September 22, 2009


Square Enix Launches WWII Real-Time Strategy Game in Partnership with
LOS ANGELES (September 2, 2009)Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that ORDER OF WAR™ for the PC platform is now available at retailers across North America. A brand-new IP being developed by strategy game specialists, ORDER OF WAR is Square Enix’s first release of a western-developed game outside of Japan.

ORDER OF WAR is a historically accurate, World War II real-time strategy game that takes the genre to new heights. Massive-scale battles and epic warfare are brought to life with cinematic intensity as players are challenged to take command of vast numbers of infantry, tank battalions, heavy artillery and aircraft. Planning multi-pronged strategic assaults, players will navigate their ways through missions based on key historic events and operations from 1944.

The single-player mode can be played out in two campaigns. The first features American forces versus German forces as they land on the beaches of occupied France on D-Day. The second lets players change sides, commanding German forces in Poland battling against the mighty Soviet Army and in France battling American troops. The multiplayer mode can be played in either LAN or Internet mode, powered by GameSpy® Technology. With battles on six maps from campaign mode, multiplayer allows gamers to play as the Americans, Germans or Soviets with the objective of total domination of all Control Points and total annihilation of enemy units.

ORDER OF WAR is the first of several upcoming titles from Square Enix that are being developed through partnerships with North American and European development studios, including SUPREME COMMANDER® 2 by Gas Powered Games® and FRONT MISSION EVOLVED™ by Double Helix Games™. These titles mark the dawn of a new strategic direction for Square Enix, publishing a broader variety of western-developed games across different genres.


In the summer of 1944, the Second World War entered its endgame when the Allies launched two major operations that would drive back German forces on both the Western and Eastern Fronts at once.

In the ultimate test of military strategy, ORDER OF WAR will challenge you not only to lead America's finest to victory in the west, but also place you in command of German forces charged with repelling the Red Army's seemingly unstoppable offensive in the east.

Even the keenest military minds will find that it's one thing to make history, but quite another to change it.

Do you have what it takes to command?


  • Experience WWII warfare on an epic, cinematic stage; that truly captures the intensity and scale of the battlefield

  • Take command of an entire armed force consisting of up to 1,000 soldiers, tanks, armored vehicles, artillery and airplanes

  • Players can choose between two different campaign modes offering completely different storylines, missions, objectives and environments

  • Experience the unique dynamic camera that allows players to command troops over huge geographical scale whilst maintaining movie-like vistas and detail

  • In-depth gameplay modes: two different campaign modes, multi-player, Deathmatch and Skirmish

ORDER OF WAR is rated T (Teen). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at for more information about ratings. ORDER OF WAR is available for the PC platform for $39.99. For more information on ORDER OF WAR, please visit the official website at

To experience the single-player demo, "Road to Paris," please visit: Information on a multiplayer demo will be announced at a later time.

ORDER OF WAR is available at retailers today, as well as via download through Steam®:

Based in London with development in Belarus, is a strategy game development company operating since 1998. The company developed the highly acclaimed Massive Assault series, including Massive Assault, Massive Assault Network, Massive Assault: Phantom Renaissance and Massive Assault Network 2. also developed Galactic Assault, a turn-based strategy game based on the famous sci-fi universe by the Strugatsky Brothers. In November 2007, acquired Arise, an independent PC game developer. The company's motto is "Strategic Satisfaction."

About Square Enix Co., Ltd. and Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix), with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, develops, publishes and distributes entertainment content including interactive entertainment software and publications in Asia, North America and Europe. Square Enix brings two of Japan's best-selling franchises — FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 85 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 50 million units worldwide — under one roof. Square Enix is one of the most influential providers of digital entertainment content in the world and continues to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation.

Square Enix, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. with offices in Los Angeles, California. It handles operations in North America, including development, localization, marketing and publishing of Square Enix titles. More information on Square Enix can be found on the Internet at

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