Wargame Fans Besiege Gates of Troy!
Company: Matrix Games
Staten Island, NY, December 3rd, 2004 - Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and Slitherine Strategies (www.slitherine.co.uk) are pleased to announce that their new turn-based empire-building and ancient battles game, Gates of Troy has officially “Gone Gold.” and will be available for sale in December.

Gates of Troy is an epic style turn based strategy game that takes you on a journey through the Trojan Wars, right down to the giant Trojan Horse. Command heroes like Hector and Achilles as you battle through 6 campaigns of ancient warfare. Enjoy the skill and strategy of commanding over 50 different units and 19 different heroes. If that isn’t enough, anyone who owns Spartan will be able to enjoy all their old favorite battles on the new, improved, Gates of Troy engine. If you don’t have Spartan fear not, for Gates of Troy is playable without any previously installed software.
David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said, “We are proud to add such a noted game series as Slitherine’s to the Matrix line. Gates of Troy is an addictive simulation for fans of empire building, war strategists, and general gamers alike. It is a truly enticing visual and tactical experience for anyone who enjoys strategy.”


List of Features

· Three interactive Tutorials
· Six Campaigns
o The Trojan Wars
o The pass of Thermopylae
o Greek Colonization
o Pre-Historic Greece
o The Ionian Revolt
o Grand Campaign with Rome & Persia
· Beautiful zoomable 3D campaign map
· Full 3D battles with battle setup, formations and free zoom and rotation during battle execution
(Optional 2D for slower machines)
· Land and Naval warfare, including Naval Invasions, Sieges and Assaults
· City and Empire management
· Vassalization of foreign nations through diplomacy
· Diplomacy and Trade (Improved)
· Research and Construction
· Improved AI
· Auto Resolution of Battles (Improved)
· Mission objectives, Historic Events and Capital Cities
· Extra mod features
For more information, check the main Matrix Games page at www.matrixgames.com for future press releases and discussions.

ABOUT SLITHERINE STRATEGIES
Slitherine Strategies is part of Slitherine Software, an independent UK developer. They are a small and highly talented team who have been in the games industry since the early 1990's. They are dedicated to bringing highly playable and approachable strategy games to the mass market. Two of the founding members are also world champions in tabletop wargaming, giving them an incomparable insight into the workings of strategy games. This combined with their experience of working on high profile entertainment software ensures that their games are both highly addictive and historically accurate. Legion, Slitherine's first game, sold over 150,000 copies worldwide and is still selling. For more information, visit the Slitherine Strategies website at www.slitherine.co.uk.

ABOUT MATRIX GAMES
Matrix Games produces, markets and publishes historical wargames as well as other computer gaming products. Since 2002, Matrix Games has published many award-winning games, including Highway to the Reich, Starships Unlimited, Uncommon Valor and Korsun Pocket. Matrix Games is based in Staten Island, New York. For more information, visit the Matrix Games website at www.matrixgames.com.
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