Released in early 2012, Wargame: European Escalation by Eugen Systems became
the new benchmark in real-time strategy games, praised by critics and
Today, its sequel, Wargame: AirLand Battle, has been unveiled for the first
time in this teaser video. Planned for released for 2013, Wargame: AirLand
Battle will bring the series to a brand new dimension. Today's video gives a
glimpse of the spectacular new features to come!
Wargame: AirLand Battle will be presented for the first time at Gamescom
2012 in Cologne next week at the Focus booth in the business area (Hall 4.2,
Stand I-050a) and at Koch Media's booth in the public area (Hall 7.1, stand
B051 - B041)!
While the first Wargame made a splash with its powerful engine, Wargame:
AirLand Battle will be the series's leap forward by bringing a level of
detail never before seen in a real-time strategy game. The new version of
the IRISZOOM Engine™ will display spectacular graphics with a wide variety
of units, scenery, and impressive topography reproduced from satellite maps,
all of which are visible in today's teaser.
Just like its predecessor, Wagame: AirLand Battle takes players through a
series of conflicts commanding NATO and Warsaw Pact troops between 1975 &
1985 at a turning point of the Cold War. In this episode, war rages in
Northern Europe, notably Scandinavia, whose architecture and magnificent
landscapes are faithfully recreated in the game.
Wargame: AirLand Battle allows players to command all military resources of
the Cold War era from tanks to planes. A total of 150 planes strengthen the
playable arsenal of the game, from fighters to bombers to electronic warfare
planes. Four new nations and their vehicles join the original eight from the
first installment, making a total of over 750 vehicles and combat units
rendered in realistic detail! Wargame: AirLand Battle also brings
authenticity to the next level thanks to a new weapons system, better
handling of fire effects, and a new Urban Combat Interface (UCI) allowing
for battle inside cities.
The solo campaign is composed of several new dynamic campaigns, during which
players manage all aspects of battle by leading each squad of the Theater of
Operation and making good use of reinforcements and strategic support.
Wargame: AirLand Battle still allows customization of armies in solo and
multiplayer modes thanks to the 'Deck' system, which is now being enhanced
with an integrated 'viewer'. Ultimately, each decision made will have an
impact on the tactical outcome of battles and evolution of the global
conflict! Prepare to re-enter the Cold War in 2013!
About Focus Home Interactive
Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is an independent French publisher
based near Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality
of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that
have become benchmark titles worldwide - such as Blood Bowl, Sherlock
Holmes, TrackMania, Runaway and also Cities XL and Cycling Manager.
In 2012, Focus will publish ambitious games such as Wargame: European
Escalation, the new real time strategy game from the creators of « R.U.S.E.
»™; Game Of Thrones™, the role-playing game adapted from the bestseller saga
written by George R.R. Martin; The Testament of Sherlock Holmes™ on PC and
for the first time ever on consoles; Of Orcs and Men, a great roleplaying
game featuring Orcs and Goblins; Confrontation®, the video game adaptation
of the famous board game universe by Rackham and also the official video
game of Le Tour de France.
About Eugen Systems
Eugen Systems, founded by the Le Dressay brothers, has specialized in
real-time strategy games on PC and next-generation consoles (Xbox 360 and
PS3) for 10 years.
Based in Paris, Eugen Systems released Act of War: Direct Action, one of the
most acclaimed RTS games in 2005, and last year R.U.S.E.™, considered by
many to be the best RTS ever released on consoles.
For more information about Eugen Systems, visit their official website