London, UK – September 18th, 2013 – Today, Ubisoft announced that Panzer General® Online’s English closed beta phase has started. Developed by Ubisoft Blue Byte in close collaboration with Funatics Software. Panzer General® Online represents a new direction for the Panzer General® series by focusing on web-based intense tactical multiplayer battles.
Thanks to its new free-to-play model Panzer General® Online will be available for all players willing to experience historical inspired battles from World War II. Directly playable from their browser with no download required, the game is making its first step in the Digital’s game world.
In both single-player and multiplayer modes, users are taking control of an army made of legendary units like Tiger Tank or Nebelwerfer rocket Launcher. The single-player campaign allows them to take part in historically-inspired battles such as Monte Casino or the Battles of the Bulge. In the multiplayer mode, players will be able to challenge each other and discover which one is the finest strategist and has the best War’s skills. Panzer General® Online also incorporates a trading card system: during their playing experience, users can collect and trade virtual miniatures of tanks, infantry and artillery to create their own personalized army.
They can also compose a strong deck of command cards which let them call devastating air strikes and order tactical manoeuvres that can turn the tide of battle.
With Panzer General® Online, as a Leader of the Army, the player has the opportunity to become a master of the Art of War by making the best tactical decisions, taking the correct choice of units and lead his troops to a great victory.
To take part in this experience, players can create an account and register for the closed beta on the official website: www.panzergeneral.com
About Blue Byte, a Ubisoft studio:
Blue Byte was established in 1988 and released its first hit game in 1991: Battle Isle. This was followed in 1993 by the development strategy game The Settlers®, which established itself as a longlasting favorite. In 2001, Blue Byte was acquired by Ubisoft, and in 2004 the studio moved into the premises of Ubisoft’s German branch in Düsseldorf. The team at Blue Byte is responsible for new productions of The Settlers® and ANNO®. The studio is also active in the free-2-play genre with the web-based browser game The Settlers Online, available in several languages and currently captivating millions of players worldwide.
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