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Friday June 9, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 6:14 p.m. PDT

Another day, another batch of games shipped to stores. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are announcements for:

Teen Titans (NGC/PS2)

THQ announced Teen Titans is now available on the PS2 and the GameCube for the suggested retail price of $19.95 at retail outlets nationwide. Teen Titans, developed by A2M, brings the popular Warner Bros. Animation series to consoles for the first time. Fans of the successful show featuring the DC Comics characters will be able to play as their favorite Titan in their own home.

"The Teen Titans videogame will recreate the unique visual feel of the cartoon, giving loyal viewers of the show a fun interactive experience as their favorite teen super heroes," said John Ardell, director, global brand management, THQ. "We are thrilled to bring Teen Titans to the PlayStation2 and GameCube for the first time."

In this thrilling adventure game, players join the Teen Titans as they battle their enemies in a quest to save themselves from being wiped out for good! Play as Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, Cyborg and Raven, switching from one Titan to another in real time. Each playable character has their own unique attacks which can help you defeat their infamous adversaries. Players can fight more than 10 notorious Teen Titans villains, including Slade, Cinderblock and Jinx. Using the multi-player mode, fans of the show can team up with or play against up to three players simultaneously. With environmental explosions, hazards and traps throughout the levels, gamers are sure to enjoy the chaos and challenge of Teen Titans.

winSPWW2 (PC)

Celebrate the week of D-Day with The Camo Workshop and Shrapnel Games, as we proudly announce that the winSPWW2 Enhanced CD version will begin shipping Friday, June 9th! Yes, the greatest generation of Steel Panthers will be marching on your hard drive and declaring victory in no time at all!

winSPWW2 is the premiere super-mod for the much loved Steel Panthers system, although even calling it a super-mod barely scratches the surface. Rebuilt from the rivets on up, winSPWW2 is the ultimate example of what happens when a group of dedicated fans get together to enhance their favorite game.

While words like "realistic", "intense", and "accurate" are all easily used in the same sentence as winSPWW2, you'll also have no problem using words like "addictive" and "amazing" in the same breath. Featuring combined arms tactical combat spanning the years 1930 until 1946, winSPWW2 is a turn-based sandbox of global conflict. With tically every single piece of important equipment represented, gamers will find limitless possibilities within winSPWW2.

As can be deduced from the game's name, winSPWW2 is available for Windows platforms. The game is available as both a FREE download, and the Enhanced CD edition that starts shipping tomorrow. The Enhanced CD edition includes the FREE, full game, but includes a whole kampfgruppe of extras for the serious player.

These extras include:

  • Higher resolutions than the download version. Play up to a 1600x1200 rez.
  • A cut and paste map editor to generate sub-scenarios from one large master map.
  • A printed quick-start guide.
  • 250 secure PBEM save game slots for tournament play.
  • Encyclopedic sorting ability.
  • ScenHack and CampaignHack, utilities to manipulate scenarios and convert old DOS campaigns, respectively.

Between the sheer beauty of winSPWW2 played at higher resolutions, and the flexibility offered to scenario designers, the Enhanced CD edition is a must have! Haven't ordered it? Move to it, soldier!

To order the Enhanced CD edition of winSPWW2 for only $39.95 please visit the Shrapnel Games' e-store.

And while you're waiting for your copy to arrive be sure to download the complete version of winSPWW2 (minus all the cool extras mentioned above)

Airborne Assault: Conquest of the Aegean (PC)

Panther Games continues its award winning Airborne Assault series with Conquest of the Aegean. Before Hitler attacked Russia, he unleashed the bestiary of his German blitzkrieg on Allied forces in the Aegean peninsula. Swift moving panzer formations, efficiently ruthless motorized infantry, elite paratroops and mountain troops, airpower and more - the might of the German military at its peak. His army swept over the Hellenic world toward Athens, the ancient seat of civilization.

David Heath, Director of Operations for Matrix Games, said, “The release of Conquest of the Aegean really raises the realism bar for operational wargaming. In addition to being a great game, the approach it takes to historical accuracy in both research and results is second to none.”

The Airborne Assault series has revolutionized wargaming with a continuous-time-game-engine that brings military strategy to life in a deeply realistic yet supremely playable game environment. Highway to the Reich, the previous game in the series, earned an 89% rating from PC Gamer, 8.1/10 from GameSpot and 4/5 from GameSpy for its realistic and elegant gameplay.

Dave O’Connor of Panther Games said, “We’re very excited about the release of Conquest of the Aegean and the improvements we’ve built into the engine since Highway to the Reich. We believe the Matrix Games Community will love the results

In Conquest of the Aegean, players get to take on the role of either the Allied or German commanders and pit their wits against either a computer controlled opponent or a human opponent via LAN or the internet.

Play as the Allies in a desperate fight to maintain a foothold on the southern flank of Europe using the mountainous Greek terrain to achieve concealment and surprise. Or fight as the Axis, driving hard achieve a quick victory with minimal losses.

Battles in the game cover the Greco-Italian War, the German Invasion of Greece, the German Invasion of Crete, a fictional scenario for the Invasion of Malta by Axis forces, and numerous other "what if" scenarios that will allow you to reshape history.

Features Include:

  • Improved AI, Smarter both as an opponent and when executing your orders, including:
    • Force Allocation
    • Reaction and Reassessment
    • Formation code
    • Retreat code
  • Realistic Resupply System
  • Mixed Mode Movement and Slope Effects
  • New Equipment and Units from Italy, Germany, Greece, Crete, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Malta and Free France
  • Over 20 new maps!
  • Over 30 new scenarios!
  • Realistic Delay and Withdraw Tasks
  • Exit Tasks
  • Linked Tasks
  • Map Improvements
  • Enhanced Interface, including:
    • Order of Battle display
    • Display Tool Bar
    • New Planning Tools
    • Message Log and filters
    • SOP History Log
    • Enhanced Terrain popup
    • Improved Data displays
  • Additional Weather Patterns and Detailed Weather Modeling
  • Over 1,000 new Estabs
  • Force List Export/Import
  • Mod-able Victory Messages
  • Mod-able Terrain Key
  • ... and many more!

Conquest of the Aegean is now available for sale via the Matrix Games Online Store for a digital download price of US $49.99. Boxed copies will be available next week.

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