Matrix Games has announced that Piercing Fortress Europa, the latest work of veteran game designer Frank Hunter, is now available for the PC. This new strategy wargame covers the Allied invasion of Sicily and campaigns for the Italian peninsula from 1943 through 1945. The title relates to Hitler's "Festung Europa" which referred to the plan to fortify the whole of occupied Europe in order to prevent invasion from the British Isles by the Allied forces.
The player has the chance to relive all the steps of the Italian Campaign, with historical orders of battle and freedom of action limited only by realistic logistics. All the units from Axis and Allies are represented (Britain, America, Canada, Poland, New Zealand, India, Brazil, Germany, Italy,etc.) and the player can choose to challenge the AI or a human opponent via PBEM.