Back to News Listing Larry Bond's Harpoon Ultimate Edition Now Available!

Posted: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 by Erik Rutins

Type: Promotion

20 Years of Harpoon – this is Harpoon - Ultimate Edition!

Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and Advanced Gaming Systems (www.computerharpoon.com) are thrilled to announce that Larry Bond’s Harpoon – Ultimate Edition is now available for purchase! This comprehensive bundle, unlike any that has previously been released for Harpoon on the computer, represents a digital history and "Collector's Edition" of Twenty Years of Harpoon that every Harpoon gamer will want to have on their shelf for years to come.

Larry Bond’s Harpoon- Ultimate Edition is the most powerful and complete modern naval warfare simulation on the market and a must have for any Harpoon fan!  Read on for important upgrade information!

Owners of Harpoon 3 Advanced Naval Warfare or Harpoon Commander’s Edition are entitled to a $25 discount on the purchase of Larry Bond’s Harpoon – Ultimate Edition.

If you already own either Harpoon 3 Advanced Naval Warfare or Harpoon Commander's Edition, please go to this link to receive a $25 discount code towards your purchase of Harpoon Ultimate Editionhttp://www.matrixgames.com/discount/harpoonUE.asp

Please note that physical boxed versions of Harpoon – Ultimate Edition will be available after November 15th, but are not available at release.

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said “If you like modern naval combat, Harpoon is the most detailed and realistic simulator on the market. The Ultimate Edition of Harpoon contains virtually everything from this fantastic product’s long lineage and it deserves a place in any naval warfare fan’s game library!”

Harpoon – Ultimate Editionis the best and most comprehensive compilation of computer Harpoon games ever assembled!  The two flagship products in the Harpoon line up, Advanced Naval Warfare and Commander’s Edition come highly expanded and improved from their previous versions. Advanced Naval Warfare comes with a full suite of editors, upgrades and expansion to the sonar models, boarding actions, encrypted databases, and more! Commander’s Edition sports an all new EMCON AI, an expanded WestPac BattleSet, a greatly improved HCDB database, and more!

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Harpoon and give fans who enjoy playing the older versions a great archival edition, Harpoon – Ultimate Edition includes more than 20 previous releases of Computer Harpoon including Harpoon 3 v3.63 and Harpoon Classic.  This allows players who have databases or scenarios tied to these older versions to continue to enjoy them for years to come, and it will also allow new players who purchase the Ultimate Edition access to this rich older content.


Features include:

  • The most complete anthology of computer Harpoon ever assembled with builds stretching from Harpoon Alpha 880916 all the way to the latest and greatest versions of Advanced Naval Warfare (v3.10) and Commander’s Edition (v2009.050)!
  • Plenty of extras and bonuses like new editors, more documentation, and improved art
  • Tons of features and improvements to both Advanced Naval Warfare and Commander’s Edition


New Features for Harpoon – Advanced Naval Warfare

  • Encrypted databases
  • Boarding actions
  • Sonar upgrades to model sonar closer to the actual Bond/Carlson models
  • Includes all the powerful editors
    • Game based Scenario Editor (H3SE)
    • Game based Database Editor (H3DC)
    • MS Access based Reimer Database Editor (H3RE)
  • And more!


New Features for Harpoon – Commander’s Edition

  • Expanded WestPac BattleSet as seen in the HCE Demo!
  • New EMCON AI that tells the AI when to turn on sensors and prompts player to turn on sensors.  It is now much more intelligent and at times sneaky.
  • An Updated HCDB Database
  • Many new hotkeys for a wide variety of interface controls
  • Implemented a new Escort jamming model with greater variability in the protection a jammer can offer nearby groups against distant radars.
  • And more!

More Info

Larry Bond's Harpoon - Ultimate Edition

  ( Views : 13299 )

In Other News..

Operation Torch Multi-Player Features and Scenario Guide!

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

D-2 before Operation Torch, the first expansion for Gary Grigsby's War in the West, lands on your computer!

It’s high time to give some extra details of the new features introduced in Operation Torch.  Along with the multiple new single player scenarios, we’ve worked hard to enhance the multiplayer system. The result is that Operation Torch owners will now have access to a full messaging system, will have the chance to join bigger games including 3 or 4 players and also play as co-operative air and ground commanders with another human player against the AI!


Flashpoint Campaigns: Germany Reforged is Announced!

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Over ten years ago, an incredible game brought to life the complexity and the destructive power of the War that never was, the possible massive conflict in Europe between Soviet Union and NATO.  This game was Flashpoint Germany. From the very beginning the game impressed critics. You felt the pressure to have your regiment under control, dealing with air strikes, minefields, high-tech missiles and even with your own radio traffic (which could have revealed your HQ’s position forcing you to keep it moving)!


Heroes of Normandie is out today with a Stream!

Thursday, October 01, 2015

“To a New Yorker like you, a Hero is some type of weird sandwich, not some nut who takes on 3 Tigers” – Oddball, in Kelly’s Heroes

Listen up soldiers! Let me refresh your empty brains on what is happening! A game like no other has been released today. It’s engaging, fast-paced, with big explosions, and it can provide you a real challenge with four gameplay modes.

And, most important of all, the good guys and the bad guys are perfectly recognizable so you dunces don’t risk shooting each other!


Operation Torch New Screenshots Revealed!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

New intelligence has arrived regarding the latest expansion o fWar in the West: Operation Torch.  Without a doubt the most comprehensive and absolutely stunning wargame set on the Western Front of the Second World War!

 Take a closer look at the screenshots depicting each scenario available in the game! 


Heroes of Normandie: Army Customization

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Heroes of Normandie features a fascinating way to build your Army for skirmish, multiplayer and rogue mode battles.

You are free to choose your units from a wide roster, including support infantry squads, mechanized units, Machine Gun and Anti-Tank teams, Tanks, Scouts and – of course – Heroes!

Each faction can deploy a specific set of units on the battlefield, allowing you to invest in the units that best fit your playstyle.

You can also decide  to spend some amount of “gold” on extra items to rescue your soldiers when they are facing desperate situations - from rifle grenades to panzerfausts - including other vital gadgets.


Panzer Corps: Operation Sea Lion scenarios structure announced

Friday, September 25, 2015

The German Invasion of Great Britain is probably one of the most momentous what ifs of the Second World War: what was the German plan? What were the key objectives of the invasion?

To answer these questions Panzer Corps is back with a huge DLC, comprised of over 30 scenarios covering all the possible phases of the invasion: Operation Sea Lion!


Campaign Series Middle East 1948 1985 is out today and streamed!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country

The Balfour Declaration, November 2nd 1917

Never a wargame has depicted in such fine detail one the most controversial parts of contemporary history. The proclamation of the Israeli state in 1948 and the US recognizing the state in that exact same day, opens up over four decades of conflicts, key battles, struggles and hostilities. This was also the time of landmark progression and evolution of tactics and weapons systems, where the weapons of NATO and the WARSAW PACT were tested on the battlefields. 

The Middle East is on fire!