Those who pay attention to MyGamer?s PC section might remember our initial enthusiasm for the upcoming Cornered Rat-developed online WWII shooter [url=http://www.mygamer.com/index.php?id=551339&page=gameportal&mode=preview]Battleground Europe: WWII Online[/url] in our preview. Well, thanks to [url=http://www.matrixgames.com]Matrix Games[/url] and [url=http://www.playnet.com]Playnet[/url], us North Americans can enjoy this title via Matrix Games? digital download system. While [I]Battleground Europe[/I] was officially released in Europe on September 15, 2005, Matrix Games plans to release [I]Battleground Europe[/I] in the States sometime in mid-December 2005 (they have not specified a specific date) through the Matrix Games official online store, where players can download the game directly without having to fiddle with CDs, boxes, or all that other packaging crap.
As previously mentioned in our preview, [I]Battleground Europe: WWII Online[/I] is a WWII FPS with a much larger scope for its campaigns than previous WWII shooters. [I]Battleground Europe[/I] has Persistent World-type campaigns (think MMORPG), which feature one gigantic zoneless map covering 600 cities and 350,000 square kilometers of terrain. There is even a player experience system where defeating enemy soldiers gives players experience, and can unlock new vehicles, weapons, and equipment. More information on [I]Battleground Europe[/I] can be found on the [url=http://www.battlegroundeurope.com/]official site[/url].