||  

  ||  

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 : 3041 )


In Other News..

Happy Easter!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Here over at the Slitherine Group we wish you all very happy Easter! In order to celebrate this Easter, we are giving you a coupon that gives you a $ 10 discount on any purchase from our store. This includes our very latest releases, such as Lock ‘n Load, Qvadriga, Drums of War, and Piercing Fortress Europa. You can get the discount by entering the following coupon:

Read more...

Battle Academy is now available on Steam

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Slitherine’s Academy opens a new campus!

The approachable yet detailed tactical game Battle Academy has now landed on Steam! This is an action-packed tactical strategy game where you have to take command of a select group of units and lead them through battles on the many different fronts of World War II. As a commander, you will have to employ real world combined-arms tactics in order to secure victory. 

Read more...

Deal of the week - An updated War in the East goes half Price!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Gary Grigsby’s War in the East, the monster game by 2by3 Games and winner of many awards including esteemed C.S.R. Awards, is now our deal of the week! For the first time and for one week only, this giant strategy game goes 50 % off and can be bought for just $ 39,99!

Read more...

Sign up for the Qvadriga beta for iPad and Android!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Last week we announced that Qvadriga, the game about ancient Roman chariot racing, is coming to iPad and Android tablet devices. Now we ask your help to test Qvadriga on mobile platforms before release.

Read more...

Come and say hi at Pax and Salute

Thursday, April 10, 2014

This week the Slitherine Group will be represented at both PAX East and Salute and we would like to invite you to come and say hi! Starting tomorrow, you can find us at PAX EAST, standing at booth #150. For the guys who are closer to London, we will be at Salute, booth #TF09 from the twelfth of April until the fourteenth.  

Read more...

Legends of War goes on sale!

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

HISTORYLegends of War, the visually impressive tactical turn based strategy game based around the campaigns of General Patton, is now discounted on Playstation Network (Playstation Vita) and on our own store. 

Read more...

Piercing Fortress Europa Gets Updated

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Piercing Fortress Europa, the latest release of Frank Hunter, has just been updated to version 1.01. This update includes a number of bug fixes, as well as some of the features the fans requested. Piercing Fortress Europa was already well received at release and now with the new update, this original strategy title has gotten even better! 

Read more...