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Matrix Games To Publish 'Squad Assault' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 2:14 a.m. PST

Matrix Games is pleased to announce that it has signed a multi-game contract with Freedom Games. The first benefits of this new partnership will be the Squad Assault series, starting with Eric Young's "Squad Assault: West Front". Read more for details and screens ..

"Eric Young has designed and developed many of our favorite strategy games, including the V for Victory series, the World at War series, and the Close Combat series. He is truly one of the leaders in his field. We are confident that Squad Assault: West Front will join his previous award-winning efforts in the historical wargaming genre. Our alliances and partnerships will ensure that Squad Assault reaches the widest possible audience" said Matrix Games, Inc. Director of Operations David Heath.

John Davidson, President of Freedom Games, commented, "Matrix Games is leading the pack when it comes to war and strategy games. Their expertise in developing, producing and publishing allows them to understand the needs of the developers and the desires of the gamers in this genre. This gives us the ability to design and develop the Squad Assault series the way we've always wanted to".

In Squad Assault: West Front, you command troops in both the Allied and German Armies of the West Front of World War II in an immersive full 3-D continuous time environment. Squad Assault: West Front features detailed models for all the major armies that fought in France in 1944, including American, German, British, Canadian, and Free French.

For those who prefer traditional turn-oriented play, a user defined auto-pause feature for order entry and battlefield assessment allows for a more thoughtful game. A 2D overhead map view with order entry is also available for those who prefer to see the battle from above.

Once the battle starts, the virtual soldiers you command respond with real reactions to the combat situations around them. This psychological modeling combines with unsurpassed detail in terrain, weather, weapons, vehicles, and armor penetration to make Squad Assault: West Front a riveting recreation of World War II tactical combat.

Multi-player options for head to head play via TCP/IP / LAN are included.

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