Battleground Europe Coming to Retail Stores
Company: Tri Synergy
Boston, MA (July 21st, 2005) — Tri Synergy, a leading publisher of utility, entertainment, and reference software, has agreed to partner with Playnet Inc, a developer of massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs), to publish "Battleground Europe"- the latest installment of the successful game, "WWII Online". The game has an estimated shipping date of September 1st with pre-ordering now available. Details at the official website: http://www.battleground-europe.com

"We have not journeyed all this way across the centuries, across the oceans, across the mountains, across the prairies, because we are made of sugar candy...but if anybody likes to play rough, we can play rough too."
- Winston S. Churchill, Prime Minister of England December 30th 1941

BATTLEGROUND EUROPE – Volume 1 of the WWII Online Virtual Battlefield Series – is a totally unique MMOG that delivers the ultimate Player v Player (PvP) experience where only your skills and knowledge, and those of your enemy, determines your fate and the outcome of the war. Its design allows players with adequate rank to plan and carry out tactical missions in first-person combat. Even decisions and strategic planning that control Research, Development and Production (RDP) of weapons, and the supply and deployment of equipment and troops, are in the hands of each country's High Commands that are staffed by high-ranking players.
Grab a rifle or machine gun and experience heart-stopping infantry action or choose to advance your skills in one of dozens of accurately modeled combat vehicles, naval vessels or aircraft. Succeed and help the cause of the Allied or Axis forces. Fail and watch your side get pushed back and struggle for a foothold in this massive, persistent online world involving players from around the world competing in 24x7 action to help their country win the war for their side.

The game world of "Battleground Europe" is set in the years 1940 through 1942 and includes Belgium, Luxembourg and parts of Holland, Germany, France and England. A truly massive, single-instance MMOG environment with the current game map measuring over 354,000 square miles and featuring more than 36,000 strategic objects such as factories, city buildings, bunkers and bridges placed among 4,000+ facilities in 450 cities and towns. Future volumes in the series will expand the game world into other theaters of WWII and add more countries and weapons.

"Our team's design goal for this project is to provide a unique PvP gameplay experience that has enough depth to keep even the most hardcore war gamers and strategy gamers challenged, while at the same time deliver enough action, variety and roles to play to appeal to First Person Shooter (FPS) and Role Playing Game (RPG) fans alike," said Jim Mesteller, CEO of Playnet.

"The game is already established and successful game in North America with a dedicated base of thousands of players," stated Tri Synergy President & CEO Tamra Nestler. "It offers an incredible amount of freedom to the player who can choose from a wide variety military roles at the start of their campaign and then go on to rewrite history in this historic online world. We are excited about bringing this next installment of the game into retail stores."

GAME FEATURES
- Thousands of players sharing a single world- First person perspective in all game play
- Huge game world measuring more than 350,000 square miles
- Character advancement and career paths unlock new features and permissions
- Strategic systems driven by player missions and command
- Growing list of 90+ weapons including aircraft, tanks, anti-aircraft guns, trucks, rifles, machine guns and more!
- Groundbreaking physics and damage modeling - Localized in English, French, German, Spanish & Italian

BATTLEGROUND EUROPE official website: http://www.battleground-europe.com

About Tri Synergy, Inc.
Founded in Dallas, TX in 1996, Tri Synergy is an independent computer software and video game publisher and distributor that offers developers a more profitable alternative to traditional affiliate label and licensing deals. Contact Shane Nestler for additional info: shanen@trisynergy.com.

About Playnet Inc.
Playnet, Inc. is an Internet technology company with patent-pending technologies. Playnet specializes in design and development of massively multiplayer online games at its internal software design studio, Cornered Rat Software (CRS), and its Playnet.com division operates a web-based hosting service designed to accommodate the needs of online gamers and their communities for its own and 3rd-party game titles.
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