Darmstadt, February 21, 2008 - Developer Stormregion and publisher 10TACLE STUDIOS today released new screenshots and the box art for "Codename Panzers: Cold War." The screenshots offer a glimpse of the variety in the game's levels as well as demonstrating the completely re-worked Gepard3 graphics engines performance. The new real-time strategy game from famed Hungarian studio Stormregion is set in the early 50's, during the Cold War. From Berlin's Tempelhof Airport players set out on a campaign that will take them through Western Europe to far-off Kazakhstan. The newest episode of the "Codename Panzers" series is due for release on PC in March 2008.
During the Cold War conflict, a period in which the differences of opinion between the Allied occupying forces and the Soviet Union become ever sharper, an airplane accident occurs over Tempelhof Airport during the Berlin Blockade, with grave consequences. The tragic collision of an American airplane carrying relief goods with a Russian fighter plane costs not only the lives of both crews, but also overstretches the already tense relations between the occupying forces. Under the command of the merciless Stalin, the Red Army has undergone a tremendous expansion at the end of the Second World War and has more-or-less been waiting for the right time to extend their territory to the West by attacking the NATO.
About 10TACLE STUDIOS AG:
Listed in the General Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, 10TACLE STUDIOS AG (WKN: TACL10, ISIN DE000TACL107) is one of Europe's leading independent developers and producers of high-end computer and video games. 10TACLE STUDIOS AG produces top-quality products that meet international development standards, and its product portfolio covers all relevant, high-growth segments in the games market. Currently, around 440 employees work for the Company at its headquarters in Darmstadt and the development sites in Berlin, Darmstadt, Duisburg, Hanover Bratislava, Budapest, Charleroi, London, Singapore and Vienna. 10TACLE STUDIOS AG's revenue increased in the first six month of 2007 to€19.4 million EUR (first six months 2006:€12.71 million EUR). During the same period, EBIT increased sharply to€3.37 million EUR (previous year:€2.3 million EUR).
About Stormregion Software Development Kft.:
Stormregion Software Development Kft., a 10TACLE STUDIOS AG subsidiary, is one of the leading software developers in Hungary and is specialized in developing 3D realtime strategy games for the PC. Stormregion became famous around the global gaming world in 2004 with the development and release of its multi-award-winning realtime strategy game "Codename Panzers". The "Codename Panzers" game series has sold millions of copies worldwide. The GEPARD3 engine is the Hungarian game factory's homegrown development tool. This technology has been developed further for the latest wave of next-generation games so that it can also be used by other development studios in the 10TACLE STUDIOS AG family. Stormregion has been designated as one of the first officially-licensed developers for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in Hungary, and employs more than 100 people, who are working on current projects.
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