Become Napoleon And Conquer Europe In New PC Game

20th March 2008

Napoleon’s Campaigns is an engaging battle strategy game from Ascaron launching in April 2008. Take on the role of the infamous leader Napoleon Bonaparte to experience renowned battles of the 19th century in complete historical accuracy.

For immersive realism, Napoleon’s Campaigns has been developed based on extensive historical records. The different battle campaigns take place in chronological order, starting with Austerlitz and Trafalgar in1805, through other famous battles such as Jena in 1806 and the Danube in 1809, ending with Napoleon’s final defeat at Waterloo in 1815.

There are more than 1,500 historical figures in Napoleon’s Campaigns, each with their own specific character traits. At Waterloo, Wellington’s stern countenance will mean a meticulously organised army, while during battle at Leipzig, Blücher’s decisive movements and sheer determination help to create a tactical and brutal conflict.

Napoleon’s Campaigns features over 1,000 different types of army units, including infantry, cavalry, cannons, warships, spies, doctors, partisans and engineers. These have been accurately recreated, from the type of formations they take during battle right down to the smallest detail of their uniforms.

Genuine political scenarios and military strategies add to the accuracy of Napoleon’s Campaigns. Geographical borders and topography are represented on a map based on real 3D satellite projection, so visual effects and gameplay are as realistic as possible. If an army is ordered to march from one city to another, it may take a day if the land is flat with roads, but it could take 5 days over mountains with a rough terrain.

Change history

Napoleon’s Campaigns also features an exciting bonus level with the chance to change history as Napoleon wins at Waterloo and achieves his biggest dream; invading England.

To play the demo of Napoleon’s Campaigns visit www.napoleons-campaigns.com

Fast facts:

Publisher: Ascaron Entertainment / Nobilis

Web: www.ascaron.com

Developer: AGEOD

Release date: 11th April 2008

PEGI: 3+

Format: PC

Genre: Battle 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 Blitzkriegseries of games, as well as critically acclaimed hits such as Call of Juarez, Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle and TrackMania United.

About Nobilis

Nobilis Group, founded in Lyon in 2001, is specialized in the publication and distribution of video games and video game accessories. Nobilis produces multi-platform games for PC, XboxTM, Xbox360TM PlayStation®2, PlayStation®3, PSPTM, Nintendo Wii™, Nintendo DSTM, and Interactive DVD.

Nobilis has distribution subsidiaries in France (Nobilis France in Lyon), Spain and Portugal (Nobilis Iberica in Madrid), Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg (Nobilis Benelux) and Italy (Rome). Some of the most prominent partners that feature in Nobilis’ catalogue feature 1C Company, Akella, Capcom, Cenega, City Interactive, Enlight Software, Focus, JoWooD, Lago, Lighthouse, RTL Enterprises GmbH, ZUXXEZ Entertainment AG…

Nobilis’ own games include“Destination Treasure Island™”(PC),“The Secrets of Da Vinci, the forbidden manuscript™”(PC),” Mountain Bike Adrenaline featuring Salomon”(PlayStation®2),“Moto Racer 3 Gold Edition”(PC),“Coffee Break™” (PC),“Destination: Treasure Island™”,“Cleopatra: a Queen’s Destiny™” (PC),“Emma® at the farm” (Nintendo DS™) ...

Nobilis France is also a manufacturer/distributor of accessories thanks to his own brand: Subsonic™. Nobilis produces multi-platform accessories for Xbox360TM, PSPTM, PSPTM Slim&Lite, PlayStation®2, PlayStation®3, Nintendo DSTM&Nintendo DSTM Lite and Nintendo Wii™.

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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