En bref. Matrix confirme que la seconde extension de Order of Battle – Pacific est désormais disponible. Intitulé US Marines, cet add-on ajoute quelques unités et fonctionnalités supplémentaires pour simuler au travers de onze scénarios les plus fameuses batailles que menèrent les Marines américains durant leur reconquête des îles du Pacifique tenues par l’Empire du soleil levant (stratégie dite à l’époque du saute-mouton afin d’atteindre plus rapidement le Japon). Au passage voici d’ailleurs une récente infographie récapitulant certains de ces épisodes, comme Guadalcanal, la bataille de Tarawa, ou encore celle d’Iwo Jima.

Pour plus d’informations sur le jeu de base et cette extension, voyez le communiqué suivant, cette page chez Matrix ainsi que notre Test de Order of Battle – Pacific et celui du DLC Morning Sun. Ou aussi l’article Order of Battle – Pacific : La fourche (1ère partie) / (2nde partie).

 

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Communiqué

“The Few. The Proud.”

Order of Battle: US Marines is releasing today on PC and Mac!

Epsom, UK – April 7, 2016.

“There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion.” – Gen. William Thornson, U.S. Army

Today Order of Battle, one of the most epic wargames of 2015 (81 Metascore, 89% of positive reviews on Steam, listed as best strategy game ever by PCGamesN), meets the U.S Marines corps in a brand new DLC.

Players are thrown into the adventurous island-hopping campaign of 1942-1945: a long and bloody military operation that started with the assault of Tulagi and advanced across small and isolated jungle islands, reaching up to the iconic epilogue at Iwo Jima.

Order of Battle: U.S Marines is the second expansion of the franchise and it includes a campaign with 11 brand new scenarios against the Imperial Japanese troops. Players fight, amongst others, the historical battles of Guadalcanal and Tarawa. In these savage landscape enemies adapt their strategy from ruthless assaults to deep and well-prepared defensive systems.

U.S. Marines faction has new units on its side and the new support fire ability for Heavy Infantry.

Onwards to victory! Semper fidelis!

A special 10% launch discount on the DLC is available for a limited time period!

Also tonight, on April 7, 20.00 (CEST), we are going to give players a sneak peek of the game on the official Twitch channel of the Slitherine Group!

Slitherine is part of the Slitherine Group

About the Slitherine Group
The Slitherine Group is the world’s leading producer and publisher of digital wargames and strategy games. Under the Slitherine (www.slitherine.com), Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and Ageod (www.ageod.com) brands it has published literally hundreds of games, with many award-winning titles in its portfolio and spanning all digital platforms, from home consoles to modern Smartphone’s and Tablets. Slitherine is also involved with book publishing, board gaming and works with a wide array of key licensing partners, such as HISTORY®, MILITARY HISTORY®, Games Workshop®, Horrible Histories™, Showtime, BBC, Osprey, Scholastic, Buzz Aldrin Enterprises and many others to deliver the best blend of historical accuracy in an exciting and entertaining way. Together the Group companies form the world’s largest organization specializing in this important and vibrant niche. The Slitherine Group’s mission over the coming years is to lead the way in innovation and growth in an ever expanding segment of the entertainment industry.