CLOSED BETA TESTING OF ELEMENTS OF WAR ONLINE HAS BEGUN

On the tactical map, thousands of players can fight for control of 50 territories simultaneously. This results in a continual shift in the balance of power between the Russian and American forces.

A single player version of Elements of War was released in stores in April by Kalypso Media. Elements of War Online is very different from this version in a number of ways. The focus of beta testing will be on the localization of the game as well as community and multiplayer features. Since the units of each faction are different, balancing will also be a major focus of the tests.

One of the most important new additions to the online version is that troops gain experience in battle, thus becoming stronger and earning new skills. Players can see at any time on the dynamic map where any hot spots are so they can send their armies into the fray of the action.

Players can sign up to join beta testing on the game's official

website: http://elementsofwar.gamigo.de/beta

Features at a glance:

.Tactical map with 50 different battle zones

.16 maps (forest, desert, town, plains, hills, snow)

.Element weapons )earthquakes, tornadoes, thunder, electro-magnetic pulses, storms)

.2 playable factions (USA, Russia); more factions in planning

.31 unit types for each faction (infantry, vehicles, planes,

helicopters)

.Experimental units (such as units with modern armor and uniforms)

.Up to 8 players on one map (4-on-4)

.Units gather experience and gain ranks, can be equipped and learn skills

.Destroyable environment

About gamigo AG

gamigo AG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Axel Springer AG, was founded in 2001 and has grown to become one of the leading publishers of free-to-play MMOGs in Europe. Since 2010, gamigo also publishes its games globally. A team of 100 employees works in the company headquarters in Hamburg and its branch office in New York City. The key to success is the emphasis on publishing high-quality games supervised by first-rate community management. The portfolio includes games from all ends of the gaming spectrum - from Facebook games and browser-based games to elaborate MMORPGs.

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