Game description from the publisher:
Spring 1942 the World is at War!
Five world powers struggle for supremacy: Germany and Japan are aligned against the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, and the United States. You control the military and economic destiny of one of these countries in the titanic struggle that will decide the fate of the world. You will need the perseverance of Montgomery, the daring of Rommel, the courage of Patton, the timing of Yamamoto, and the steadfastness of Zhukov!
Axis & Allies celebrates its 25th anniversary in August 2009 with a new and updated edition of its original classic game. Axis & Allies 1942, designed and developed by Larry Harris, will utilize the updated rules established in Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition. Cruiser class ships will make their debut in Axis & Allies 1942, forever changing the naval line-up. Newly sculpted playing pieces and all new packaging will position this game as the cornerstone of the Axis & Allies game line for years to come. Decide the fate of a nation in a few short hours!
Axis & Allies 1942 details:
Rulebook updated by Larry Harris, creator of the Axis & Allies game system.
Packaging, play components, and game board map feature updated art. 370 game pieces featuring refreshed sculpts plus new models for cruisers.
Updated naval unit rules as debuted in Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition