WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – (October 31, 2012) –Maximum Games (MG) and Slitherine Ltd. have announced the upcoming launch of HISTORY® Legends of War: Patton, an explosive new turn-based strategy game slated to hit shelves next month.
Scheduled to release November 20, 2012, HISTORY® Legends of War: Patton allows players to assume the role of General George S. Patton during his legendary WWII campaign. Beginning in August 1944, the game follows Patton’s Third US Army starting in and moving from the west of France to the heart of Germany. Players will lead their troops into historical conflicts as they battle their way from the blood soaked beaches of Normandy to the war torn streets of Berlin.
“Patton is possibly the greatest known WWII hero in history,” said Len Ciciretto, president of MG. “And this game is by far the best portrayal of war in the world of console turn-based strategy.”
Developed by Slitherine and Enigma Software Productions, HISTORY® Legends of War: Patton offers a unique combination of console strategy gaming, turn-based tactics, and RPG elements as players cross the Western European Theatre in an epic campaign to end the war. The game features a single player Campaign as well as individual missions, and a local multiplayer Hot Seat mode. Players will be challenged across 21 different missions over 4 unique operations, and command special units including snipers, commandos, fighters, bombers, and more.
Mission types include Attack, Defense, Infiltration, and Sabotage. Additionally, throughout the campaign, players earn and apply prestige points to enhance their army and techniques. Prestige is awarded based on players’ proficiency in completing missions.
“One of the most brilliant aspects of this game is the manner in which your army evolves,” said Ciciretto. “Just as real combat soldiers learn and improve, the game demands and allows the same of its players.”
At the start of each mission, the historical dates of Patton’s battles are displayed on-screen, putting players at the center of the action, and applying a uniquely fact-based framework which completely immerses the player.
HISTORY® Legends of War: Patton is available next month on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC platforms, and is rated T by the ESRB. For more information, please visit www.maximumgames.com.
About Maximum Games
Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Maximum Games publishes premier interactive video games for all leading platforms. For more information on Maximum Games, visit the company’s website at www.maximumgames.com.
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) and Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.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®, 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.