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Kharkov gets a huge update

Posted by: Sean Colleli at 4/6/2010 7:25 PM
Matrix games has a big patch for all the players of Kharkov: Disaster on the Donets. The update has a usual array of bugfixes and UI upgrades but also adds three new campaign scenarios. Most of these engine improvements were done for the latest expansion for the game, but Matrix wanted to give regular players the enhancements and a lot of free content too. To patch your game up to build 1.20, head over to matrixgames.com and download the update.


Kharkov: Disaster on the Donets Gets a Major Update

A major new update to the famed gaming system is advancing side-by-side with the newly released expansion!



Staten Island, NY, April 5th, 2010 – Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and Strategic Studies Group (www.ssg.com.au) are pleased to release the comprehensive 1.20 update for Kharkov: Disaster on the Donets. The update includes three new free scenarios (Operation Konrad, Operation Husky, and Kirovograd), several major rule changes, UI and controls improvements like an “Entrench All” button, and some bug fixes.



The update’s release coincides with the release of Across the Dnepr: Second Edition a new expansion for Kharkov: Disaster on the Donets!



David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said “This is a gigantic update for Kharkov fans. Apart from reaping the benefits of all the engine improvements SSG has been hard at work on for Across the Dnepr: Second Edition, the three new free scenarios will surely keep armchair generals busy for quite a while! We hope that this encourages Kharkov owners to also try the new Across the Dnepr: Second Edition expansion, which presents players with one of the best operational challenges in wargaming.”



Kharkov: Disaster on the Donets is the latest strategy title from the award-winning team at Strategic Studies Group. A synthesis of the very best elements of two critically acclaimed and top-rated game systems, Decisive Battles and Battlefront, and a successor to both, the new Kharkov: Disaster on the Donets brings to life a campaign of epic scale and dynamic battles on the Eastern Front of World War II.



Command the Soviet forces, newly confident after stopping and throwing back the Barbarossa offensive, or try the elite and seasoned German army now reconstituted after winter losses and ready to regain the initiative. Two separate forces prepared offensives in the same area in the spring of 1942. When the dust had cleared the Germans had managed a great victory that opened the doors to the drive on Stalingrad. But the outcome was far from certain and in Kharkov: Disaster on the Donets, history is yours to rewrite!



This update is comprehensive and will bring all previous versions to 1.20. Get more information on Kharkov: Disaster on the Donets from its official product page.





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Matrix Games produces, markets and publishes historical wargames as well as other computer gaming products. Since 2000, Matrix Games has published over one hundred titles and several award-winning games, including Gary Grigsby’s War in the Pacific, Close Combat: The Longest Day, Harpoon 3 Advanced Naval Warfare, John Tiller’s Campaign Series, Conquest of the Aegean, Crown of Glory: Emperor’s Edition, Battles In Normandy and Norm Koger’s The Operational Art of War III. Matrix Games is based in Staten Island, New York. For more information, visit the Matrix Games website at www.matrixgames.com.