured vehicles and their variations. Finding and reading details of armour angles and thickness, gun velocity and ammunition penetration values as well as other key aspects such as turret rotation speed and visibility for the crew takes an incredible amount of time. This is certainly the most complicated and intensive job we&#39;ve had to do for the Winter War update.</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoBWW_Screens/Screenshot 409.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoBWW_Screens/Screenshot 409.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 298px;" /></a></em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>4)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; What do you see next in Order of Battle&rsquo;s future?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>It is no secret that we intend to cover all of World War 2, so without naming any specific themes, players can expect many more content featuring common and less common conflicts in the near future.</em></p> <p> <em>As for a more distant future, our plan has always been to keep expanding the Order of Battle engine to cover a wide range of military history, ranging from ancient civilizations to modern warfare. Assets for what will become &quot;Order of Battle II&quot; are already in production, but that is all I can say for now :)</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoBWW_Screens/Screenshot 411.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoBWW_Screens/Screenshot 411.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 298px;" /></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1989/Order.of.Battle.-.An.interview.with.Lukas.Nijsten Tue, 11 Jul 2016 GMT U.S. Corps flowcharts! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/PCSC-42_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Panzer Corps fans, we have prepared something for you!</p> <p> The U.S. Corps DLCs have been out for a while now, but we&#39;ve decided to give you a little treat.</p> <p> Our artists worked to make these flowcharts, showing the scenario progression in the linked mega campaigns!</p> <p> We hope you&#39;ll enjoy them and find them useful. Click on them for a higher resolution.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Panzer Corps US Corps/PCUSC-42.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Panzer Corps US Corps/PCUSC-42.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 847px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Panzer Corps US Corps/PCUSC-43.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Panzer Corps US Corps/PCUSC-43.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 847px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Panzer Corps US Corps/PCUSC-44-45.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Panzer Corps US Corps/PCUSC-44-45.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 847px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1988/U.S..Corps.flowcharts! Sat, 8 Jul 2016 GMT Field of Glory re-released in a new engine and new exclusive content! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/FOG_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> The day has come:&nbsp;<strong>Field of Glory </strong>is being re-released today! Alongside two new DLCs: <strong>Oath of Fealty</strong> and <strong>Wolves from the Sea</strong>.</p> <p> The game has been <strong>completely remade </strong>using the Unity engine, allowing a greater than ever flexibility and sporting enhanced mechanics. This new release contains plenty of new scenarios and game settings both in Single and Multiplayer, a completely new and functional UI, a greatly improved AI, a new full game replay system, as well as countless fixes and improvements to the data files!</p> <p> <strong>And the best news is that all of this is completely free to all those who already own Field of Glory!</strong></p> <p> This new version is stand alone and you won&rsquo;t need to install it on the previous version. It&rsquo;s also highly recommended that you read these threads to understand what is different and how the transition between the two engines will work:</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=84&amp;t=72879" target="_blank"><strong><u>Field of Glory Unity - General FAQ</u></strong></a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=84&amp;t=72882" target="_blank"><u><strong>Field of Glory Unity - How to download and Install</strong></u></a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=92&amp;t=72881" target="_blank"><u><strong>Field of Glory Unity - How to convert custom scenarios</strong></u></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Please note that this version will be supported in the future and patched: the work on <strong>Field of Glory </strong>is not done and we&rsquo;ll continue to work on it and bring you even more content and features.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> This new release is coming with a<strong>50% permanent price reduction on all Field of Glory DLCs! </strong>From now on, all DLCs are priced at $ 9.99.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Complete your collection: it&rsquo;s now cheaper than ever.These price changes also apply to the two newly released DLCs<strong>, Oath of Fealty</strong> and <strong>Wolves from the Sea</strong>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Oath of fealty</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> In <strong><a href="http://www.slitherine.com/products/607/details/Field.of.Glory.-.Oath.of.Fealty.Digital.Version">Oath of Fealty</a>&nbsp;</strong>you will relive the heroic deeds and epic feats of the age of Chivalry in medieval Europe. From England&#39;s Anarchy to the slaughter of the Albigensian Crusade, kings, nobles, and clergy all vied for power and wealth. Out of this bloodshed, however, arose one of the most honored ideals of history - the Code of Chivalry. With new troop types, historical backgrounds and accompanying maps and artwork, <strong>Oath of Fealty</strong> allows Field of Glory generals to take up arms in defense of honor, Faith and liege lord.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Wolves from the Sea</strong></p> <p> Get ready to experience the brutality of the Dark Ages in <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/products/606/details/Field.of.Glory.-.Wolves.From.The.Sea.Digital.Version"><strong>Wolves from the Sea</strong></a><strong>. </strong>Attack from out of the sea mist to bring fire and sword to the peoples of Europe as a Viking&nbsp;Jarl, or stand in the Saxon shieldwall in defense of your homes with&nbsp;<strong>Wolves From the Sea</strong>, the new&nbsp;Field of Glory&nbsp;army pack. With the decline of Rome, the Empire fell prey to barbarian hordes &ndash; the dark ages had come. With hundreds of new troop types this army pack allows gamers to recreate and rewrite the entire history of this savage period, from King Arthur to Alfred the Great.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Relive countless battles, lead armies from every country, face your enemies on the battlefield and etch your name in history.</p> <p> Don&rsquo;t miss the new <strong>Field of Glory</strong>. <strong>A real classic, getting a second life!</strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1987/Field.of.Glory.re-released.in.a.new.engine.and.new.exclusive.content! Fri, 7 Jul 2016 GMT A new age of war is coming, and Ageod is ready to bring it to you! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/MATRIX-3Dbox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> Early XVIII&deg; century. The Spanish Empire, <em>the empire on which the sun never sets</em>, is facing deadly menaces. Under the pressure of internal and external forces and mighty neighbours, he is losing the grip and the influence over Europe.</p> <p> For decades numerous conflicts have drained massive resources without bringing any real advantage, worse, causing territorial losses, and now the <em>last Habsburg King of Spain is dying</em> without having a direct heir. &nbsp;His will names the grandson of France Louis XIV as heir, but the Austrian branch of the family is contesting it.</p> <p> His death could trigger the first real global war in modern history.</p> <p> To make the situation more complicated, the Polish, Eastern and Baltic regions are in turmoil, as the Tsardom of Russia now lead by Peter I Romanov (the Great) is forging an alliance to tear up the Swedish realm and to break its <em>Dominum Maris Baltici</em>.</p> <p> But despite being numerically outnumbered, the young but military-gifted Swedish King Charles XII has at his service probably the best organized and modern army of the time, and he is not prone to surrender without a biting fight.</p> <p> Europe once again is on the brink of a new era of conflicts. To whom will you swear your loyalty?</p> <p> Ageod Games is proud to announce <strong>Wars of Successions</strong>, a new wargame covering the dreadful struggles Europe had to suffer in the first decades of the XVIII century.</p> <p> Heavily focused in managing the military operations, in <strong>Wars of Successions</strong> you will coordinate the movements of several armies of many different great powers and their allies, take care of their supplies and fatigue and seek for the better conditions to engage combat, hold sieges or retreat to recover if needed.&nbsp;</p> <p> Together, these features, combined with the proven Ageod engine make <strong>Wars of Successions</strong> a great choice to delight players interested in this era!</p> <p> Stay tuned for further announcements about Wars of Succession! Check its product page <a href="/products/637/details/Wars.of.Succession" target="_blank">here</a> to see the latest updates and features!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><img alt="" src="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cc/Victory_at_Narva.jpg" style="width: 680px; height: 501px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em>Victory at Narva&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1986/A.new.age.of.war.is.coming,.and.Ageod.is.ready.to.bring.it.to.you! Thu, 6 Jul 2016 GMT