||  

  ||  

Back to News Listing Matrix Games Announces Hannibal: Rome and Carthage in the Second Punic War

Posted: Thursday, July 08, 2010 by Sean Drummy

Type: Press Release

From Cannae to Zama – Bring the mighty Roman Empire to its knees!

Matrix Games and Forced March Games (www.forcedmarchgames.com) are thrilled to announce that they have reached a publishing agreement to bring Hannibal: Rome and Carthage in the Second Punic War to gamers worldwide. Sporting original themed art, a fantastic soundtrack, and crisp, intuitive turn-based gameplay, Hannibal brings an innovative and fun blend of diplomacy, strategy, and tactical action to the ancient Mediterranean!

 

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said “From the first screenshots I was struck by Hannibal’s art direction and neat interface. Once we played it, we realized the solid gameplay will keep you coming back for more, even if you’ve never played a game set in this period before!  We believe all strategy gamers in search of a well-balanced and polished experience will appreciate this game and we’re proud to add it to the Matrix/Slitherine catalog!”

 

James Warshawsky, Lead Developer at Forced March Games, added, “We’re thrilled to be working with Matrix to bring Hannibal out to strategy and ancients fans. We’ve tried to take a unique approach to virtually all aspects of Hannibal to bring a truly fresh experience and we think that gamers will agree that we’ve done just that!”

 

Hannibal: Rome and Carthage in the Second Punic War is a new and innovative turn-based strategy game that puts you in command of the Carthaginian military during a period of total war over land and sea with the young Roman Republic. With this military juggernaut of the ancient world at your disposal, you will vie for control over Italy, Carthage, Spain and the Mediterranean Sea using a combination of strategic political maneuvering and sheer tactical skill both on land and sea. Play consists of two layers; the first is a strategic layer where you must prudently steer your forces to the destruction of Rome’s army and the ultimate destruction of the Republic and city itself. At your disposal are a variety of unit types and historical commanders from which to form your armies. On the tactical scale, when meeting the enemy in battle, skilled leadership and a knack for war come into play as you use a simple but engaging battle system to best your opponents.

 

Commanders would do well to be shrewd in both war and politics as they must use diplomacy and cunning to appease and satisfy their own senate while cultivating key alliances in places like Gaul and Syracuse. To ensure that no two games are alike, a variety of historical option cards are available in every game. These cards simulate a variety of plausible events like reinforcements, political influence, revolts, desertion, specialized battle tactics, and more. The end result is engrossing and addictive turn-based gameplay and a challenging AI opponent that will keep you coming back for just one more challenge and to try just one more different strategy. Hannibal features truly unique historically themed artwork in nearly all aspects of the game. This is coupled with loads of high quality, Ancient period music to make for an immersive and wholly enjoyable experience!

More Info

Hannibal: Rome and Carthage in the Second Punic War

  ( Views : 3336 )


In Other News..

Deal of the Week Pride of Nations

Monday, September 01, 2014

This week we offer you a great deal on Pride of Nations, Ageod’s biggest title ever! Pride of Nations allows you to reshape the world as one of the major countries of the 19th Century as you try to become the most prestigious nation. For the entire week, you will be able to grab this huge game for just $9,99!

Read more...

To End All Wars Releasing on Steam!

Friday, August 29, 2014

In a couple of hours, To End All Wars will hit the Steam stores! To End All Wars is already the considered by some fans to be the best Ageod game yet. With the Steam release,  comes also the release of the release of the new To End All Wars trailer that will help you get into the proper mood.

Read more...

Slitherine is recruiting: Programmers required

Friday, August 29, 2014

Slitherine is recruiting: Programmers required, to work at our offices in Epsom UK.

Read more...

Pandora: Eclipse of Nashira gets release date

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Since the release of Pandora: First Contact in late 2013, developers from Proxy Studios have been carefully collecting players’ feedback and thinking about the pros and cons that were highlighted by the community. At the core of this debate were requests about the diversity in this 4X sci-fi game, and the richness of the diplomatic relations between the factions. As a result the team has been working hard to make the game deeper and released several patches and a free expansion – Return of Messari – that went in this direction, and brought brand new content with a game changer that ensured fun and challenge for the late game.

Read more...

To End All Wars is now available!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

“This war, like the next war, is a war to end war.” (David Lloyd George – UK Prime Minister)

One hundred years ago today, Russian and German forces were standing facing each other in East Prussia. This early confrontation on the Eastern Front – known as the Battle of Tannenberg - resulted in the almost complete destruction of the Russian Second Army and the suicide of their main commander, Samsonov. On the German side the battle made Paul von Hindenburg famous for the rest of the war, and proved that moving troops quickly by train could bring a decisive advantage. Technology was an asset that could make all the difference in the years to come…

Read more...

Deal of the Week: Field of Glory

Monday, August 25, 2014

It is Monday again and we all know this means that it is time for a new Deal of the Week! This week we give you a big discount on the classic Field of Glory. This digital adaptation of the popular tabletop wargame offers great gameplay and, thanks to its easy-to-use PBEM++ multiplayer system, boasts a competitive multiplayer community. Now is your chance to join the ranks of the hordes of Field of Glory players for just $ 14,99!

Read more...

To End All Wars: Video, AAR and Interview!

Friday, August 22, 2014

With To End All Wars releasing in less than a week, it is time to show you some more of this grand strategy title. We have made for you a short video, a more in-depth After Action Report and today, the Wargamer published an interview with the development team. 

Read more...