Darmstadt, October 8th, 2007– The first in a new series of four“Producer in a Box” videos for the upcoming strategy title Panzer Tactics DS is now available for download. This first video in the series introduces viewers to the first authentic, turn-based WWII strategy game for the Nintendo DS™. In the video, project manager Johanna Schober from Austrian development studio Sproing explains the game’s different play modes and starts one of the first missions.
The video is available for download from:
Three more videos– due to be released over the coming weeks– will showcase the wide variety of units, special commando units and officers as well as the game’s comprehensive multi-player mode. Panzer Tactics DS will be released in the US, Germany, Austria and Switzerland in the fourth quarter of 2007 exclusively for the Nintendo DS™
1939: The world stands on the brink of one of the greatest armed conflicts in the history of mankind: the Second World War. Players assume command of the most powerful armies of the time: The German Wehrmacht, the Soviet Army or the Allied Forces. Experience the demanding strategic level of the conflict n three historically-based campaigns for the first time ever on a handheld platform.
- <*>Three exciting single-player campaigns on the side of the German Wehrmacht, the Soviet Army or the Allied Forces*> <*>30 nerve-wracking, historical missions, including undercover missions behind enemy lines*> <*>Over 150 different marine, land and air units as well as 20 different special attacks*> <*>30 heroic officers who provide their units additional motivation*> <*>Exceptional depth of play and complex computer opponent behaviour make the game playable again and again*> <*>Multi-player mode for up to 4 players on 10 different multi-player maps (LAN, Wi-Fi, Hot Seat mode)*> <*>Online ranking table*> <*>Playable using stylus, buttons or a combination of both*> <*>Optional bonus mission goals to unlock additional missions and tactical optimizations*> <*>Wide variety of combat animations for all units and a wide range of special effects for explosion and weather depiction*>
About 10TACLE STUDIOS AG:
Listed in the General Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, 10TACLE STUDIOS AG (WKN: TACL10, ISIN DE000TACL107) is one of Europe’s leading independent developers and producers of high-end computer and video games. 10TACLE STUDIOS AG produces top-quality products that meet international development standards, and its product portfolio covers all relevant, high-growth segments in the games market. Currently, around 440 employees work for the Company at its headquarters in Darmstadt and the development sites in Hanover, Duisburg, London, Charleroi, Bratislava, Budapest and Singapore. 10TACLE STUDIOS AG’s revenue increased in the first six month of 2007 to€19.4 million EUR (first six months 2006:€12.71 million EUR). During the same period, EBIT increased sharply to€3.37 million EUR (previous year:€2.3 million EUR).
Sproing is one of the German-speaking region’s leading game developers.
The firm develops both nationally and internationally exceptionally successful games for all current platforms (PC, Nintendo DS, Wii, Playstation 3, Playstation 2, PSP, Xbox360, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, Playstation 1 and many more). In doing so Sproing uses their own in-house developed middleware, the Athena Engine, which makes the creation of complex game content on a wide variety of platforms incredibly efficient. Amongst their most well-known games are titles such as„Panzer Tactics DS“,„Undercover– Operation Winter Sun“ and„Undercover– Double Game“,„Jacked“,„Best Friends: Cats and Dogs“, the„Moorhuhn“ series as well as sales hits such as„Traumschiff Suprise“ or„7 Dwarves“. The entire list of the over 50 games developed to date can be found on the Web site at www.sproing.com.
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