Matrix annonce que la première extension pour Order of Battle – Pacific est enfin disponible. Intitulé Morning Sun, cet add-on propose de jouer les combats qui eurent lieu à partir de 1937 lors de la Seconde Guerre sino-japonaise, qui dura jusqu’à la capitulation de l’Empire du  soleil levant en 1945. Au programme 50 nouvelles unités, trois types de terrain supplémentaires et 11 scénarios permettant de découvrir ce conflit peu souvent abordé dans les wargames.

A noter que la sortie du jeu est accompagnée d’un patch 2.2.5 (téléchargeable par ici), et que les développeurs préparent toujours de nouvelles fonctionnalités (multijoueurs en connexion directe – TCP/IP, mode escarmouche, éditeur de campagnes, pions style Otan). Ainsi que trois futures autres extensions (dont a priori deux autres sur le thème du Pacifique) et même une version iPad du jeu.

Pour plus d’informations sur Morning Sun, disponible aussi dans notre boutique en ligne, voyez l’infographie suivante puis cette fiche chez Matrix ou celle-ci sur Steam, ainsi que notre Test de Order of Battle – Pacific ou l’article Order of Battle – Pacific : La fourche (1ère partie) / (2nde partie)

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Changelog V2.2.5 – January 28, 2016

(-) New campaign overview menu, placing each campaign on a large world map.
(-) New nations: Nationalist & Communist Chinese factions and the Japanese puppet state Mengjiang in Mongolia.
(-) 100+ new unit types: Cavalry, horse transports, biplane fighters and bombers, Germanand Soviet vehicles and aircraft in Chinese service.
(-) New terrain types: Rice fields, Asian towns, pine forests and the Great Wall of China.
(-) New movement sound effects for pre-1940 units.
(-) Tactical bombers more effective against ground targets.
(-) Airstrips can be created with the new “Construction Group” unit. These can contain 3 aircraft and provide 10 air supply.

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Order of Battle: Morning Sun is releasing today on PC and Mac!

Epsom, UK – January 28, 2016.

We often consider that the Pacific Theatre of WW2 started on December 7, 1941 with the surprise attack against the US naval base at Pearl Harbor. But tensions in this part of the world actually erupted years before, when the Japanese army launched a massive operation aimed at invading China.

This often-overlooked conflict engaged hundreds of thousands of men and featured huge-scale battles. The Battle of Shanghai, in 1937, described by Peter Harmsen as the Stalingrad on the Yangtze, is a very good example of this.

Today Order of Battle, one of the most epic wargames of 2015 (80 Metascore, 91% of positive reviews on Steam), explores this exotic theatre of operations with the release of Morning Sun, an expansion that introduces new scenarios exclusively covering the Second Sino-Japanese War.

It also expands the proven game mechanics of the series, by introducing more than one hundred new units, including cavalry, biplanes and other vehicles from this period!

Also tonight, on January 28, 20.00 (CEST), we are going to give players a sneak peak of the game on the official Twitch channel of the Slitherine Group !

A special 10% launch discount on the DLC is available for a limited time period. We are also going to offer a free Steam key to anyone who bought a copy from the Matrix Games or Slitherine store, once the game is available on this digital platform

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