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Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! Updated to v 1.36

Fixes, rule changes and improvements!

Arlington, VT, December 13, 2013 – Matrix Games ( www.matrixgames.com) and Western Civilization Software ( www.west-civ.com) are happy to announce the release of the v1.36 update for the critically-acclaimed World War 2 tactical wargame Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear!

The v1.36 update contains numerous bug fixes and improvements, most important of which is full multiplayer compatibility with the released version of Storms of Steel. This update brings Awakening the Bear owners up to the same level as Storms of Steel in terms of bug fixes and improvements, but does not include all the new features, units and scenarios from Ghost Divisions and Storms of Steel.  It also features many other improvements:  an audio notification when a player posts a new chat message in lobby, easier tutorial scenarios, terrain sculpting in the editor, improved handling of group and loaded unit effects and more.

The update also offers also two Rules Changes: when the target of a Rally Attempt or Auto Rally card is in an active group, the entire group is the target of the card and in the Classic AP playstyle, using the pass action now finishes the activation of the currently selected unit(s).

For the full changelog, check the Forum Page .

The v1.36 update is comprehensive and will bring all versions of Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! to v1.36. To download the update, players can run “Check for Update” via the game menu or on the game’s download page.

Get more information on Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! from its official product page.

About Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear!

This exciting new release is a faithful adaptation of the renowned Conflict of Heroes board game that won the Origins Historical Game of the Year, Charles Roberts Wargame of the Year and the James F. Dunnigan Design Elegance Award, as well as many others!

Designed and developed in cooperation with Uwe Eickert, the original designer of Conflict of Heroes, and Western Civlization Software, the award-winning computer wargame studio, no effort has been spared to bring the outstanding Conflict of Heroes gameplay to the computer.  Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! includes an AI opponent as well as full multiplayer support with an integrated forum and game lobby.  To remain true to the core gameplay of the board game, the PC version is designed to be fun, fast and easy to play, though hard to master. The game design is also historically accurate and teaches and rewards platoon and company-level combined arms tactics without overwhelming the player with rules. 

Set on the Eastern Front during Operation Barbarossa, Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! tasks players with commanding German or Russian forces between 1941-1942, complete with a historical roster of infantry, armor and artillery units. Players will be able to command the board while using either traditional chit-style graphics or 3D units, as well as either a flexible 3D camera view or top-down 2D view.

Wargamers will have to rely on realistic military tactics to win not only against the AI but also against human players using the in-game multiplayer server complete with a forum for matchmaking and a real-time chat lobby. Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! is loaded with scenarios, ten from original board game in “Awakening the Bear Firefights”, as well as 16 new scenarios along with a very flexible “point-buy” scenario on “Partisan Road”. Players will have a multitude of firefight to keep themselves busy, as well as a scenario and map editor to create more!

Matrix Games is part of the Slitherine Group

About the Slitherine Group

The Slitherine Group is the world’s leading producer and publisher of digital wargames and strategy games. Under the Slitherine ( www.slitherine.com), Matrix Games ( www.matrixgames.com) and Ageod ( www.ageod.com) brands it has published literally hundreds of games, with many award-winning titles in their portfolio. Spanning all digital platforms, from home consoles to modern Smartphone’s and Tablets. Slitherine is also involved with book publishing, board gaming and works with a wide array of key licensing partners, such as HISTORY®, MILITARY HISTORY®, Games Workshop®, Horrible Histories™, Showtime, BBC, Osprey, Scholastic, Buzz Aldrin Enterprises and many others to deliver the best blend of historical accuracy in an exciting and entertaining way. Together the Group companies form the world’s largest organization specializing in this important and vibrant niche sector. The Slitherine Group’s mission over the coming years is to lead the way in innovation and growth in an ever expanding segment of the entertainment industry

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