PARIS – July 5, 2012 – War is about to get bigger! Wargame: European Escalation, the new real-time strategy hit acclaimed by both critics and players, recieves free new downloadble content content called “Conquest”, which we have the pleasure to show in these new screenshots!
This new, entirely free DLC offers a new multiplayer mode: “Conquest”. With seven new maps, this mode will shake up players’ habits and strategies, by adding a new type of control zone onto the battlefields, whose capture is essential for victory. This new mode is also playable against the AI, for everyone who wishes to practice before facing generals from all around the globe.
The Siege mode, introduced to Wargame with its previous DLC, is enriched with 2 new battlefields, while Destruction and Conquest modes welcome a newly-designed map: “Mecklenburg”!
This brand new DLC also brings a load of improvements, notably in the various multiplayer mode’s menus, with better visibility of players waiting for a ranked game, or better clarity in the optional choices during the creation of a game.
Finally, many units have had their stats updated for better balancing.
This is also a perfect occassion to announce that Wargame: European Escalation will be discounted 50% off this weekend on Steam! This incredible offer starts later today and will last until Monday, July 9th. This is definitely the perfect opportunity for everyone who has been hesitating, to step forward and acquire this exceptional strategy game!
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 critically lauded 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 is available for PC in retail and online stores.
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. 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
Erin Fan, TriplePoint for Focus Home Interactive