WARS OF THE WILD WEST BROUGHT TO LIFE IN NEW PC GAME BIRTH OF AMERICA II

26th August 2008

Birth of America II: Wars in America 1750-1815 is the sequel to the successful historical strategy PC game Birth of America. Due for release in September 2008 by Ascaron and AGEOD, the new historically accurate battle strategy game allows players to experience wars in North America between the years of 1750 and 1815.

The Battle of Fallen Timbers (1791-1794) saw American military forces fight Delaware and Shawnee Indians for control of the Northwest Territory in the final battle of the North-West Indian war. Despite the Indians allegiance with British troops, victory belonged to the Americans, resulting in an end to major hostilities in the area for almost 20 years.

Players can choose to command either the Indian or American side in The Battle of Fallen Timbers campaign. The Delaware and Shawnee Indians are commanded by war chief Blue Jacket, who must ensure specific cities remain in Indian control by the end of the scenario. The Indian army has the advantage of betterleadership and military quality at the start of the scenario, but face a tough challenge defending their cities against the vast US Legion troops that outnumber them 2:1.

Alternatively, players can take on the role of veteran General Anthony Wayne to command the Legion of the United States army. The Americans must gain control of key strategic cities plus two Indian cities by the end of the campaign to be successful. The Legion of the United States army begins with disadvantages of poor leadership and troop quality, although these will both improve as the game progresses. The American army must avoid venturing into the regions of Fort Miami and Detroit as this will activate and anger recuperating British troops.

The Battle of Fallen Timbers historically ended with the signing of the Treaty of Greenville, leading to the formation of Ohio as a modern day state. However, Birth of America II gives players the chance to change history, implementing the best attack and defence strategies in order ensure a victory for their side.

Fast facts:

Publisher: Ascaron Entertainment

Web: www.Ascaron.com

Developer: AGEOD

Release date: 19th September 2008

PEGI: 3+

Format: PC

Genre: Historical Strategy

About Ascaron Entertainment

From Day One in 1989 Ascaron Entertainment has become one of the leading European“boutique” developers and Publishers of games for the PC, with many successful titles including Patrician, Port Royale, DarkStar One and SACRED.

Ascaron maintains development studios in Berlin, Gutersloh and Aachen (Germany), as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). Ascaron currently markets its products in more than 40 countries and over 15 languages.

Ascaron Entertainment (UK) is an independent office and is highly regarded on a domestic and global scale. With a professional reputation, full-service product management, and a wealth of experience in the games industry, the UK operation manages the international releases of Ascaron's entire catalogue, whilst also providing a bespoke publishing, sales, PR and marketing function to selected affiliate label partners. Ascaron Entertainment (UK) continues to be responsible for successfully launching titles into the UK market from developers and publishers worldwide. Titles include the popular UFO, Panzers, Cossacks and Blitzkrieg seriesof games, as well as critically acclaimed hits such as Call of Juarez, Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle and TrackMania United.

About AGEOD

AGEOD is an established independent French publishing company, founded in 2005 by a few French games industry veterans (including Philippe THIBAUT, designer of historical strategy award-winning games Europa Universalis™, Pax Romana™ , Great Invasions™, Birth of America™ and American Civil War™), based in Meylan, France (in the French Alps). Voted Developer of the Year by players on the Wargamer website in 2006 for our Birth of America game. Several new projects are under preparation for the coming months, and we expect most to be as successful as our last two titles, Birth of America™ and American Civil War™. AGEOD also offers an outlet for small independent studios and producers that are less fortunate in the marketing of their own games. AGEOD's first emphasis is placed on historical strategy games with original and innovative features. For more information, visit the AGEOD website at www.ageod.com.

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