Focus Multimedia Announces the Retail Release of Men of War: Red Tide
April 2010 – Focus Multimedia, one of the UK’s leading PC games and software publishers, brings the stunning RTS game Men of War: Red Tide to UK retail for the very first time.

A fresh, unique take on WWII strategy games, Men of War: Red Tide is the standalone sequel to the critically acclaimed RTS Men of War. Focusing on the bloody battles between the Russian and German forces in and around the Black Sea, the game features epic battles fought through the eyes of the soldiers.

This exciting mixture of RTS and third‐person action introduces the “Black Coats”, a fighting force of Soviet Marines renowned for their brutal efficiency during the height of World War II.

The player controls this fearless, elite combat group, specialising in dangerous engagements along the Black Sea coastline. Storm heavily defended German and Romanian coastal batteries before moving inland to confront the Nazi invasion force. Do you have what it takes to command the most brutally efficient fighting force in the world?

Features:
• Over 20 action-packed missions featuring Soviet, German, Romanian and Italian forces
• Six intense historical battles and landing operations during 1941-1945, including Odessa and Sevastopol
• Over 100 different historically accurate military units: tanks, artillery, armoured cars, war ships and more
• New air support options include fighters, bombers and hydroplanes
• Naval fire support from cruisers, destroyers and gun boats
• Highly detailed destructible WWII environments and characters faithfully recreated with cutting edge graphics

Men of War: Red Tide is the second title of a new partnership between Focus Multimedia and leading Eastern European games publisher 1C Company, progressing Focus’ expansion into the full price gaming market. Focus is the UK’s market leader in impulse price PC games and software.

Men of War: Red Tide releases on Friday 16th April, and is available from all good games retailers for the suggested retail price of £19.99.

Watch the video trailer on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew_YSllX4Xs

About Focus Multimedia
Focus Multimedia is the market-leading publisher of impulse price PC games and software in UK retail, with over 25 million units sold since 1995. With numerous Number One bestsellers in its range, Focus excels in taking a product and positioning it as a successful franchise in the UK & Ireland, and also through partners in key foreign territories. The privately owned British company works closely with renowned publishers, developers and IP owners worldwide to help develop, license and distribute market-leading products through multiple sales channels. From packaging, manufacturing and marketing to sales, merchandising and customer support, every step of the process is managed by Focus' knowledgeable staff, who between them have decades of experience in the interactive entertainment industry. Successful franchises marketed by Focus include Amazing Adventures, Bejeweled, Driving Test Success, Hidden Expedition, Mystery Case Files and Nancy Drew. For further information on Focus Multimedia please visit www.focusmm.co.uk

About 1C Company
1C Company specializes in the distribution, publishing and development of business, entertainment and educational software. Founded in 1991, 1C has become the largest publisher and distributor of computer and video games in Eastern and Central Europe. 1C Company is widely acknowledged as a game developer and has several internal studios. Internal developments of 1C include IL-2 Sturmovik series and Theatre of War. 1C Company works as a publisher and producer with over 30 independent development studios and has produced over 100 projects for PC and consoles including titles like Space Rangers 1 & 2, Soldiers: Heroes of World War II, Men of War, Men of War: Red Tide, Perimeter, Fantasy Wars, Elven Legacy, Death to Spies, King’s Bounty: The Legend and King’s Bounty: Armored Princess. For more information on 1C Company please visit www.1cpublishing.com
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