"We are very excited about how Axis & Allies has come together over the past six months," said Adel Chaveleh, President of TimeGate Studios. "With the core features of the game now complete, we can focus our attention on balancing gameplay and further refining the game's AI. Our call for additional beta testers will provide us with the resources needed to polish the game before it is released later this year."
Individuals interested in applying for the Axis & Allies beta test program can visit the beta test website to submit their request. Applications will be accepted until September 9 at 12:00 p.m. CST.
In Axis & Allies, players can relive and experience the most epic struggle in the history of mankind, World War II. Players will be able to direct the military and economic destiny of the world's most powerful countries - United States, Great Britain, Germany, Russia, or Japan. Confronted with the strategic and tactical situations experienced by the top generals and national leaders of the period, players will have to make critical decisions that determine the fate and the destiny of the world.
In addition, Axis & Allies will feature innovative gameplay elements such as unique organization of units; command of land, sea, and air units in real-time; dynamic fronts and supply lines; interaction with Generals and Leaders of the era; and intense online play with a powerful random scenario generator.
Published by Atari, Axis & Allies will ship to retail stores across the country for the 2004 holiday season.