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Posted: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 by Shaun Wallace

Type: News

Award-Winning Wargame Expands Distribution with Red Ant Enterprises

Matrix Games and Panther Games ( www.panthergames.com ) are pleased to announce an agreement with Red Ant Enterprises ( www.red-ant.com.au ) to expand the distribution of the award-winning Highway to the Reich™ to wargamers in Australia and New Zealand .

Highway to the Reich™ is the second wargame released by Panther Games in their critically acclaimed Airborne Assault series. The new release covers the famous WW2 Operation Market Garden, a daring airborne operation designed by the Allies to breach the German defenses and end the war before Xmas 1944.

Historically, the Germans reacted quickly and were able to stymie the advance by the British armor up the single “Hell's Highway” while they overran the valiant British paratroopers who were defending a bridge too far. In Highway to the Reich , players get to take on the role of either the Allied or German commanders and pit their wits against either a computer controlled opponent or a human opponent via LAN or the internet.

Highway to the Reich™ is receiving rave reviews in the USA and Europe . It is being heralded as “revolutionary”, “extraordinary”, “the new future of wargaming”. At its heart is “the best AI ever seen in any game”. For the first time, players can command like real operational commanders. Or as the GameSpot reviewer puts it “It's hard to convey just how cool this system is, because not only does it eliminate the massive amount of micromanagement inherent in most wargames, but it does so in a way that makes it feel like you're really commanding forces in the field.”

Thanks to Red Ant Enterprises, Highway to the Reich™ will now be available from Electronic Boutique, Harvey Norman and other quality software stores throughout Australia and New Zealand .

For more information, visit the website at http://www.highwaytothereich.com or check the main Matrix Games page at http://www.matrixgames.com .

Panther Games Pty Ltd design and develop state of the art computer wargames. Based in Canberra , Australia , they have been in the games business since 1985, when they launched their first board wargame Trial of Strength . They released their first computer wargame, Fire-Brigade , in 1988 and won many awards including the prestigious Charles S Roberts award for Best 20 th Century Computer Wargame. In 2003 they launched Red Devils over Arnhem , the first in their new Airborne Assault series. Their games are now published by Matrix Games of New York. For further information see www.panthergames.com .

Matrix Games produces, markets and publishes historical wargames as well as other computer gaming products. Since 2002, Matrix Games has published several award-winning games, including Highway to the Reich, Korsun Pocket, Uncommon Valor and Eric Young's Squad Assault . Matrix Games is based in Woodbridge , New Jersey . For more information, visit the Matrix Games website at http://www.matrixgames.com .

Red Ant is a 100% owned Australian company specializing in the distribution of interactive entertainment and edutainment software. For further information see www.red-ant.com.au .

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