En bref. Matrix diffuse une nouvelle bande-annonce pour confirmer la sortie hier de la suite de Flashpoint Campaigns : Red Storm. Jeu qui a bénéficié de nombreuses améliorations, voyez d’ailleurs à ce propos le sixième chapitre des notes de développement qui évoque en détail le cas de l’IA.
Si vous aimez les wargames pointus, si le contexte hypothétique de la fin des années 80 en Europe Centrale (précisément le sud de l’Allemagne) ne vous rebute pas, ni l’échelle disons opérationnelle (grand tactical…), voilà très certainement de quoi bien vous occuper cet hiver.
Pour plus d’informations sur Flashpoint Campaigns – Southern Storm, qui pour le moment n’ose pas avancer vers Steam, voyez cette page chez Matrix Games.
Concernant Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm, voyez cette fiche chez l’éditeur ou par ici sur Steam. Concernant le battle pack Flashpoint Campaigns: Germany Reforged voyez celle-ci chez Matrix ou par là sur Steam. A lire éventuellement si besoin notre test de Flashpoint Campaigns : Red Storm.
Flashpoint Campaigns Southern Storm Out Now
Nine years after the release of Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm, On Target Simulation returns with a new masterpiece. Flashpoint Campaigns: Southern Storm is finally available, exclusively on the Matrix Games store. Hundreds of meticulously researched platforms and weapons, detailed orders of battle, and realistic modeling of modern combat, including armor, infantry, helicopters, airpower, and chemical and nuclear weapons, all wrapped up with a new user interface and PBEM++ multiplayer support.
Flashpoint Campaigns: Southern Storm has an innovative WEGO asynchronous turn resolution system which models command friction, and it’s set at the height of the Cold War, with the action centered on 1989.
A slick and customizable user interface and a vastly improved and re-modeled gameplay and combat resolution system are only the tip of an iceberg of awesome changes and upgrades that represent an entirely new generation of Flashpoint Campaigns.
Twenty-four stand-alone scenarios and fourteen more linked campaign scenarios spread across three detailed campaigns involve NATO and Warsaw Pact forces from the US, France, Canada, West Germany, the Soviet Union, East Germany, and Czechoslovakia.
• Your forces will engage the enemy on 20km x 15km or larger rendered real-world map locations. Each hex is 500m of militarily significant terrain. Each battle can last 4 to 24 hours of in-game time.
• Your troops will meet their foes during any time of day and any weather.
• Your efforts in this complex battlespace will be constantly challenged by modeled features like Electronic Warfare, Air Superiority, Realistic Weather, Line of Sight and Fire, Terrain and Elevation, Smoke and Mines, and Human Factors like training, morale, and readiness. All these elements must be considered if you are to be victorious on the battlefield.
• To help you navigate these critical factors, the game is packed with information dialogs, map overlays, and range rings to aid you as Commander, master the situation, and understand the capabilities of your forces.
• Southern Storm covers areas of Southern West Germany on 40 plus maps and an extensive selection of military equipment from 1980 to 1989. You will lead forces from the United States, France, Canada, West Germany, the Soviet Union, East Germany, and Czechoslovakia. These nations will be fighting in many replayable scenarios and campaigns, both in solo efforts or with allied nations fighting by your side.
• You will be immersed in a data-rich simulation where each nation has information on National Characteristics, Command Parameters, and Orders of Battle. Data Tables are packed with era-specific equipment and troops. Weapon Systems of the time, such as guns, missiles, precision munitions, small arms, and much more, are comprehensively modeled.
• As a toolkit, you can create your scenarios and campaigns. You can also dive deeper and create or modify game data, artwork, and sound effects as you see fit. All these modding capabilities are supported by detailed documentation.
Physical Manuals will begin shipping from January 9th, 2023. You will receive a serial number to allow you to start playing the digital download version of the game as soon as you complete your order.