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Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: SouthPeak Interactive
Developer: Battleborne

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'Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 19, 2005 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT

Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers is a third-person action game set during World War II, beginning with the D-Day invasion of France when paratroopers were dropped behind enemy lines ahead of the Normandy landings to support the Allied assault on Germany’s Fortress Europe.

Developed by BattleBorne Entertainment using the acclaimed Snowblind Engine which created such games as Everquest 2 and Baldur’s Gate Dark Alliance, Combat Elite™: WWII Paratroopers will be available for play on the Xbox, PS2 and PC.

“With several years of development and using the critically acclaimed Snowblind game engine, Combat Elite WWII Paratroopers puts players on the front lines of the most well-known battles of WWII,” said BattleBorne’s Chief Architect, James Kosta.

Players start out as a private and progress through the game’s historic campaigns to participate in battles from D-Day to Market Garden, Bastogne and beyond. Over the course of the game players will gain rank, earn skill points to improve their characters and fight with a wide array of authentic WWII weapons and equipment. The game’s missions will be playable in both single-player and two-player cooperative modes.

Features :

  • Varied and immersive missions that require an array of weapons and skills to complete;
  • Two-player, same screen co-operative play;
  • Ability to rise through the ranks with battle experience earning promotions and the ability to customize your character with new skills and capabilities;
  • Instantly accessible controls keep players involved in the combat and not the game pad;
  • Incredible assortment of historically accurate weapons, equipment and devices;
  • Skill dependent melee attacks inflict different types of damage on the enemy;
  • Three very different levels of difficulty suitable for every player’s skill set;
  • Historical Combat/third-person Isometric Hybrid with role-playing qualities;
  • Immersive and detailed environments that give the player a greater sense of situational awareness;
  • Three customizable character types that each provide unique game play opportunities as well as a character development system that allows players to tailor the gameplay experience;
  • Excellent replay value for anyone wanting more than just a WWII shooter.

Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers for the Xbox, PlayStation 2 and PC will be available next month at retailers nationwide.

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