The update comes with a handful of bug fixes, over a dozen recoded maps that handle walls and obstructions with improved coding conventions, improved and updated support for multiplayer features, and more.
David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said ”Close Combat – Cross of Iron is a spectacular way to experience the intense fighting on the Eastern Front. The replayability, ease of use, and robust multiplayer community give Cross of Iron the makings of a classic!”
The extensive and immersive Grand Campaign mode will give you both the original Close Combat and all new battles and operations that will test your tactical mettle. Start as a junior officer leading your men into battle in real time. As your knack for tactical brilliance and taste for glory grows stronger, earn promotions and get a larger number of forces at your disposal.
Close Combat: Cross of Iron still brings all of the classic aspects of the Close Combat system which made it the best real time tactical war game available, while still delivering fresh content and new gameplay dynamics. Features like unique artificial intelligence and game play elements that affects every individual soldier’s psyche provide tactical combat fanatics with unprecedented levels of realism in soldier and unit psychology and realism.
New features :
- Battle HQ. This is an online Lobby system where you can meet up with other players, and even launch H2H (Head to Head) multiplayer games.
- Mod Swap. This powerful application allows you to modify your installation safely with any of the numerous community modifications that are available. The modifications give you different theatres to fight in, with new Teams, Units, Weapons, and Battles to fight.
- MMCCIII Client. This new application gives you a new Campaign system for your battles. The Service consists of a Campaign Server to which you connect to play a Strategic Campaign. There is a Single Player Server provided with Cross of Iron which you can play on your own PC. However, there are also online Massive Multiplayer Campaigns available which run 24x7 to which you can connect anytime (requires and Internet Connection).
- Classic Maps. Cross of Iron comes with all the original Close Combat III Battles, Operations, and Campaigns. However, Cross of Iron presents you with an entire new Campaign for you to fight as either German or Russian, and is based on actions between 1943 and 1944. In addition, there are 26 new maps never released before and 6 modified maps from the original game, gathered together in 12 Operations spanning 12 months of the Russian Front Campaign, from dry summer landscapes through mud and snow.
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