Wargame AirLand Battle: a battalion of new screenshots!
Friday, 11th January 2013 at 11:21 am
Confidential pictures that come directly from Eugen Systems have been intercepted by our recon squad at the development studio!
These 4 exclusive screenshots of Wargame AirLand Battle reveal a few of the game's new units in the middle of what seems to be exercise maneuvers. For commanders of Wargame, this is a fortuitous opportunity to gather intel concerning the new forces that are about to join the battlefield and to prepare for the conflict that will rage soon.
According to our recon team, these units are but a few of the hundreds of new vehicles and combat units that are joining the huge army of Wargame. With the arrival of air forces (over 150 planes of all type) and nearly 200 new terrestrial combat units, Commanders in Wargame AirLand Battle will have a staggering selection of 750 different units to create their armies.
These screenshots also show the battlefields themselves underwent overhaul, with increases in variety, detail and realism. The new version of the IRISZOOM Engine™ is able to display immense battlefields, this time with realistic and spectacular reliefs directly reproduced from satellite images. Undoubtedly, Wargame AirLand Battle is about to enter a whole new dimension, which we will show during the coming months through more images and videos!
Wargame AirLand Battle will be released for PC in Spring 2013.
About Wargame AirLand Battle
Released in early 2012, Wargame: European Escalation by Eugen Systems managed to become the new benchmark in real-time strategy games, praised by critics and players alike. Wargame: AirLand Battle is about to bring the series to the next level as a full-fledged sequel!
Between 1975 and 1985, war between NATO and the Warsaw Pact is still raging, reaching Northern Europe, notably Scandinavia, whose architecture magnificent landscapes are faithfully recreated in the game. While the first Wargame made quite an impression with its powerful engine, Wargame: AirLand Battle is making a huge leap forward with its visuals, bringing a level of detail never before seen in a real-time strategy game. Flat relief and lack of variety is now a thing of the past, as the new version of the IRISZOOM Engine [span style="font-size:6pt"]TM[/span] displays spectacular graphics, with a huge variety of units, scenery and impressive topography reproduced from satellite maps.
Command all the military resources of the Cold War era, from tanks to planes which make an outstanding entrance in the series! A total of 150 planes strengthen the playable arsenal of the game, from fighters to bombers to electronic warfare planes. Four new nations and their vehicles join the original eight from the first game, making a total of over 750 vehicles and combat units rendered in realistic detail with new textures! In Wargame: AirLand Battle, realism is also strengthened thanks to a new weapons system, better handling of fire and its effects, and a new Urban Combat Interface (UCI) allowing for battle inside cities block by block to take them over.
The solo part of the game is composed of several new dynamic campaigns, during which you will manage all aspects of the battle. Lead each squad of the Theatre of Operation, and make good use of your reinforcements and strategic support. Each decision you make has an impact on the tactical outcome of battles, and also impacts the evolution of the global conflict! Wargame: AirLand Battle still allows you to customize your own army in solo and multiplayer modes, thanks to the 'Deck' system, which is now being enhanced with an integrated 'viewer'. 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 2012, Focus published ambitious games such as Wargame: European Escalation, the new real time strategy game from the creators of« R.U.S.E.»™; Game Of Thrones™, the role-playing game adapted from the bestseller saga written by George R.R. Martin and also the official video game of the Tour de France.. The second half of 2012 will be just as exciting, with the release of The Testament of Sherlock Holmes for consoles and PC; Of Orcs and Men, a great roleplaying game featuring Orcs and Goblins; and also RAW Realms of Ancient War, the thrilling hack’n slash for PSN, XBLA and PC.
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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