New Screenshots for Distant Worlds– Return of the Shakturi!

Matrix Games News Release

For Immediate Release

Staten Island , NY , December 13 th, 2010 – Matrix Games ( www.matrixgames.com) and Code Force ( www.codeforce.co.nz) are excited to release a pack of a dozen screenshots showing off their incoming  Distant Worlds  expansion,  Distant Worlds– Return of the Shakturi. The  new screenshots get into some intense space combat as they show off some new tech and weapons, including the awesome planet-destroying power of a behemoth Shakturi ship!

Also be sure to check out the newly released  promo video that does a great job of showing off Return of the Shakturi  as well!

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said“The Shakturi are not the type of creatures you want to invite over for the holidays and it’s going to take a clever and skilled space commander to bring them down! Are you up to the challenge?”

An ancient evil is returning to the vast universe of  Distant WorldsThe Return of the Shakturi is the highly anticipated expansion to the critically acclaimed 4X space strategy game Distant Worlds. In addition to a long list of new features and improvements,  Return of the Shakturi includes two new and unique alien races complete with riveting events that expand upon the original  Distant Worlds and move the timeline of the universe forward into its next chapter with exciting new endgame options. A completely new and vastly expanded research system with comprehensive new tech trees awaits, with new tech and options for avid ship designers such as fighters, bombers, missiles, Ion weapons, planetary facilities, regional capitols, and much more!

Return of the Shakturi also comes packed with interface improvements like an Empire Navigation Tool to provide quick access to everything in your empire, Action Buttons for one-click access to common tasks, an Enemy Targets list showing all known enemy threats, Build Orders to mass-produce groups of new ships in one simple step, and much more! All this coupled with new Empire Policies to fine tune the auto-management of your empire, new galaxy shapes, and extended modding support make  Return of the Shakturi an essential add-on to the vast, living galaxy of Distant Worlds!

Please note:  Distant Worlds– Return of the Shakturi REQUIRES ownership of the original full Distant Worlds game and is expected to release before Christmas, 2010.

Get more information on  Distant Worlds– Return of the Shakturi  from its official  product page and be sure to check out the new screenshots!

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 one hundred titles and several award-winning games, including  Gary Grigsby’s  War in the Pacific, Close Combat: The Longest Day, Harpoon 3 Advanced Naval Warfare, John Tiller’s Campaign Series, Conquest of the Aegean, Crown of Glory: Emperor’s Edition, Battles In Normandy  and  Norm Koger’s 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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