R.U.S.E.

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Eugen Systems
Release Date: Sept. 7, 2010

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'R.U.S.E.' (PS3/X360/PC) Adds Win7 Multitouch Capabilities

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT

R.U.S.E. is a strategy game in which the players use their brain as the ultimate weapon, fighting a war of perception, where the ability to deceive and mislead the enemy determines success. A first in a strategy game, R.U.S.E. reinvigorates the genre by using deception to give new-found depth to the game play.

In R.U.S.E., players use their brain as the ultimate weapon, fighting a war of perception, where the ability to deceive and mislead the enemy determines success. A first in a strategy game, R.U.S.E. reinvigorates the genre by using deception to give new-found depth to the game play.

R.U.S.E. is a one-of-a-kind real-time strategy game that allows players to bluff their enemies to lead their nation to victory, controlling the action using views that range seamlessly from the heart of the battlefield to the full theatre of war. Players will be plunged into the action thanks to the exclusive IRISZOOM Engine which offers an intuitive interface that allows for smooth, rapid transitions from a birds-eye view of the entire conflict, down into the heat of the battle and vice versa.

R.U.S.E. will incorporate the multitouch capabilities of Windows 7 to bring a new and exciting way of playing games to fans everywhere.

“Making images interactive is at the core of the video game industry, and over the last few years we have been striving to make this interactivity as intuitive and direct as possible. Today, thanks to Windows 7 and its full multitouch support, the barrier between the player and the image has been removed: they become one”, said John Parkes, EMEA marketing director. “As a strategy game relying on a clean and intuitive interface built around the zoom, R.U.S.E. was the perfect candidate for Ubisoft to demonstrate how multitouch improves and streamlines the way games are played."

Ubisoft is collaborating closely with Microsoft to deliver immersive and new experiences to gamers on touch-enabled devices running on Windows 7 when R.U.S.E. launches in Q1 2010.

“Windows 7 was designed with the customer in mind,” said Mike Ybarra, general manager of Windows Product Management at Microsoft. “We are pleased to see how Ubisoft has leveraged multi-touch in R.U.S.E to bring a new and dynamic gaming experience to our mutual customers.”

Key Features

  • Fight a war of perception using recon units & your spying network to gather intelligence on your enemy and then strike at his Achilles heel!
  • Use overturning deception skills to mislead your enemy: decoys, camouflage, radio silence, deciphering, intoxication…
  • Combine military manoeuvres & cunning stratagems for victory: your brains are the ultimate weapon!
  • From captain to the chief in command, live an epic campaign full of manipulation, jealousy & betrayal!
  • Command a huge spectrum of units : dozens of infantry, vehicles & aircraft units with specific abilities
  • Wield executive power : secure revenues, plan units production & launch advanced research programs
  • Undermine the enemy strategy by cutting its supply lines & weakening its logistics
  • Use the exclusive IRISZOOM® engine as the most intuitive interface to easily identify the balance of power and run into action
  • Fight on immense & incredibly detailed maps, the biggest in a RTS: a perfect playground for strategy!
  • Test your strategic skills with fast-paced, addictive cooperative & adversarial skirmishes, up to 8 players
  • Face unpredictable battle situations & reverse the balance of power by using bluff and deception against your opponents
  • Choose your nation between 6 Axis or Allied powers with specific units & abilities

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