By Al Giovetti
Mindscape Entertainment Releases SSI's People's General Panzer General II Sequel Focuses on Superpower Conflict in the 21st Century
On September 14, 1998, Mindscape Entertainment today announced the availability of People's General, sequel to the best-selling Panzer General II. People's General focuses on futuristic conflict between the Western Allies and the People's Republic of China in the year 2005. "People's General sets its sights on geopolitical realities in the new millenium," says Mindscape President John Moore. "It's a timely addition to the The Living Battlefield series."
People's General opens with a US declaration of war against China after a dispute in the territorial waters off the coast of Taiwan leads to the death of over 1300 US servicemen and the destruction of the aircraft carrier USS Lincoln. As gameplay progresses, the conflict extends to include large areas of the Korean Peninsula, Southeast Asia, and Russia and military forces from around the world.
New and Upgraded Features
Based on the critically acclaimed Panzer General II engine, People's General sports many new or improved features tailored specifically for modern warfare:
People's General provides outstanding replay value with its 9 new campaigns and 34 new single player scenarios playable from either the Chinese or Western sides, plus 20 additional scenarios designed specifically for multiplayer gaming. The Battle Builder feature allows gamers to design their own scenarios. Finally, random events affect the course of each campaign every time you play. People's General also includes multiplayer support for up to 4 players via LAN, Internet, and the ever popular PBEM.
People's General on MPlayer
People's General will be part of the new ClubSSI on mplayer.com which currently includes Steel Panthers III and Panzer General II. For more information on Club SSI and the People's General launch on MPlayer, please visit http://www.mplayer.com/ strategy/games/peoplesgeneral.
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