Battlefront.com, known for turn-based and real-time strategy games based on war and the military, is taking their popular Combat Mission series to the mobile market. Topping app sales charts in dozens of countries, Combat Mission: Touch lets users experience the action of World War 2 playing as either American or German forces. It was released on April 2nd for $4.99 in the Apple AppStore exclusively for the iPad 2 and 3, presumably to allow mobile gamers to fully experience the battle in 3D. That’s not all the game has to offer though. Check out the full list of features after the break.
“Combat Mission: Touch” Features:
- Full 3D view of the battlefield
- Smoothly zoom from bird’s eye for strategic control down to eye level for tactical awareness
- Command historically accurate vehicles and infantry units like the M4 Sherman Tank or the German Panther tank
- Play solo or head-to-head on the Internet
- Invite your friends on GameCenter
- Find opponents on the Internet automatically
- Watch replays of battles and share them with friends … or enemies
- Watch and replay every detail of the action from any angle
- Realistic ballistics and armor penetration algorithms; make no mistake, fun as it is, this is a true wargame!
- Realistically simulated weapons and effects
- Troop morale and fatigue
- Forward observers and artillery
- WEGO (as in: “we go together” simultaneous planning and action phases) – the fun of fast paced action with the strategy of turns
- Battle across vast distances (2km x 2km maps!)
- Play as Americans or Germans
- Fight on the beaches, hills, and bocage of France
- Includes 7 unique and detailed maps and historical combat missions
- More maps and missions will be made available in-app
- Includes tutorial video… you had better do what the Drill Sergeant $@*!% asks you to!
Battlefront.com has also announced an upcoming free update for the game to add more features, along with bug fixes and performance improvements. They have done a good job of getting Combat Mission: Touch to the top of the app charts so far, and it looks like they intend to keep it there. Have a look at the screenshots below to see how Combat Mission: Touch takes advantage of the iPad’s capabilities.