Battle Mages Coming in March 2004

This was already announced by Buka Entertainment a few weeks ago (story), but GMX Media today confirmed that it has secured UK rights to publish Battle Mages. Developed by Targem, Battle Mages is "a high-scale modern game that combines tactical strategy, quality role-playing system and original adventure elements." The game is scheduled for March 2004. Read the press release for more details and grab the playable demo if you haven't done so yet.
GMX MEDIA ANNOUNCES BATTLE MAGES LONDON, UK (January 7 2004) - GMX Media today announced that it has secured UK rights to publish The PC title ? Battle Mages. ?Battle Mages promises to be a fantastic title, we look forward to releasing it in the UK.? Commented Barry Leonard COO of GMX Media. "Buka Entertainment is proud of one of The Entente and believes that GMX Media will present it to the UK audience in the best way", said Maxim Mikhalev, Buka's Vice-President International. ?Battle Mages? is a high-scale modern game that combines tactical strategy, quality role-playing system and original adventure elements. The game takes place in a classic fantasy world, where different races and nations live side by side. Each of them has its own culture and traditions, which are carefully guarded from external interference. But none of them realizes that soon it will cease to matter. All the old conflicts will seem insignificant in the face of new global threat that will turn the world upside down. So put on the mage?s cloak and learn how it feels to be an ordinary wizard. You will have to find the strength to right the wrong, to unite various races against common enemy. Dive into the wonderful world, spoiled by insidious traitors and avid ideas. Features: · Modern 3D engine that can easily render huge play areas, various weather conditions, realistic shadows, water reflections and various magic effects. · Advanced artificial intelligence responsible for adequate town development and tactically correct unit movements in battles. · Gripping unpredictable plot. · Totally self-sufficient game world, which lives and develops on its own, regardless of the player. · A vast variety of races with unique buildings, units, behavior and battle tactics. · 3 Magic Schools: Chaos Magic, Nature Magic and Energy Magic. A great number of various beautiful and efficient spells, including special features of each school. · You command not just separate units, but whole troops, which provides a view over the whole battle with unlimited amount of warriors. · Advanced role system of player?s stats development, including leadership and magic skills. · Ability to improve troop stats through battles and with the help of found artifacts. · Various play tactics, depending on the player?s preference: · You can use your troops as bait for enemy troops and fight by means of magic. · On the other hand, you may not study magic at all, but direct all your energy on war craft. · Or find the golden mean ? command the troops efficiently and support them in battle by magic spells. · And many other features of fantasy world?