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Commandos 2 Coming to the XBOX - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2002 @ 8:40 a.m. PST

Gamespy lets us know that Eidos Interactive, one of the world’s leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, today announced that Commandos 2: Men of Courage is under development for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. The game is being developed by Pyro Studios, Spain (the original Commandos 1&2 developers).

Commandos 2 is a tactical action strategy game set against the backdrop of World War II. The player takes control of an elite group of Commandos who must venture deep into enemy territory to complete a series of mission-based objectives. These scenarios involve action both indoors and outdoors in a variety of locations including the infamous Colditz prison, the Eiffel Tower and the Taiho aircraft carrier.

Commandos 2 Xbox features a completely revised control system. Pyro has dispensed with the ‘point & click’ control system of the PC version and replaced it with a system whereby you have direct control over your characters. As a result the gameplay is more immediate and fast-paced.

Ignacio Perez, CEO of Pyro Studios says: “Commandos 2 offers the player a totally absorbing gameplay experience with unrivalled graphical detail. We will be aiming to fully exploit the power of Xbox to help us achieve our aim of creating a game more real than real life.”

“Eidos firmly believes in developing key brands, and the Commandos brand is one of our strongest and most innovative,” said Chip Blundell, Marketing Director for Eidos Interactive. “Commandos 2 for Xbox will enable a wider audience to experience the compelling gameplay and stunning graphics originally available only on the PC."


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