WARGAME: EUROPEAN ESCALATION STORMS IN WITH NEW SCREENSHOTS !

Wargame: European Escalation, the new real-time strategy game for PC by Eugen Systems, specialist of the genre and developer of the critically-lauded R.U.S.E.™ and Act of War: Direct Action™, today unveiled a series of 4 exclusive screenshots! European Escalation is a real-time strategy game built around depth and reflection, the key element of all classic wargames. A game that innovates while staying true to the genre, real-time strategy fans will want to explore Wargame: European Escalation when it launches Fall 2011.

Today's 4 new screenshots once again immerse us in the heart of the intensifying conflict between the forces of NATO and those of the Warsaw Pact! Both sides fiercely battle today for the control of a capital strategic asset, a nuclear power plant. The impressive battle that ensues rages in a nearly post-apocalyptic ambiance; and if its outcome is uncertain so far, it will be your task to take the lead of one or the other army in order to change the tide of battle when the game releases on PC, in November 2011!

With its incredible graphics engine, Wargame: European Escalation delivers spectacular clashes rendered in incredible detail. The impressive zoom feature allows you to fly across huge maps (dozens of square kilometers) and then dive down to earth without any transition. This commanding view lets players stay at the heart of the fight, monitoring hundreds of tanks, helicopters and soldiers at once.

All this creates a grand visual showcase: explosions, lights, and raging fires are all presented in exceptional detail. Everything has been designed and developed to produce a photo-realistic rendering of the battlefield. This is complemented by highly detailed models of more than 300 different playable units, all faithful to their real-life counterparts. Zoom down from the sky to reveal even the smallest bolts and tank treads!

For experienced RTS players as well as fans of the genre, Wargame: European Escalation will deliver a gaming experience that is both fun and deeply tactical. War never has felt so real, with a level of detail that raises the bar on the strategy game genre.

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About Wargame: European Escalation

Wargame: European Escalation, the new real time strategy game from Eugen Systems, a specialist of the genre and developer of the criticallylauded Act of War: Direct Action, and more recently R.U.S.E.™.

Wargame: European Escalation is built around depth and reflection, the key elements of classic wargames. Above solid foundations, Eugen Systems builds an impressive list of features and enhancements in order to provide a unique and innovative gaming experience to all real-time strategy fans.

Wargame: European Escalation features intense real-time battles, stunning graphics, and the amazing IRISZOOM™ system, which allows a continuous zoom from a global view of the map to the heart of the action. With real strategic gameplay, rich content, integration of EugenNet© and its numerous online services, Wargame: European Escalation will unite all the world’s biggest strategy fans.

Set in the rarely explored period of 1975-1985, Wargame: European Escalation pits NATO (USA and Western Europe) against the Warsaw Pact (Soviet and Eastern European countries) in battles that explore “what could have been.” The specter of nuclear warfare loomed large over the real Cold War, but this catastrophic outcome was the ultimate last resort as everyone knew that the first one to start nuclear hostilities would end up wiped out just the same. Large, armored offensives through Europe would certainly have been the core of this hypothetical war; and this is what the game’s explosive campaign takes you through!

Wargame : European Escalation will be available exclusively on PC, november 2011.

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 2011, Focus will publish important games such as A Game Of Thrones ? Genesis, a strategy game adapted from the bestseller novels ?Game Of Thrones? by George R.R. Martin, The Next BIG Thing, a great adventure game by the creators of Runaway, The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Confrontation and also the official video game of Le Tour de France.

http://www.focus-home.com

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 www.eugen.fr  


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