T72: Balkans On Fire! Goes Gold! Gameplay Videos Released!
Battlefront.com and IDDK/Crazy House proudly announce that T72: Balkans on Fire! has now officially reached “Gold” status and is ready for release.
Production of the finished goods (CDs and printed manual) begins immediately, and the game is expected to ship to customers in late June/early July.
Pre-orders are also accepted immediately from www.battlefront.com.

The game is available for only $35 plus Shipping & Handling. It comes with a fully printed 70 page game manual and 2 Game CDs. The game will not be sold in stores, but – like all Battlefront titles - will only be available via mail order directly from www.battlefront.com. Products ship out of Battlefront’s US warehouse in Vermont and their European warehouse in Ireland (no additional taxes or duties to European customers).

Videos!
A free playable demo will be released around the time of release in 4-6 weeks. Meanwhile, a number of exciting gameplay videos have been released today by Battlefront.com!

Direct link to download videos: www.battlefront.com/products/t72/movies.html

Multiplayer and future plans
Battlefront.com and IDDK/Crazy House also disclosed today, that the work on a multiplayer add-on is already underway. The add-on is planned to include full online multiplayer support (the current release allows for single player and LAN only) for up to eight players as well as 20 completely new maps. At least one new playable tank is planned as well! The add-on is expected to be ready for release at the end of the year.

GAME FEATURES
T72: Balkans on Fire! is set in the violent period of civil wars which ravaged Yugoslavia from 1991 to 1995. It puts the player as a Russian volunteer tank commander right into the turret of some of Russia’s best tanks – the T-72B, the T-55A and the T-34-85.

T-72 Balkans on Fire! uses a stunning 3D and physics engine to produce state of the art effects and realism. Below is a list of some of what awaits you
inside!

• Three types of playable tanks modelled: T-34-85, T-55A and T-72B
• Control individual crew stations (Commander, gunner or driver)
• Wide variety of armored vehicles included as well as infantry, artillery, engineering vehicles, helicopters and trucks
• Command attached units (infantry and armor) up to a full tank platoon
• Mechanized infantry can be transported inside trucks and APCs and on tank hulls
• Detailed modelling of each vehicles fire control systems, main and secondary weapons, ammunition types, engine management and transmissions, starting and driving procedures
• Realistic night vision combat capabilities – realistically modelled low light level and infrared sights
• More than 70 types of buildings and installations that can be damaged or destroyed
• Over 40 types of plants, trees and grass sway in the breeze
• High-quality modelling of water surfaces and amphibious vehicle capabilities
• 5000+ polygons per vehicle including detailed bump mapping
• Scalable realism settings
• Powerful mission and structure editor available
• LAN Network multiplayer

>Advanced Physics and Environmental Game Engine
o Vast open spaces with draw distances of more than 2 km
o Topographic height differences on maps of up to 800 m
o Realistic passage of time transitions (day changes to night)
o Dynamic weather and environmental effects: smoke, fog, rain, rainbows, dust, wind effects
o Deformable terrain – shell holes and trenches dug out in real time
o Destroyable structures, vehicles and vegetation
o Clouds cast shadows
o Optical lens flares and sun glare effects
o Realistic ballistics – wind effects, shell aerodynamics and flight characteristics, barrel wear and droop
o Shell impact angle calculations
o Detailed armor penetration results
o Post-penetration shell path and damage assessments
o High Explosive fragmentation dispersal calculations
o Realistic vehicle and structure collision detection and damage
o Individual internal and external vehicle system damage modelling including track damage, engine overheats, fuel leaks, turret jams, crew casualties,
bailouts and more DirectX - 9.0b

For more information on T-72: Balkans on Fire!, please visit:
http://www.battlefront.com/products/t72/

>BACKGROUND INFORMATION

>About Battlefront.com
Battlefront.com is an independent, internet-based publisher and developer of superior war and strategy games, among them the award-winning 3D tactical WWII combat simulation series Combat Mission (three successive Wargame of the Year Awards). Other titles include the innovative Dangerous Waters combined arms naval warfare simulation by SONALYSTS COMBAT SIMULATIONS, the grand strategy classic Strategic Command – European Theater (PC Gamer – 90%), as well as the famous TacOps 4 modern combat simulation, a commercial version of the official tactical training tool used by the U.S. Army. Besides computer games, Battlefront.com offers a selection of books, prints, and other warfare related articles to one of the world’s largest and fastest growing war and strategy gaming fan communities!

Find out more at www.battlefront.com

>About IDDK
IDDK Group is an independent Russian publishing house, incorporating multimedia and games publishing, manufacturing, distribution and retail networks. The Games Department of IDDK had been created two years ago and "T-72: Balkans on Fire!", developed by CrazyHouse, is its first international release. IDDK works in collaboration with dozens of Russian and Ukrainian game development studios, focussing on realistic battle sims, innovative action games and kid's games based on original story and characters.

For more information about IDDK, please visit: http://www.iddk.ru/en and http://games.iddk.ru
For more information about CrazyHouse, please visit: http://www.crazyhouse.ru
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