Darmstadt, August 20th 2007– Shortly after the recent launch of the official Codename Panzers: Cold War™ website the first gameplay video from the upcoming real-time strategy highlight has been made available at www.panzers-coldwar.com. Against a background of music from the 50’s the video shows the physically determined destruction of buildings and demonstrates the new Gepard3 engine’s performance. In the newest episode of the“Codename Panzers” series buildings collapse realistically based on the angle of attack, and each collapse is unique and individual. Electronic Arts is handling the European sales and distribution for the newest episode of the“Codename Panzers” series, with the PC version due for release in the first quarter of 2008. A first playable version will be presented together with EA at the Games Convention.
During the Cold War conflict, a period in which the differences of opinion between the occupying forces of the Allies and the Soviet Union become ever sharper, an aircraft accident occurs over Tempelhof Airport during the Berlin Blockade resulting in grave consequences. The tragic collision of an American airplane carrying relief goods with a Russian fighter plane costs not only the lives of both crews, but also overstretches the already tense relations between the occupying forces. Under the command of the merciless Stalin, the Red Army has undergone a tremendous expansion at the end of the Second World War and has more-or-less been waiting for the right time to extend their territory to the West by attacking the NATO forces. This incident thus gives Stalin all the incentive that he requires!
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Stormregion Software Development Kft., a 10TACLE STUDIOS AG subsidiary, is one of the leading software developers in Hungary and is specialized in developing 3D realtime strategy games for the PC. Stormregion became famous around the global gaming world in 2004 with the development and release of its multi-award-winning realtime strategy game "Codename Panzers". The "Codename Panzers" game series has sold millions of copies worldwide. The GEPARD3 engine is the Hungarian game factory's homegrown development tool. This technology has been developed further for the latest wave of next-generation games so that it can also be used by other development studios in the 10TACLE STUDIOS AG family. Stormregion has been designated as one of the first officially-licensed developers for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in Hungary, and employs more than 100 people, who are working on current projects.