||  

  ||  

Back to News Listing Mega Update Promo Video Released for the Close Combat Series!

Posted: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 by Sean Drummy

Type: Press Release

See the extraordinary improvements to pathfinding and the AI in this quick video

Matrix Games, Slitherine (www.slitherine.com) and Black Hand Studios are excited to release a new promotional video showing off the huge improvements to unit pathfinding in the coming relaunch of the Close Combat games. With crystal clear “before the update” and “after the update” illustrations, gamers can see how the upcoming relaunch and mega updates will fulfill a longstanding wish of the Close Combat community and create a much improved gaming experience!

The video is available on YouTube or for download.

These new “2.0” versions of Close Combat are expected to be available for sale on June 15thThese new releases mark a fantastic overall improvement to the gameplay of the Close Combat games and show the astonishing distance the series has come since its original form many years ago.  If you played Close Combat but haven’t tried the re-releases yet, this is the best time to get in on the action!  Everyone who owns a Matrix Games release of Close Combat (excluding Modern Tactics) will receive a corresponding free mega update with these improvements as soon as the improved releases are available in the Matrix Games Online Store!

Also, don’t forget that we announce the Hoffa’s Body Easter Egg Contest! For all the veteran Close Combat commanders out there who remember finding Hoffa’s body in the classic Close Combat games, we’ve placed Hoffa’s body somewhere on the battlefields of Close Combat – Last Stand Arnhem. The first person to find Hoffa’s body and send us an in-game screenshot of his location along with their serial key will win a free digital copy of any game in the Matrix Games or Slitherine store!

Relaunch and Mega Update Improvements (CC: Cross of Iron, CC: Wacht am Rhein, CC: The Longest Day)

  • Major improvements were made to the way vehicles and soldiers travel to way points and reach the end destination of both simple and highly complex, unhindered paths with a very high degree of success.
  • Soldier pathfinding was improved so that when soldiers fall behind (heavy weapon or momentarily lost) they plot their own path to successfully rejoin their team.
  • Vehicle driver and soldier decision making was improved to help them deal with unexpected obstacles (vehicle moving into their way , or wreck that was knocked out in the course of battle to block a path that was already determined), and get out of dead-end locations.
  • AI improvements were designed in concert with the re-designed pathfinder.
  • The "Bee Dance" of CC2 that was related to conflicts between the AI for the vehicle driver and the AI that tried to keep the team moving along the team's path that would result in a conflict about which portion of the AI to follow or "which way to go” is resolved.
  • Many other minor improvements were made and reported bugs were fixed.

CC: Last Stand Arnhem-only Relaunch and Mega Update Improvements

  • The mechanism for borrowing teams from the reserve battlegroup was redesigned.
  • The Grand Campaign was redesigned for improved play balance

Get more information on Close Combat - Cross of Iron, Close Combat – Last Stand Arnhem, Close Combat – Wacht am Rhein, Close Combat – The Longest Day,from their official product pages and be sure to check out the new video!

More Info

Close Combat - Last Stand Arnhem

  ( Views : 13961 )


In Other News..

Qvadriga gets a special discount on Humble Bundle Store!

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Qvadriga has been selected for a 48 hour special discount on Humble Bundle Store!

Starting on September 1 at 10am PDT/ 1pm EDT /7pm CEST  the game will be 50% discounted!

For the first 24 hours it will be available at the sale price and will be featured on the front page of the Humble Store here!

For the remaining 24 hours, the game will be featured on a “Yesterday's Deals" landing page.

The offer ends on September 3 at 10am 10am PDT/ 1pm EDT /7pm CEST !

Read more...

Thirty Years War In-Depth Scenarios

Monday, August 31, 2015

Thirty Years War In-Depth Scenarios

“Ultima ratio Regum” (The Last Arguments of Kings) - Cardinal Richelieu, speaking about artillery fire

The Thirty Years War as you’ve never known it!

One of the cruellest and most complex war in modern history is depicted with stunning precision in the eponymous game developed by HQ. Using the AGE Engine this game will let you personally live the tension erupting between the European states. Ranging from the early skirmishes through to the major battles involving the Great Powers of the time.

The scenarios are designed to be challenging but not frustrating, portraying the struggle between Protestants and Catholics in both political and military aspects.

Take a closer look on them! Aren't you ready to hear the sound of steel on steel?

Read more...

Matrix Games is back on the Humble Bundle Store!

Friday, August 28, 2015

A great opportunity is coming!

 You can purchase four great games on sale; starting today at 10 AM PDT / 1 PM EDT / 7 PM CEST Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager, Panzer Corps, Pandora: First Contact, and Qvadriga will be 25% discounted on the Humble Bundle Store!

 The sale lasts until the 11th of September at 10 AM PDT / 1 PM EDT / 7 PM CEST!

 Whether you are competing to win the race to the Moon first or you are just fighting for glory and fame don’t miss the chance to grab these fantastic games at a great price!

Read more...

Ravenmark Art Book Revealed!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Witching Hour Studios has decided to delight you all revealing a beautiful Art Book about his upcoming title Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion!

You will discover some of the main characters you will encounter during the unveiling of the dramatic events that will lead the Empire of Estellion to the brink of collapse!  

Sixteen coloured pages featuring high ranking officers, stubborn veterans and dreadful hordes of enemies!

Read more...

War in the West: Operation Torch gets a release date!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Gary Grigsby’s War in the West is unprecedented in its historical depth, detail and scope among computer wargames that depict the entire Western Front of World War II both on land and in the air.  War in the West is a “monster game” by any measure, but retains the ease of play that made its predecessor, War in the East, a classic.

Nevertheless, 2by3 Games has not been resting on their laurels. The team was eager to add more material and many improvements to the game. The result of all these efforts is Operation Torch, a stunning expansion that covers not only the eponymous operation by the combined forces of the Western Allies against the Afrika Korps after El Alamein, but also much more!

Read more...

Battle of the Bulge is back!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A new dawn for Shenandoah! The studio has been working hard for months on many projects, both announced and unannounced and today is proud to announce the first stepping-stone of this quiet revolution!

A new version of the first classic game released by Shenandoah Studio, Battle of the Bulge, is coming to PC, iPhone, iPad and Mac and it will be available on September 17th!

The game engine was ported to a different technology in order to support more platforms and expand Shenandoah’s legacy into the future. There are also numerous improvements to the game including a much improved AI opponent.  

Now players will be able to play multiplayer matches across different platforms, using proprietary PBEM++ system and participate in official tournaments, using the new tournaments system recently launched by Slitherine last month.

Read more...

Close Combat: Gateway to Caen gets 50 percent of discount!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Tactical command at its finest with Close Combat: Gateway to Caen!

Take control of squad-size groups and lead them into the hard fights of Operation Epsom, in which the British troops forced the Germans to thrown all of their best divisions in that sector to stop the Allies advancing to Caen!

Small arms, mortars, machine guns, armored cars, Churchills, Cromwells, Fireflys, Shermans, Stuarts, Panthers, Tigers, Stugs, Mk.IVs ... all of this - and more! – are at your disposition during this weekend at a 50% discount!

Read more...