BATTLES OF 19TH CENTURY NORTH AMERICA INVADE A STORE NEAR YOU

Birth of America II: Wars in America 1750-1815, the sequel to the successful strategy PC game Birth of America, is available to buy in stores today. Developed by strategy specialists AGEOD, this new historically accurate battle strategy game from Ascaron allows players to experience wars in North America between the years of 1750 and 1815.

Spanning a period of 65 years, the game enables players to re-enact many significant battles that influenced North American history. Battle strategy fans can re-live the cleverly thought out tactics of Dunmore's War (1773-1774), experience the Indian–British allegiance of The Battle of Fallen Timbers (1791-1794) and ensure all cities are successfully conquered in The Battle of New Orleans (1815).

The game features the opportunity to command each campaign from a US, British or North American Indian perspective, taking on the roles of famous historical characters such as Chief Cornstalk, Blue Jacket, Lord Dunmore, General Anthony Wayne and General Pakenham.

Birth of America II uses a combination of turn based strategic gameplay and tactical moves to destroy the opponent’s armies and conquer certain cities. Based on true historical battles and authentic characters and units, players can truly experience important historical American events.

Improved AI and a new turn based strategy system truly enhance gameplay, whilst extensive maps that cover America and Europe create a highly realistic and authentic battle strategy experience. Players can truly immerse themselves in the experience of commanding infamous American battles.

Birth of America II for PC is on sale now.

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, City Life 2008 and TrackMania United.

About AGEOD

AGEOD is an established independent French publishing company, with several success games including Wargame of the Year 2007 "AGEOD's American Civil War™".

AGEOD's first emphasis is placed on historical strategy games with original and innovative features, the company has been voted Developer of the Year by players on Wargamer.com in both 2006&2007. AGEOD has several new projects are under preparation for 2008 and 2009, and we expect most to be as successful as our two last titles (AGEOD's American Civil War™ and Napoleon's Campaigns™).

AGEOD also offers an outlet for small independent studios and producers. For more information, visit the AGEOD website at www.ageod.com.

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