Thursday, May 12, 2011

Panzer Command: Ostfront is now available (free for Kharkov owners)

The highly anticipated new entry into the Panzer Command series is ready

Matrix Games and Black Hand Studios are thrilled to announce that Panzer Command: Ostfront is now available! Now gamers can take command of the mighty German and Soviet tanks of the Eastern front via an ultra-realistic game engine rendered in a beautiful, 3D world. To mark the release, be sure to check out this new batch of screenshots!

Panzer Command: Ostfront will replace both Panzer Command: Winterstorm and Panzer Command: Kharkov and will include all the content from the previous two releases as well as new content. The game is available for $34.99 Download / $44.99 Physical with the physical version including a full color printed manual! Please note that due to printing schedules, the physical version will be shipping out in early June, but customers who order the physical copy will receive immediate access to the download version as well.

In addition, existing Panzer Command: Kharkov owners will get the full download version of Ostfront for free, but this amazing offer is only available for six weeks (until June 30) after which the free download version offer will no longer be available. Head over to this link for instructions on how to obtain the free download version of Panzer Command: Ostfront.

Potential commanders still on the fence can also try out the free playable pre-release demo that is open to all gamers regardless of whether they purchased the previous Panzer Command games.

Experience the Panzer Command series of tactical wargames. In the new Panzer Command: Ostfront, you are a company-level commander on either the Soviet or German side, fighting on the Eastern Front. Preserve your men and defeat the enemy, there is no other way! Panzer Command: Ostfront is the latest in a new series of 3D turn-based tactical wargames which include single battles, multi-battle operations and full war campaigns with realistic units, tactics and terrain and an informative and practical interface.

For scenario designers and modders, an innovative new Map Maker allows you to create your own realistic 3D maps from 500m to 2km scale based on actual historical locations with auto-generation features that help you create natural 3D landscapes quickly and easily. In conjunction with the powerful Scenario and Campaign Editors and the fully open unit data and models, this means that you have unprecedented access to modify the existing campaigns, maps, units and scenarios or create your own. There has never been a more open 3D tactical WWII wargame.

The list of improvements is too long for this release, but please check the Panzer Command: Ostfront product page for the full list and more information and be sure to check out the new screenshots.