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'Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon' & 'Panzers' North American Release Date

by Rainier on June 1, 2004 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT

CDV today announced the North American release dates of two upcoming real-time strategy titles for the PC platform. 'Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon,' the sequel to 2003's hit title 'Blitzkrieg' is scheduled for a release date of June 8. 'Codename: Panzers,' a fully 3D World War II real-time strategy game, is slated for retail stores on August 31.

"BLITZKRIEG: BURNING HORIZON"

The official stand-alone expansion, "Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon" immerses you into even more high-powered battles of World War II. Offering a huge 18-mission campaign centered around the historical figure of General Rommel, you will be able to fight famous battles in Ardennes, El Alamein, Tripoli, Tobruk, Sicily and Normandy. The expansion pack will also contain exciting single missions with a new nation: Japan.

Features:

  • Campaign with 18 missions: Rommel's most famous battles, including Ardennes, Tripoli, Tobruk, El Alamein, Sicily, Normandy
  • Thrilling new single missions including Singapore, Burma and Narvik/Norway
  • 56 new units, including Chi Ha and Pz IV H tanks, Zero, Blenheim and Vickers Vildebeest planes, Afrika Korps, US marines and Australian infantry
  • Better AI: The enemy seeks weak defense spots, doesn't send recon planes at the beginning, clears minefields, etc.
  • Wide range of mission objectives like airborne assaults, evacuations, covert ops, defense, counter attacks
  • New buildings, terrain and objects

"CODENAME: PANZERS"

Offering real-time combat rampages with stunning 3D graphics, "CODENAME: PANZERS" thrusts you into the high-powered battles of World War II. Whether played in towns with bullet-riddled buildings, bleak mountain landscapes or treacherous swamps, you are the commander. Create your combat force from over 100 finely detailed units, from a flame-throwing squad to a Soviet Stalin organ rocket launcher to a German Königstiger battle tank. Demolish the enemy with clever tactical maneuvers and experience the thrill of strategic gaming!

Features:

  • Completely 3D: terrain, units, buildings, weather, sound, movement, special effects - realistically portrayed in minute detail
  • 30 versatile missions in three campaigns
  • Historically accurate tanks, trucks, jeeps and motorcycles - all individually controlled and with detailed damage effects
  • Every unit designed with realistic field of vision and sound
  • A huge arsenal for infantry, including flame throwers, bazookas and mines
  • Soldiers creep, crawl, run and dive for cover
  • A unique bonus system where units can be bought or upgrades and repairs made
  • Dramatic campaigns with German, Russian and western Allied troops

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