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Platoon - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2002 @ 10:17 p.m. PDT

Following the cinema release in 1986, Platoon was widely-acclaimed as the most important Vietnam movie ever produced. 16 years later, Platoon on PC will go a paddy field further by capturing all of the uncertainty, drama, sweat, fear and horror of this Oscar-winning classic into a masterpiece of real time strategy gaming.

About Platoon

Platoon is based on the Academy award-winning film that marked a generation and is the only action RTS that takes place during the Vietnam War. Players take on the role of Martin Lionsdale of the 1st Airborne Cavalry Division and take part in some of the most thrilling moments of the conflict, controlling an entire platoon through missions based on historical events from the early days of the conflict (late 1965) to the height of battle in 1968 and recreates some of the most tragic moments of the Vietnam War: Operation “Shiny Bayonet”, the Pleiku Campaign and Operation “Pershing”. A soldier’s rank and abilities depend upon his level of experience, and performance is continuously affected by the environment, terrain and combat situation.

  • Tremendous visual effects such as character and object shadows, grass and explosion effects, environment mapping for reflective surfaces (windows, water and shiny metal) etc…
  • Scalable level of detail system (L.O.D).
  • Dynamic weather effects (wind, fog, rain, monsoons...).
  • 3D terrain modeled on the Vietnamese countryside (elephant grass, rice paddy, jungle...).
  • Particle system for explosion effects, smoke, fire etc…
  • Control vehicles such as M113 Armored Personnel Carrier and M48 Patton Tank.
  • Over 400 motion captured animations ensure realistic soldier movement.
  • Soldier’s rank and abilities depend upon level of experience, and performance is continuously affected by the environment, terrain and combat situation.
  • Includes a campaign and scenarios.

Platoon is set to release on November 12 and will be exclusively distributed by Infogrames throughout North America.

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