Browser Based Tactical Tank Mayhem Arrives With Panzer General Online Open Beta

Blue Byte Studios finally bring their turn based war game "Panzer General Online" out of closed beta today. From the looks of it PGO will be Risk on steroids, but instead of taking up a shitload of space on a table, it's all browser based. Having a bad day? Hop on over to Skirmish 2.0 and decimate some foes, because that's just what real Generals do. If you were one of the chosen few to actually get into the closed beta, your assistance is rewarded with two special tanks, one of Germany and one for Murica'. Interest piqued? Check it out here 

PANZER GENERAL ONLINE®:

MISSION “OPEN BETA” INITIATE

Ready armies and prepare for battle in this tactical turn-based title

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – May 6, 2014 – Today Ubisoft® launched the Open Beta for Panzer General® Online, the historically inspired turn-based tactical battle title from Blue Byte®. Featuring a robust singleplayer campaign and intense multiplayer matches, Panzer General Online, the new free-to-play browser based game, is now open to all generals.

During Closed Beta the development team worked closely with the community to gather feedback and implement improvements. The team optimized the mechanics of the booster packs and fine-tuned the balance of both the singleplayer and multiplayer battles. Powerful new units and command cards were introduced to add new strategic elements and completely new features including the Skirmish 2.0 multiplayer mode were added to enhance multiplayer. Skirmish 2.0 allows gamers to enter player versus player battles with pre-constructed decks so new and advanced players can face-off on equal footing. Panzer General Online will be supported by new content releases through Open Beta and into launch.

As a thank you to early fans of Panzer General Online, all players who participated during the Closed Beta will receive two exclusive tanks, one for the US army and one for the German army.

Panzer General Online is currently available in English, French, German and Dutch. Polish and additional languages will be added to the game in the near future. For multilingual fans or players waiting for the game to arrive in their native tongue, languages can be toggled between at any time.

About Panzer General Online:

Panzer General Online is a free-to-play browser-based tactical game combining elements of collectible card games and board games. Players create their own armies of World War II units including tanks, artillery and the infantry as well as command cards that when deployed strategically, can turn the tide of battle. Featuring a singleplayer campaign and multiplayer PvP battles, players can challenge their friends and other generals to race to the top of the leaderboards.

More information on Panzer General Online as well as direct access to the game can be found at www.panzergeneral.com.

About Ubisoft:

Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher, and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified lineup of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 29 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2012-13 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,256 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.

About Blue Byte, a Ubisoft studio:

Blue Byte was established in 1988 and released its first hit game in 1991: Battle Isle. This was followed in 1993 by the development strategy game The Settlers®, which established itself as a longlasting favorite. In 2001, Blue Byte was acquired by Ubisoft, and in 2004 the studio moved into the premises of Ubisoft’s German branch in Düsseldorf. The team at Blue Byte is responsible for new productions of The Settlers® and ANNO®. The studio is also active in the free-2-play genre with the web-based browser game The Settlers Online, available in several languages and currently captivating millions of players worldwide.

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