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Your killers could well be behind each window…. best to get them, before they get you…

Relive WWII Stories of a British Tank Commander fighting on the front line, against the German Panzers Wehrmacht and SS divisions.
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Panzer Elite Action

Clearing the Way video

Rottenmann, Austria, 27 January 2005 -Sony Computer Entertainment Europe is thrilled to announce the Summer 2006 release of LocoRocoTM exclusive to PSPTM (PlayStationPortable). Bright, refreshing and compulsive, LocoRoco plunges you into a colourful world where jelly-like creatures (LocoRoco) sing, roll and bounce their way through levels to reach their goals.

Following hot on the heals of the Panzer Elite Action demo, which let you experience the thrill of charging across the battle fields of Europe in a 30 tonne tank blowing up everything within range, now's your chance to find out first-hand what it was really like to sit in the tank charging across Europe during WWII. In the summer of 2005, Jowood were introduced to tank Commander David Render who travelled across Europe during WWII right into the heart of Nazi Germany with A Squadron, 8th Armoured Brigade (Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry).

Jowood recorded a collection of mini documentaries with David, who recounted some of his most memorable times during World War II when tanks became a major weapon in the campaign against the might of the German Army. He has - so far - covered topics such as; SS foot soldiers up close and personal, how German snipers were the biggest danger for tank commanders, friendly fire and Man's best friend.

In the latest mini-documentary, David talks of how best to avoid killing civilians whilst engaging in combat with Germans who have taken over rural villages......

In 1944, David Render - who was only 19 at the time - had what can only be described as a life changing experience when he landed on the Normandy beaches on D-Day as part of the A Squadron, 8th Armoured Brigade (Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry). This was to be the start of a journey that would take him right across Europe into the heartland of Germany as a frontline tank-driver. He came close to death in numerous tank battles; in one battle, he changed tanks three times as the other two were taken out of action by enemy fire.

Panzer Elite Action is an arse kicking, action packed WWII tank game, where you are in charge of 30 tons of killing machine that can flatten a village from a distance with fire power alone. In the process, you can wipe out enemy tanks whilst hiding behind buildings or, you can send foot soldiers on their way to either look for shelter or get killed by the first volleys of death from your own cannons.

Panzer Elite Action follows the story of three tank commanders and their crew. The German commander, flushed with the success of the Blitzkrieg in Poland and France, moves on to the Eastern Front and the brink of victory with the taking of Stalingrad. We meet the Russian commander in desperate straits as he helps defend Stalingrad, and follow him as the tide turns against the Germans and he joins the massive tank battle of Kursk. The American commander enters the war on the Normandy Beachhead on D-Day. After the struggle for the Bocage, he defends the German outbreak at the Battle of the Bulge, and then drives on to the victorious crossing of the Rhine.

Panzer Elite Action lets the player have the ability to command increasingly powerful tanks in a series of intense and immersive action packed battles, which will let the player experience the adrenalin rush of charging into battle with cannons blazing death and destruction upon everything in their path.


  • Command your tanks through 3 different campaigns set against the backdrop of the most dramatic battles of WW II
  • Take on the enemy with your choice from over 15 powerful and versatile tanks
  • Become the leader of your own squad and employ various strategies using the different tanks.
  • An action filled battlefield with AI controlled airplanes, infantry and enemy vehicles making the mayhem of battle come alive
  • Blast through houses and trees in a completely destructible environment
  • Graphic engine supports all up to date graphic features
  • Compelling theme, storyline, and characters created by design legend Bob Bates (Unreal 2,...)

JoWooD Productions Software AG:

JoWooD Productions Software AG is listed on the Vienna stock exchange and is a leader in the development of computer and video games. JoWooD develops and publishes internationally competitive, high-quality entertainment software for all current and future games platforms. JoWooD has development studios in Vienna and Ebensee (Austria) as well as a further group of outstanding studios in Germany: Wings Simulations, Neon and Massive Development. The company's headquarters are in Rottenmann/Austria with subsidiaries in Germany and Japan. JoWooD games are delivered through a worldwide network of distribution partners. For further information, please visit our homepage


Founded in 1994, KOCH MEDIA UK develops, publishes and distributes a diverse mix of titles for home console gaming systems, personal computers and the Internet. Based in Basingstoke, the company has distribution contracts with a number of software publishers, including NINTENDO. For publishers not in the UK, KOCH MEDIA exclusively markets, sells and distributes titles. Under its own brands of DEEP SILVER and EUROPRESS, KOCH MEDIA develops and publishes its own range of gaming and educational and lifestyle software. For more information on KOCH MEDIA and its products, visit

About ZootFly

Founded in December 2002, ZootFly is a highly innovative game development company with headquarters in Slovenia, Europe. ZootFly's complementary strengths and successful cooperation as a team in the past has ensured streamlined development and production. The team had accumulated over 100 years of international experience and knowledge in the games industry and is empowered by numerous triumphs and precious battle scars. Team members were involved in the development and production of over 15 published games for various developers and publishers

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