Close Combat– Cross of Iron Is Updated

For Immediate Release

Staten Island, NY, August 25th, 2010– Matrix Games ( www.matrixgames.com) and Strategy 3 Tactics are proud to release the comprehensive 3.50.01 for their acclaimed Close Combat remake, Close Combat– Cross of Iron. The update comes with a handful of bug fixes, over a dozen recoded maps that handle walls and obstructions with improved coding conventions, improved and updated support for multiplayer features, and more.

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said”Close Combat– Cross of Iron is a spectacular way to experience the intense fighting on the Eastern Front. The replayability, ease of use, and robust multiplayer community give Cross of Iron the makings of a classic!”

Close Combat: Cross of Iron thrusts the player into a variety of tactical situations where the outcome of seemingly small engagements can dictate the entire course of the Second World War. Players start off as a junior officer leading their men into intense tactical battles in real time in any of the several classic Close Combat campaigns or the massive new Fuger's Ostliche Wut, or Fuger's Eastern Fury campaign. As players survive and win through the thickest, most intense period of fighting during the conflict, they will find themselves negotiating a wide variety of terrain, weather conditions, and enemies. Such diversity of circumstances will see the player advancing across the frozen winter, hot dusty summer, and muddy autumn all within one of several immersive campaigns.

Close Combat: Cross of Iron also includes vast improvements to the Close Combat multiplayer support with a new multiplayer campaign system for battles. The service consists of a Campaign Server to which players connect to play a Strategic Campaign. With the option to either play against the AI or in a unique Massive Multiplayer Campaign, players can connect to the action any day and at any time and fight battles against other human opponents as often as they like.

This update is comprehensive and will update all previous version of Close Combat– Cross of Iron to 3.50.01. Get more information on Close Combat– Cross of Iron from its official product page.

ABOUT MATRIX GAMES

Matrix Games produces, markets and publishes historical wargames as well as other computer gaming products. Since 2000, Matrix Games has published over one hundred titles and several award-winning games, including Gary Grigsby’s War in the Pacific, Close Combat: The Longest Day, Harpoon 3 Advanced Naval Warfare, John Tiller’s Campaign Series, Conquest of the Aegean, Crown of Glory: Emperor’s Edition, Battles In Normandy and Norm Koger’s The Operational Art of War III. Matrix Games is based in Staten Island, New York. For more information, visit the Matrix Games website at www.matrixgames.com.

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Box Art:

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Update File:

ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/CloseCombatCrossOfIron/CloseCombatCrossofIron-Update-v35001.zip

Press Contact:

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