Staten Island, NY, May 25th, 2005 – Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and Strategic Studies Group (SSG) (www.ssg.com.au) are very pleased to announce that the next game in the Decisive Battles Series, Battles in Italy, is now available for purchase from the Matrix Games web store. Battles in Italy brings the award-winning series to three pivotal battles: Sicily (Operation Husky), Salerno (Operation Avalanche), and the unfortunate Operation Shingle, the invasion at Anzio.
Battles in Italy is an operational wargame that takes you to three of the toughest fought battles in the Mediterranean – the invasions of Sicily, Salerno, and Anzio. You are given complete control of either the allies or the axis armies and must utilize strategy and tactics to overcome your opponent. All three campaigns incorporate many new improvements and enhancements to the Decisive Battles series. Some of these updates include rules for surrender, political units, cooperation between countries, and improved amphibious invasions!
The Decisive Battles of World War II Series has won a number of awards, including War Game of the Year from both Computer Gaming World and Gamespy, Editor’s Choice from PC Gamer, and The Wargamer’s Award for Excellence. The series features an operational setting with an easy to use interface. The game is approachable by beginners and masters with customizable AI options to give any skill level a run for their money. Battles in Italy comes with an extended tutorial to help new players get started.
ABOUT MATRIX GAMES
Matrix Games produces, markets and publishes historical wargames as well as other computer gaming products. Since 2000, Matrix Games has published several award-winning games, including Highway to the Reich, Starships Unlimited, Uncommon Valor and Korsun Pocket. Matrix Games is based in Staten Island, New York. For more information, visit the Matrix Games website at www.matrixgames.com.
ABOUT STRATEGIC STUDIES GROUP
Strategic Studies Group (SSG) was founded in Australia during the 1980s by Roger Keating and Ian Trout with the release of their first game, Reach for the Stars. Over the last twenty years and over fifty computer games, SSG has grown from a fledgling company to one of the driving forces in Computer Strategy in the world today. SSG’s Decisive Battles series has won as much acclaim as any modern wargame. Their work continues with Battles In Italy. For more information, visit the SSG website at www.ssg.com.au.