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Elgin, Scotland 21
st January 2013.
Tank Battle: North Africa, the sequel to the critically
Tank Battle: 1944 has been released
today by video game strategy experts Hunted Cow.
Tank Battle: North Africa recreates the North
African theatre of war at the height of the conflict in World War
II. Players take control of British and American units and must
lead the allies to victory in a series of challenging attacks,
raids, defensive actions and battles.
Hunted Cow and developer Hexwar, have taken the simple,
accessible game play of the original
Tank Battle: 1944 and added a whole new layer of
moves and tactics, giving the player greater flexibility, more
choice and new ways to fight in each and every level.
The game offers over 35 unit types including many classic WWII
units such as the British Crusader Mk III, the German Tiger Mk I,
the machine-gun mounted American Jeep and the British 2-pounder
anti-tank gun These add greater depth to the game and allow players
to create more complex strategies and tactics – all through
intuitive, turn-based touch controls, designed and created
specifically for the latest generation of iPods, iPhones and
Tank Battle: North Africa offers a five mission
tutorial, an eight mission British campaign and eight mission
American campaign, offering many hours of intense game play. There
are also six multiplayer game levels which allows players to
compete on the same device, passing it between them.
There are also an additional three campaigns - another
eight British and sixteen German missions - which can be
purchased directly from the game.
Andrew Mulholland, the managing director of Hunted Cow Studios,
Tank Battle: 1944 was our first game for iOS and the
response to its release was incredible. Players, strategy fans and
WWII sites alike all enjoyed the game's controls, accessibility and
missions. Many people asked for more and suggested additional
content, new units, and ways to give the game more depth. For the
sequel we've taken a lot of that on board, as well as many of our
own ideas and recreated one of the most famous conflicts in World
War II, the North African theatre. We've kept the same, simple and
accessible controls, but ensured that every mission can be
approached differently and more experienced players as well as
those looking for a real challenge can explore the strategy and
tactics more fully.”
Tank Battle: North Africa is compatible with all
current iPhones, iPads and iPod devices. The game is out now on the
App Store priced £1.49/$1.99/€1.59
Notes To Editors:
About Hunted Cow:
Hunted Cow Studios was formed in September 2003 by Andrew Mulholland (Hoofmaster) and Glenn Murphy (Cowboy) in the small but friendly town of Elgin. The company's first website – CowPlay was launched the same year. This website offered free multiplayer correspondence chess.
Five months later, Hunted Cow Studio released its second online game titled
Gothador, followed shortly by
hich has rapidly grown to become one of the most popular massively multiplayer online roleplaying games available, its engrossing setting and stories drawing in hundreds of new players daily.
The company is now working on the highly anticipated browser-based, 3D massively-multiplayer online role-playing game,
Eldevin, which promises to revolutionise the genre. Hunted Cow has
also released several
new mobile games, with the company's launch title
Tank Battle: 1944, complemented by
Civil War: 1863 and the recently
Tank Battle: North Africa.