Some additional AE information...

This new stand alone release based on the legendary War in the Pacific from 2 by 3 Games adds significant improvements and changes to enhance game play, improve realism, and increase historical accuracy. With dozens of new features, new art, and engine improvements, War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition brings you the most realistic and immersive WWII Pacific Theater wargame ever!

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We expect AE to be released in the second half of July. The manuals have not yet "landed" but they are currently on schedule to arrive in our warehouse in that same second half of July. As soon as we have confirmation that the manuals are safely in hand, we will release the game. We are very close to gold on the development side, currently we are checking a gold candidate and it looks like the next build will _probably_ be the gold master.

The confirmed pricing for AE will be $59.99 Download / $69.99 Physical, which is $10 less than War in the Pacific. We will also be discounting War in the Pacific for a limited time to coincide with the release of the Admiral's Edition. The goal of this is to make it a bit easier for wargamers who may first hear of WITP/AE because of the AE release announcement to "buy in" if they wish. We recommend that gamers who have not played WITP purchase and try that first before deciding to upgrade to AE.

The Admiral's Edition _requires_ that you own and have installed a copy of War in the Pacific (any version) on the same system where you plan to install AE. If you have not, AE will not install and will not run.

AE does _not_ install on top of WITP, but it requires it to install and run. After you install AE, you will have two separate working games. You can continue playing WITP and any ongoing solo or PBEM games without interruption while firing up AE and getting started with that.

When we are about a week away from release (our best guess) we will release the full AE manual in the Members Club to get you started. This download will only be available to those who have registered their copy of WITP.

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- Erik
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Thanks for the update Erik.
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Sounds good.
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Great !  59/69 $ is all fine, but what about Europe ?  What will be the cost in € ?  What would the shipment costs be, if any ?  Will we be able to purchase the physical box, and get to download the game while we wait for the arrival of the pack ?
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ORIGINAL: Erik Rutins

We expect AE to be released in the second half of July. The manuals have not yet "landed" but they are currently on schedule to arrive in our warehouse in that same second half of July. As soon as we have confirmation that the manuals are safely in hand, we will release the game. We are very close to gold on the development side, currently we are checking a gold candidate and it looks like the next build will _probably_ be the gold master.

The confirmed pricing for AE will be $59.99 Download / $69.99 Physical, which is $10 less than War in the Pacific. We will also be discounting War in the Pacific for a limited time to coincide with the release of the Admiral's Edition. The goal of this is to make it a bit easier for wargamers who may first hear of WITP/AE because of the AE release announcement to "buy in" if they wish. We recommend that gamers who have not played WITP purchase and try that first before deciding to upgrade to AE.

The Admiral's Edition _requires_ that you own and have installed a copy of War in the Pacific (any version) on the same system where you plan to install AE. If you have not, AE will not install and will not run.

AE does _not_ install on top of WITP, but it requires it to install and run. After you install AE, you will have two separate working games. You can continue playing WITP and any ongoing solo or PBEM games without interruption while firing up AE and getting started with that.

When we are about a week away from release (our best guess) we will release the full AE manual in the Members Club to get you started. This download will only be available to those who have registered their copy of WITP.

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- Erik

Thanks for info Erik! [:)]

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BTW, I always thought WitP-AE would be 49.99$... I was off 10$... [;)]


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ORIGINAL: Ambassador

Great !  59/69 $ is all fine, but what about Europe ?  What will be the cost in € ?  What would the shipment costs be, if any ?  Will we be able to purchase the physical box, and get to download the game while we wait for the arrival of the pack ?

I assume the boxed version will be about € 49,99 plus tax.
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And I'll be off the internet and without time... [:(]
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And when you're back AE will be sold out, I'm afraid ... [:(]
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Or no more PBEM opponents left for me [:@]
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Woohoooo! You made my weekend Erik. Thanks for the update!!!
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And I'll be off the internet and without time... [:(]

He he, same here [8D] The lot of them (forum dwellers + some anonymous people) will be getting a fresh AE and we have to wait, eh? You and I could hijack that Chinese sampan (the one with the manuals that is)...
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I'm already thinking about takeing my laptop and going to an internet cafe... But that would turn my work vakationrather senseless...
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I'm already thinking about takeing my laptop and going to an internet cafe... But that would turn my work vakationrather senseless...

I just have bought a [second hand] laptop today. I could do that, I guess...
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Thank You Erik for an update and heads up .....

Guess the rest of my summer is shot now ....[;)]

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Great! I can't wait!! I would go get the manuals if that would help!
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Will the manual released in the members area be printer ready or will it have compressed (fuzzy) graphics?  Does a physical purchase allow a digital download?
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This is great news!!!!!! Erik, will Matrix be offering AE merchandise for sale, coasters, posters , T's and such?

As many have said thanks all for your hard work , I think it can be safely stated that the small fee charged for AE is no reflection of the amount of work that went into this project. Looking forward to playing it for the first time.
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Hey, who're you calling "merchandise"...?[:'(]
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I'm going to print the manual and this way my wife and dog will know that I'm lost to the real world as I get ready to use AE.  The wife won't care, but the dog will.  She, the wife, thinks that I spend to much time with my 2 WITP PBEMs now!
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ORIGINAL: Ambassador
Great !  59/69 $ is all fine, but what about Europe ?  What will be the cost in € ?  What would the shipment costs be, if any ?  Will we be able to purchase the physical box, and get to download the game while we wait for the arrival of the pack ?

As with all our releases, pricing for the rest of the world will be set on the day of release, based on the exchange rates at that time. We have a warehouse in the UK, so shipping costs to Europe are quite reasonable as all orders for Europe are fulfilled from that warehouse rather than our US warehouse.

All our releases have a "Physical + Digital" option which allows you to download and play now while you wait for the boxed copy to arrive and AE will be no different. I think this is the best option personally.

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