10th September 2008
Birth of America II: Wars in America 1750-1815 is the sequel to the successful strategy PC game Birth of America. Due for release on the 19th 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 New Orleans in January 1815, fought between British and Americans, was the final major battle of the War of 1812. British General Pakenham, unaware that the peace Treaty of Ghent had been signed, led 300 troops to invade America’s vast Western lands. Outnumbered by over 2000 American soldiers, Pakenham was significantly defeated, fleeing with his troops from the region of Louisiana.
The campaign can be played as the Americans, leading forces into battle as General Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States. To win The Battle of New Orleans, players must conquer five strategic cities and ensure that the objectives of Nouvelle Orleans, Grand Ecor Blanc, La Borgne and Pontchartrain are successfully completed.
If the player bravely decides to try and conquer New Orleans as the British, they can rule as General Sir Edward Pakenham. Victory will be claimed if the battle ends with the British in control of two strategic cities and all objectives completed successfully. However, players must be aware of the hazardous bayou creeks and US fortifications that act as dangerous traps for the British troops.
The Battle of New Orleans historically ended with an American victory with General Pakenham dead and British troops retreating from the region. However, the game gives players the opportunity to change this, taking victory for Pakenham and altering the course of history.
Publisher: Ascaron Entertainment
Release date: 19th September 2008
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.
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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