The real-time strategy game developed for PC by Eugen Systems (R.U.S.E.™, Act of War) today unveils its multiplayer modes and its online functionalities made possible thanks to EugenNet, with an impressive two and a half minute video.
Commented by Alexis Le Dressay, Creative Director of Eugen Systems, this trailer will help players discover the unique dimension of this new strategy game. Its huge, ultra-detailed battlefields, which display over 100 million partially destructible and flammable objects, offer intense battles on a realistic scale -- up to 150 km²! As many as eight players may battle together during online matches; from 1-on-1 to 4-against-4, all configurations are possible. The game is backed by online features reinforcing social networking and interactions between players. All this and more is explained in this new video for Wargame: European Escalation.
One bit of last minute news – players who preorder the game online via the official website or Steam will be granted today exclusive access to the new multiplayer Beta. This last beta will allow testing the multiplayer and undergo the final tuning required for Wargame, before its full launch on February 23rd!
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 released on PC in retail and online stores in February 2012.
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 www.eugen.fr