New Manual Section and Screenshots Released for War Between the States!

For Immediate Release

Staten Island, NY, June 5th, 2008– Matrix Games ( www.matrixgames.com) and 2 by 3 Games ( www.2by3games.com) are pleased to announce the release of more screenshots and another portion of the manual for their upcoming American Civil War strategy game, Gary Grigsby’s War Between the States. The newly released section of the manual includes advice on strategies both the Union and Confederate player can employ to achieve victory and highlights the wide variety of historical strategic choices both players have at their disposal to best their opponent.

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said“We want to showcase the infinite replayability and rich historical strategy found in War Between the States. Both sides of this conflict have many roads they can take to achieve victory, which in turn provides for plenty of fun and deeply engaging strategic gameplay.”

Taking gamers back to the American Civil War, Gary Grigsby’s War Between the States allows players to experience the trials and tribulations of the role of commander-in-chief for either side. Historically accurate, detailed and finely balanced for realistic gameplay, War Between the States is also easy to play and does not take months to finish.

Promote and cultivate talented young colonels or brigadiers to build Corps and Army commanders that will help you fight and manage the war effort from battles to training of recruits with the utmost efficiency and success. An innovative multi-faceted rank promotion system allows leaders to gain in abilities and power based on their successes, while also simulating the historical progression of leaders during the war. Each decision you make must be weighed carefully, as promoting and demoting leaders, entering neutral states, raising troops and many other actions cost you the political capital that will determine your ability to achieve victory.

Explore the historical tactics of the day to find the best wayto win. Use cavalry to raid the enemy supply depots and conduct reconnaissance to determine the best place to strike and then engage the enemy head on and watch the epic push and pull of battle unfold in front of you. In between battles, the mighty Union navy or brave Confederate raiders can strangle and disrupt supply flow at critical times in your campaign. Build river gunboats and transports to exploit the strategic value of the Mississippi and entrench and fortify key locations to deny passage to the enemy.

Test your mettle and strategic vision in one of the most bitterly fought contests in history– the War Between the States.

Get more information on Gary Grigsby’s War Between the States from its product page.

ABOUT MATRIX GAMES

Matrix Games produces, markets and publishes historical wargames as well as other computer gaming products. Since 2000, Matrix Games has published over three dozen titles and several award-winning games, including War in the Pacific, Conquest of the Aegean, Gary Grigsby's World At War: A World Divided, Crown of Glory, Battles In Normandy, Harpoon 3 Advanced Naval Warfare, Starshatter: The Gathering Storm and The Operational Art of War III. Matrix Games is based in Staten Island, New York. For more information, visit the Matrix Games website at www.matrixgames.com.

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Box Art:

http://www.matrixgames.com/images/box3d/100x100/ggwbts-3dbox-100x100.jpg

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http://www.matrixgames.com/images/boxflat/ggwbts-frontshot-800px.jpg

(Additional box art and other art assets, including flat and 300+ dpi box images, are available from the Matrix Games Press Media Area“Media” section)

Manual Pages:

ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/garygrigsbyswarbetweenthestates/strat1.jpg

ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/garygrigsbyswarbetweenthestates/strat2.jpg

ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/garygrigsbyswarbetweenthestates/strat3.jpg

ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/garygrigsbyswarbetweenthestates/strat4.jpg

ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/garygrigsbyswarbetweenthestates/strat5.jpg

ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/garygrigsbyswarbetweenthestates/strat6.jpg

Screenshot Pack:

ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/garygrigsbyswarbetweenthestates/WBTS_screens_6-4-08.zip

Screenshots:

ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/garygrigsbyswarbetweenthestates/WBTS_promo(1).jpg

ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/garygrigsbyswarbetweenthestates/WBTS_promo(2).jpg

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ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/garygrigsbyswarbetweenthestates/WBTS_promo(6).jpg

ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/garygrigsbyswarbetweenthestates/WBTS_promo(7).jpg

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ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/garygrigsbyswarbetweenthestates/WBTS_promo(11).jpg

ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/garygrigsbyswarbetweenthestates/WBTS_promo(12).jpg

ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/garygrigsbyswarbetweenthestates/WBTS_promo(13).jpg

ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/garygrigsbyswarbetweenthestates/WBTS_promo(14).jpg

Press Contact:

Matrix Games

press@matrixgames.com


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