New York, NY (July 4, 2007)– The upcoming military tactical combat simulation from Battlefront promises an extensive gaming experience for wargame and strategy aficionados. Set for a worldwide release on July 27, the game will retail for $39.99/€39.99.
Paradox Interactive released today some new information on one of the most talked about features in the game: the Scenario Editor.
The editor is an extremely powerful tool with a wide range of options to create 3D maps from scratch, set and mix various types of asymmetrical goals, create entire linked campaigns and even program the entire computer opponent AI.
The Map editor gives gamers a unique chance to create 3D topographical maps from scratch and create anything from cities to mountains, forests, deserts and more.
The Objectives scripting allows players to script each mission objectives in a way never before possible in a wargame. Instead of simply chasing for flags or killing units for points, the following can be set:
-Territorial objectives, with varied point values, set to Touch, Occupy, Destroy or Preserve, Known to one side or both or neither!
-Unit objectives, with varied point values, set to Spot (you get points for identifying the enemy, notfor killing it), Destroy, Damage; known to one side, both, or neither
-Parameters: for each individual side the amount of points it gets for causing or avoiding casualties can be set along with preserving ammo, keeping cohesion etc.
By mixing these different options players can create unique missions with unique goals, these can even be different for each side in the same scenario.
The player can create regular one-off scenarios but also entire fully scripted campaigns like the main Syrian campaign, create a short series of battles, or a long drawn out war, tracking units from BOTH (!) sides as they return to fight several times against each other, set variables for refitting, repair, replacements and so forth.
A wargamer favorite is the ability to script the AI and customize it for each individual battle and scenario. The scenario designer can create several plans for the AI opponent to follow so that the player will never know what expects him, and can set waypoints, behavior andother parameters for the AI to follow.
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About Paradox Interactive
Paradox Interactive has been a leading publisher and developer of strategy games for the PC platform since 1999. Well-known worldwide for their strategy titles, the company has a particularly strong presence in Europe and the US. The steadily growing publishing portfolio includes in-house developed titles such as critically acclaimed franchises Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron; as well as third party titles that include Rush for Berlin in North America, Galactic Civilizations II in Europe and upcoming worldwide release of Combat Mission: Shock Force.
The experienced development team has just released Europa Universalis III, which has won numerous awards worldwide. Visit http://www.paradoxplaza.com for more information.
Battlefront.com is an independent developer and online publisher of Superior War and Strategy Games, and home to one of the largest and fastest growing wargaming communities on the net. The current portfolio of games sold via battlefront.com and through other publishers includes a lot of award-winning titles, such as the Combat Mission series, Strategic Command, TacOps (a commercial version of the official US Army training tool), the tank simulation T-72:Balkans on Fire, the air combat strategy game Down in Flames, and the "realistic" Sci-Fi mechanized combat online game DropTeam. Upcoming titles from Battlefront include Theatre of War by 1C Company, Histwar: Les Grognards and of course the new Combat Mission flagship game Shock Force. Find out more at http://www.battlefront.com and join the online community!