I bet you took one look at the screenshot above and thought: "When did 16-bit Windows games become popular again?".
They didn't. We're still living in a 32-bit world. But someone finally found the stones to make a new Harpoon game, and Harpoon has always been about strategy and realism over graphics.
Released today, the new game is called Larry Bond's Harpoon - Commander's Edition, and you can buy it, along with Advanced Naval Warfare, for $US 69.98.
For the younger players out there, take Introversion's Defcon, turn it into a good game, and you have Harpoon.
Full release after the jump.
The latest addition to the addicting naval simulator series has left port - with a special deal!
Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and Advanced Gaming Systems (www.advancedgaming.biz) are pleased to announce that the new enhanced and improved addition to Larry Bondâ€™s Harpoon series, Harpoon â€“ Commanderâ€™s Edition, is now available for purchase.
Matrix Games is also offering a special deal to naval warfare fans wanting the best of both worlds: Harpoon 3 â€“ Advanced Naval Warfareâ€™s unparalleled realism and accuracy and Harpoon â€“ Commanderâ€™s Edition easier learning curve and added visual appeal. Gamers who purchase in the same order the digital download of both Advanced Naval Warfare and Commanderâ€™s Edition will receive a $20 discount off the normal combined price.
Gamers who purchase in the same order the digital download of both Advanced Naval Warfare and Commanderâ€™s Edition now pay only $69.98 for both instead of the normal combined price of $89.98 when purchasing each title separately. A discount of $20.00! As for the boxed copy of the game, gamers purchasing both titles in the same order will pay $89.98 for hard copies of both games (digital download also included), instead of the normal combined price of $109.98 when purchasing each title separately. Also a discount of $20! These special launch deals may be available for a limited time, so take advantage while they last!
David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said, â€œNaval warfare simulation fans will really enjoy Harpoon whether theyâ€™ve been playing Larry Bondâ€™s famous tabletop system, the previous computer games or if theyâ€™re new to the series. The Advanced Gaming Systems team has worked wonders with Harpoon â€“ Commanderâ€™s Edition in improving an already realistic and exciting game.â€
Don Gilman of Advanced Gaming Systems added, â€œHarpoon â€“ Commanderâ€™s Edition comes with plenty to offer Harpoon veterans and newcomers alike. This latest addition to Larry Bondâ€™s Harpoon series boasts an improved AI engine, more scenarios, and revamped modeling! All in all, weâ€™re quite proud of Harpoon â€“ Commanderâ€™s Edition and think any naval warfare fan would have a blast battling it out with our game.â€
Larry Bondâ€™s Harpoon â€“ Commanderâ€™s Edition is the latest addition to the longstanding naval warfare simulation series that has brought awards and accolades from naval strategy fans and military personnel alike.Like its predecessors, Harpoon â€“ Commanderâ€™s Edition allows players to assume the role of a fleet commander, making the same type of decisions he has to make, using the same type and quality of information he might expect to get in wartime. This is naval warfare strategy and simulation at its very best â€“ addicting and wholly realistic! As players take to the seas and command a huge variety of ships in an equally as varied choice of theaters and historical conflicts, naval officers and naval strategy fans alike will revel the depth and richness of Larry Bond's Harpoon â€“ Commanderâ€™s Edition. Experience realistic gameplay with all new features, art, and more! Choosing from an accurate and editable database of platforms, weapons, and sensors, players can fight one of 269 provided scenarios covering the height of the Cold War to Pirates in Malaysia, or use the provided editors to create their own.