SAN FRANCISCO – October 15, 2013 – Ubisoft has launched the Closed Beta for Panzer General® Online, the upcoming free-to-play iteration of the long-running PC game franchise, Panzer General®. Developed by Ubisoft Blue Byte in close collaboration with Funatics Software, Panzer General Online represents a new direction for the series, delivering WWII tank combat via intense tactical battles and an all-new card collecting system, all playable for free inside of a browser.
Aspiring tank commanders can learn more and register for the Closed Beta at the following link: http://cf.panzergeneral.com/en-US/homepage
In Panzer General Online, users will take control of legendary armored units like the Tiger Tank or the Nebelwerfer rocket launcher in either single or one of several multiplayer modes. The skirmishes are set in historically-inspired battles such as Monte Casino and the Battle of the Bulge.
Panzer General Online introduces a major new gameplay mechanic to the franchise – the trading card system. Users can collect and trade virtual miniatures of tanks, infantry and artillery to create, refine, and upgrade their personalized army. Players can also compose a strong deck of command cards which will allow them to call in devastating air strikes and order tactical manoeuvres that can turn the tide of battle.
The Closed Beta phase is now available for registered participants to get an early look and help the development team refine the gameplay prior to the game’s full release. Those who wish to take part in the Closed Beta or learn more about Panzer General Online can create an account and register on the official website: http://cf.panzergeneral.com/en-US/homepage
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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