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Brothers In Arms

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Gearbox

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'Brothers in Arms' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Inspired Documentary

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2005 @ 11:38 p.m. PST

Set during the famous airdrop before the invasion at Normandy, Sgt. Matt Baker and his squad of 101st Airborne paratroopers were scattered over the French countryside. As the story unfolds, the player (Baker) must choose between the success of his mission and the lives of his men – his brothers in arms.

"Ubisoft is very excited that The History Channel has chosen the Brothers In Arms video game to tell the amazing stories of the Greatest Generation," said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing at Ubisoft. "This collaboration between the television and video game industries brings these inspiring stories to life in ways that have never been done before."

The Brothers In Arms video game series depicts the experiences of a squad in the 101st Airborne, 502nd Parachute Infantry during the first days of the Normandy invasion. The 502nd's contributions in June, 1944 featured some of the most significant and harrowing engagements of the European campaign.

"As one of the most authentic World War II video games ever made, Brothers In Arms creates the ideal setting on which to base a program for The History Channel," said Margaret Kim, director of Historical Programming at The History Channel. "The heroic exploits of the 101st and 502nd will receive the attention they deserve in our two-hour special."

The History Channel special "BROTHERS IN ARMS" tells the story of the 101st Airborne Division, 502nd Parachute Infantry, from June 6 through June 13, 1944, as it has never been told before.

Coupled with the accuracy of the game's environments, the cutting-edge graphics in Brothers In Arms allow for vivid and dynamic battlefield walkthroughs and flythroughs that uniquely convey the conditions and situations of June 1944 Normandy.

Through interviews with veterans of the 502nd, firsthand accounts by French citizens and historians; and with reenactments, rare photos, never-before-seen archival footage and cutting-edge CGI* technology, "BROTHERS IN ARMS" finally tells the story of this unheralded group of solders: the 5-0-Deuce. The special is hosted by Livingston on location from the site of the Allied landing in Normandy.


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