The superb Battle of the Bulge strategic wargame for the iPad is getting a major update tomorrow, adding several new scenarios and two new artificial intelligence opponents
This is easily the best wargame I’ve seen on the iPad – created and developed by an all-star team of old school wargame makers. Here’s a little of its App Store into, for those who haven’t come across it yet:
Battle of the Bulge is a historical wargame, designed specifically for iPad. It’s a turn-based simulation in the spirit of traditional board wargames. Pieces represent actual military units fighting on the terrain of the famous WWII battle.
• Play three ways: online through Game Center; vs a computer opponent; or Pass & Play
• Fast turns, deep strategy
• Two scenarios: a quick, tense, fight in the opening days; and a campaign covering the entire battle
• Tutorial, quick start guide, and online strategy forums help players learn to play and to explore the game’s subtleties
• Extensive historical photos, film, and commentary
• Retina support
The update tomorrow will bring 3 new scenarios, available via In-App purchase:
“End Game’ – $3.99 – depicts the historical counterattack by George Patton that relieved the siege of Bastogne.
‘Luck of the Draw’ – free – resets the historical campaign game with a random setup and altered reinforcement schedule.
‘Bitter End’ – free – enables the historical campaign game to be played to the end of the last day of the historical battle, regardless of how well or badly either side is playing, with the possibility of a draw.
There will also be two new artificial intelligence opponents available for In-App purchase, for $1.99 each:
Omar Bradley for the Allies, who is careful and relentless, and Hasso Von Manteuffel for the Axis, who “throws the usual Axis playbook out the window.”
And, as thet say on TV ads, there’s more. New features will include an expanded list of Game Center achievements and two new biographies.
I’ve mentioned here many times how much I love this game, and I included in our Best iPad Apps of 2012 list. Tomorrow’s update will add some top user requested features and extends the game with the new scenarios and opponents to battle against.
It’s always great to see stellar apps that keep improving and I can’t wait to try out the new updated Battle of the Bulge tomorrow. The update is expected to hit the iPad App Store at around 4:00PM Eastern.
Here’s an App Store link for Battle of the Bulge; it’s priced at $9.99.