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Merscom Signs 'Eric Young's Squad Assault'

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 3:38 p.m. PST

Merscom today announced plans to co-publish "Eric Young's Squad Assault" for PC in North America, Germany, Poland, Russia and Taiwan. Merscom is working with DAS Entertainment to localize the World War II real-time strategy game for individual territories. Retailing for $29.99 in North America, the game will feature all previously released patches for "Squad Assault: West Front" plus the World Editor and 800 MB of new content.

"The Squad Assault series is a great example of a development team listening to and answering the requests of the gaming community," said Merscom Director, Lloyd Melnick. "The sheer amount of new content will really give players bang for their buck."

"We are very excited to be working with Merscom and its international partners to bring Eric Young's Squad Assault to retail markets around the world," said Executive Producer Eric Young of DAS Entertainment.

Key features:

  • Continuous time / Timed play World War II 3D strategy game
  • Pauseable (user-defined or auto-paused)
  • Company-level tactical setting with emphasis on small unit tactics
  • Detailed combat system
  • Detailed armor models
  • Play as Allies or Germans (allies include US, British, Canadian and French troops)
  • Detailed psychological models
  • Complete, fully deformable 3D world
  • Detailed terrain model based on topographic maps of the real terrain
  • Full 2D maps available at a keystroke to make battle overview simple and easy to view
  • Multiplayer action for head-to-head play
  • Multiplayer client Included
  • Historical and hypothetical scenarios
  • Operations and dynamic campaigns allow extensive replayability (ships with 3 full campaigns)
  • Scenario Editor
  • Ships with easy to use mod installer (swap mods with a mouse click!); sample mods are included

Over 800 MB of new content in this version includes:

  • World editor to create new maps
  • Over 50 new modder made maps
  • 5 new operations
  • 50 scenarios
  • 2 new campaigns
  • Several new vehicles

For more information on Eric Young's Squad Assault, please visit http://www.squadassault.com.

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