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World in Conflict: Soviet Assault

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Sierra Entertainment
Developer: Massive Entertainment / Swordfish Studios

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'World in Conflict: Soviet Assault' (PS3/X360/PC) Revealed

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 3:39 a.m. PDT

World in Conflict is an RTS that delivers action and coordinated team play amidst a showdown between the Soviet Union and the US, with destructible 3D battlefields, team-based multiplayer and a focus on fast, hard-hitting battles.

World in Conflict asks the terrifying question, what if the Cold War didn’t end? The award-winning game represents the next-generation of strategy titles, pitting Cold War-era superpowers against one another with completely destructible 3D battlefields and blistering visuals using DX10 technology. World in Conflict features an innovative gameplay mechanism that removes traditional resource-gathering and base-building in favor of non-stop combat, tactical decisions and FPS-like intense action. The game also features a deep single-player campaign that showcases Hollywood-quality storytelling of the Cold War gone hot.

World in Conflict, originally created by Sierra's-own Massive Entertainment, is being redesigned for consoles and will also include a host of new content for both the single-player campaign and the game's award-winning multiplayer mode. The new content will also be made available for personal computer as an add-on to the original World in Conflict game.

More information on the PC release will be provided soon.

“World in Conflict was one of the best games on any platform in 2007 and its innovative action-focused gameplay makes it a perfect fit for the transition to consoles,” said Martin Tremblay, president of worldwide studios, Sierra Entertainment. “World in Conflict is being reinvented for Xbox 360 and the PS3, with innovative features and new single player and multiplayer content created for the console audience. World in Conflict on consoles will be an amazing extension of an already great gaming franchise.”

Features in World in Conflict include:

  • World in Conflict focuses on tactical combat to create a game that is fast and hard-hitting – much like an FPS – by removing traditional base-building and resource gathering in favor of instant warfare and by doing so, creating a new category of PC games: Action-Strategy
  • World in Conflict’s single player mode will offer a deep and emotional storyline created by renowned author and cold war authority, Larry Bond; players will strap on the combat boots of a young field commander featuring Hollywood voice-over talent and a thrilling personal journey through World War III
  • World in Conflict’s FPS-like control scheme and 360-degree camera make its action-strategy gameplay exciting for hardcore strategy fans as well as accessible to fans of other genres – strategy fans will love World in Conflict. For gamers who have never played strategy before, World in Conflict is the game to try
  • World in Conflict will support up to 16 players for head-to-head and team-based battles in Domination, Tug-of-War and Assault modes; online play will feature built-in Voice-over IP (VoIP), support for clan management, competitive ladders, online tournaments, chat rooms, friends lists and more
  • Unleash the authentic military arsenals of the great superpowers including tanks, planes, trucks, troops and helicopters from the USA, Soviet Union and NATO; as well as massive tactical attacks such as carpet bombings, long-range artillery, napalm and nuclear weapons
  • Innovative in the strategy genre, players will choose to engage the enemy as Infantry, Armor, Support, or Air specialists; multiplayer teams will need to master each role and their cooperative elements for maximum effectiveness
  • The latest version of Massive’s proprietary Masstech engine uses DX10 technology, with advanced lighting, particle and physics effects, and allows for a full 360-degree range of camera control
  • As the battle rages, the world environment pays the price as every object – houses, trees and more – crumble under the force of war
  • While pushing the bleeding edge, Massive’s proprietary Masstech engine also scales down to accommodate a wide range of PC specifications – if you’ve played a modern PC game within the last two years, you’ll be able to play World in Conflict

The World in Conflict Collector’s Edition will include limited edition extras for hardcore fans and Cold War enthusiasts, including an authentic piece of the Berlin Wall, a bonus DVD from The History ChannelĀ®, behind the scenes videos and special packaging. Additional pre-order bonuses for the Collector’s Edition and Standard Edition versions of World in Conflict are now available at participating retailers across North America, including an additional bonus DVD from The History Channel and other added content.

World in Conflict is currently available at retail stores in North America for PC with a suggested retail price of $49.99 for Standard Edition and $59.99 for the Collector’s Edition.

The World in Conflict game for X360 and the PS3 is being developed by Massive Entertainment in conjunction with Sierra’s-own Swordfish Studios, currently scheduled for fall 2008.

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