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Wargame: European Escalation, news from the frontline with screenshots!

Wargame: European Escalation, the spectacular real-time strategy game by Eugen Systems, today unveiled 5 new explosive screenshots.

The players will discover on these images NATO forces defending at all cost their installations at Ramstein Air Base, in West Germany, which is under heavy assault from the Warsaw pact. These new screenshots are the opportunity to see once more the level of detail offered by Wargame, never-before-seen in a real-time strategy game of this scale. Lighting, modelling, visual and sound effects, but also the size of the battlefields and number of units… all this creates a grand visual showcase! Battles in Wargame: European Escalation are as impressive as there are profoundly tactical.

We also want to officially announce today that the game will eventually release in 2012. It has indeed been decided by mutual agreement between Focus and Eugen Systems, to delay the release of the game by a few months to ensure Wargame: European Escalation offers the best possible experience both in single player and in multiplayer. The game is now planned for release first quarter 2012; the final release date will be disclosed in the coming weeks.

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About Wargame: European Escalation

Wargame: European Escalation, the new real time strategy game from Eugen Systems, a specialist of the genre and developer of the criticallylauded Act of War: Direct Action, and more recently R.U.S.E.™.

Wargame: European Escalation is built around depth and reflection, the key elements of classic wargames. Above solid foundations, Eugen Systems builds an impressive list of features and enhancements in order to provide a unique and innovative gaming experience to all real-time strategy fans.

Wargame: European Escalation features intense real-time battles, stunning graphics, and the amazing IRISZOOM™ system, which allows a continuous zoom from a global view of the map to the heart of the action. With real strategic gameplay, rich content, integration of EugenNet? and its numerous online services, Wargame: European Escalation will unite all the world’s biggest strategy fans.

Set in the rarely explored period of 1975-1985, Wargame: European Escalation pits NATO (USA and Western Europe) against the Warsaw Pact (Soviet and Eastern European countries) in battles that explore“what could have been.” The specter of nuclear warfare loomed large over the real Cold War, but this catastrophic outcome was the ultimate last resort as everyone knew that the first one to start nuclear hostilities would end up wiped out just the same. Large, armored offensives through Europe would certainly have been the core of this hypothetical war; and this is what the game’s explosive campaign takes you through!

Wargame : European Escalation will be released on PC in retail and online stores first quarter 2012.

About Focus Home Interactive

Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is an independent French publisher based near Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide -- such as Blood Bowl, Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania, Runaway and also Cities XL and Cycling Manager.

In 2011, Focus will publish important games such as A Game Of Thrones ? Genesis, a strategy game adapted from the bestseller novels ?Game Of Thrones? by George R.R. Martin, The Next BIG Thing, a great adventure game by the creators of Runaway, The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Confrontation and also the official video game of Le Tour de France.

http://www.focus-home.com

About Eugen Systems

Eugen Systems, founded by the Le Dressay brothers, has specialized in real-time strategy games on PC and next-generation consoles (Xbox 360 and PS3) for 10 years.

Based in Paris, Eugen Systems released Act of War: Direct Action, one of the most acclaimed RTS games in 2005, and last year R.U.S.E.™, considered by many to be the best RTS ever released on consoles.

For more information about Eugen Systems, visit their official website www.eugen.fr ?

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