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Blitzkrieg 2 Anthology Coming

Hoping to cater to battle strategy gamers, Ascaron Entertainment sent out word that it will release a Blitzkrieg 2 Anthology next month. The set includes Blitzkrieg 2 and its two expansions – Liberation and Fall of the Reich.

The original game let players command German, American and Russian WW2 armies, taking charge of more than 250 types of historically accurate units, including 60 types of ground infantry. There are over 80 missions and 15 multiplayer maps. The add-ons expand on this by offering two more campaigns, three major offensives and more.

British PM Turns to Democracy for Help

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Apparently, Gordon Brown, the Prime Minister of United Kingdom, resorts to Democracy to make sure he’s making the right decisions. Or at least that’s what Ascaron, the game’s publisher, wants us to believe anyway.

The game is due out February 2008 and lets players take on the role of a country’s leader, running the country and choosing between policies to maintain the majority vote.

With mounting pressure from the back benchers to review unpopular policy, the PM needs to carefully assess political strategy to gain the largest share of the vote to stay in power. But you won’t be able to keep everyone happy all of the time, so tread cautiously as popular policy may not be in the best interests of the country.

With an unpopular war being waged in the East and financial meltdown coming from the sub prime markets in the West, the UK government needs to take a firm and steady stance to appeal to the mass vote and win through. Tough political decisions lie ahead…

Do you withdraw British troops from Iraq to gain approval from the masses back home but expose the world to the increasing threat of terrorism? Do you maintain the unpopular increase in interest rates to safe guard from recession or opt for the more popular cut in interest rates and risk increasing the level of consumer debt in the UK? Winter bird flu is back on the agenda – do health services need a boost?

Blind Guardian in Sacred 2

German metal outfit Blind Guardin has announced that it is composing a special song for Sacred 2, the upcoming sequel to the action-RPG by Ascaron Entertainment; the band will also make an in-game appearance. The song will be released as a separate single next year, with the music video featuring sequences taken straight from the game itself. Additionally, players can solve a quest in the game, which will unlock a bonus event where the motion-captured band performs their new song “live”.

Sacred 2 – Fallen Angel is the sequel to the most successful German RPG of all time. The game will feature two entirely different ways of playing – the light and shadow campaigns. The official website carries more information and media on the title.

Sacred 2 Gets Release Date

Ascaron Entertainment sends along a fact sheet for Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, the highly anticipated sequel to one of the most successful RPGs ever, revealing that the game will be released during Q1 2008 for PC and Xbox 360.

The official website is up, offering more details and media from the game. Further information can be found after the jump.
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