THE MOST REALISTIC WWII GAME EVER IS BACK

For Immediate Release

MOSCOW - March 13, 2009 - Leading Eastern and Central European publisher1C Company and Battlefront.com are excited to announce the immediate availability of the English language demo of Theatre of War 2: Africa 1943. Players who pre-order the game get both the instant download and the hardcopy with printed game manual and DVD.

The demo features an all-new full mission from the US campaign, "The Battle of Sidi Bou Zid" which takes place in early February 1943, as well as one Tutorial mission to get players acquainted with the command and control of their units.

Theatre of War 2 covers the events of 1943 during the operations in Tunisia. Players will have the option to lead the German Afrika Korps of Rommel in their last full-scale attack or be at the head of the opposing English and American armies, led by Montgomery and Eisenhower, during 15 missions in three campaigns. The game presents more than 40 types of vehicles, new units, improved graphics and sound, a new advanced visual system that considers even tiny tactical details such as observation angle and smoke screens, combat inside buildings and hand-to-hand fighting, a brand new interface, improved soldier AI and a detailed infantry damage system. Special attention is being devoted to multiplayer and user created missions.

MSRP for Theatre of War 2 is $45.00, however customers who have already purchased the first game, Theatre of War, from www.battlefront.com can save even more on their pre-order. If they have a valid license key for Theatre of War, they can pre-order Theatre of War 2 at a reduced price of $35.00 plus shipping&handling. The game will be released April 24, 2009 for download with the hard copy, including DVD and printed manual, available within 4-6 weeks.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS (demo and full game):

Minimum system requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista

Intel Pentium IV 3.0 Ghz

1 Gb System RAM

Video card: nVidia GeForce 6600 or ATI Radeon X800

1.5 Gb of HDD space (full game will require approx. 3.5 Gb)

DirectX 9.0 compatible sound card

DirectX 9.0c

Recommended system requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista

Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon64 X2

2 Gb System RAM

Video card: nVidia GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon HD 3850

1.5 Gb of HDD space (full game will require approx. 3.5 Gb)

SoundBlaster Audidgy 2 sound card

DirectX 9.0c

About 1C Company

1C Company specializes in distribution, publishing and development of business, entertainment and educational software. Founded in 1991, 1C has become the largest publisher and distributor of computer and video games in Eastern and Central Europe. 1C Company is widely acknowledged as a game developer and has several internal studios. Internal developments of 1C include IL-2 Sturmovik series and Theatre of War. 1C Company works as a publisher and producer with over 30 independent development studios and has produced over 100 projects for PC and consoles including titles like King of the Road, Space Rangers, Soldiers: Heroes of World War II, Perimeter, Fantasy Wars, Death to Spies, King's Bounty: The Legend.

For more information on 1C please contact us at the numbers above or go to our website at www.1cpublishing.com

About Battlefront.com

Battlefront.com is an independent, internet-based publisher and developer of superior war and strategy games since 1997! Among our games you will find the award-winning 3D tactical combat simulation series Combat Mission (three successive Wargame of the Year Awards). Other titles include the ultimate WWII RTS game Theatre of War by acclaimed developer 1C Company, grand strategy classic Strategic Command 2 Blitzkrieg by award-winning designer Hubert Cater, the WWII air combat game Down in Flames by Dan Verssen, the uniquely "realistic" Sci-Fi combat game DropTeam and the famous TacOps 4modern combat simulation, a commercial version of the official tactical training tool used by the U.S. Army. Look out later this year for the ultimate Napoleonic combat simulation HistWar: Les Grognards from Jean-Michel Mathé! Besides computer games, Battlefront.com offers a selection of books, prints, and other warfare related articles to one of the world's largest and fastest growing wargamer fan communities!

Find out more at www.battlefront.com

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Copyright© 2009 1C Company. All Rights Reserved.

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Martin

Battlefront.com

press@battlefront.com


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