PTO IV coming to US
Koei announced today that the fourth installment in the Pacific Theater of Operations series will be coming to the US for the PlayStation 2. PTO made a short appearance on the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo stateside, but never made it back to the US afterwards.
Players are able to command one of four powers, including the United States, Great Britain, Japan, or Germany. The story takes place in 1939 and simulates WWII warfare across the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and the inland seas of Europe. PTO IV features 15 Regional Scenarios and two Global Campaigns, while mixing strategy aspects of “managing officers, developing new technology, customizing existing vessels, conducting espionage operations against enemy nations, and ensuring a strong economic base for the production of new war machines.” Also, the game showcases realtime 3D gameplay, over 400 aircrafts, and more than 300 individual warships.
PTO IV will be released in the United States this February. Stay tuned for more information.
12/4/2002 Matt Stensrud