As we've seen with otherPR campaigns lately, sometimes the videos released are more entertaining than informative. However, this is an "after action report" from Matrix Games for their upcoming Command Ops: Battles from the Bulge. It gives players actual gameplay footage showing both the tactics and operational mechanics of the game.
Command Ops: Battles from the Bulge boasts hundreds of hours of gameplay through 27 scenarios. These cover the initial German offensive through the Allied counter-attack. A release date isn't included in the press release so stay tuned for further details.
New AAR Video for Command Ops: Battles from the Bulge!
Watch the Allies smash into German lines along the Sure River in this video AAR!
Staten Island, NY, April 26th, 2010 – Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and Panther Games are thrilled to release a video AAR for their highly anticipated World War II pausable continuous time operational game, Command Ops: Battles from the Bulge. The video AAR details the “Advance on the Sure” scenario from the Allied perspective and gives gamers a chance to see the intense gameplay on the tactical and operational level.
David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said “We’re very excited to announce the imminent release of the latest game in the award-winning series that brought us Conquest of the Aegean and Highway to the Reich. For many wargamers, these operational simulations are the pinnacle of realism and the future of operational wargaming, including a brilliant AI to both fight against you and help you intelligently manage your own units. There’s no doubt that Battles from the Bulge will bring a new level of innovation, stunning realism and incredible attention to detail – all the elements we have come to expect from Panther Games!”
Assess, Plan, Order and React – The Decisions are Yours!
Acclaimed developer Panther Games brings us to the bitter cold of Western Europe during the Winter of 1944 with Command Ops: Battles from the Bulge. Although the Battle of the Bulge is ground that has been visited by wargamers before, it has never been done with this level of fidelity and historical accuracy. The most advanced and realistic model of command decision-making implemented to date in a commercial wargame, combined with thorough historical research on the battlefields and forces involved in this campaign sets Command Ops: Battles from the Bulge apart from the competition.
Set during the hard fighting of the Battle of the Bulge, Command Ops lets gamers assess, plan, order and react at the operational level just like a real Corps, Division and Brigade commander. Hundreds of hours of gameplay await armchair generals who will be challenged to fight their way across 27 scenarios that stretch from the initial German surprise offensive to the powerful Allied counter-attack.
Command Ops: Battles from the Bulge also sports some of the most advanced and impressive AI ever devised in an operational-level wargame! It is your choice whether to manage every detail of your army, or have the friendly AI manage the war on a lower level while you plan the larger scale maneuvers designed to make short work of your enemy. Just as a historical commander, you can choose where you need to step in and when you need to stand back and let your subordinates do their jobs.
The enemy AI will use its skill to launch well-timed and coordinated strikes as it probes your lines for weakness while realistically reacting to your movements! In addition, for the enthusiastic mod community awaiting Command Ops, powerful tools like MapMaker and ScenMaker allow for the creation of maps and scenarios further adding to already near limitless replayability.
Get more information on Command Ops: Battles from the Bulge from its official product page and be sure to check out the new video!
ABOUT MATRIX GAMES
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