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.' (ALL) Gets Special Edition Laser Mouse And Pad

by Rainier on April 14, 2010 @ 8:59 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.

SteelSeries has teamed with game publisher Ubisoft to bring fans exclusive branded peripherals for the upcoming real-time strategy game R.U.S.E. Designed to give players a competitive advantage, the SteelSeries Xai Laser Mouse R.U.S.E. Edition enhances performance with its superior technology and a preconfigured profile setting that optimizes game-play. The preloaded R.U.S.E. profile, created with input from Ubisoft, allows quick access to the R.U.S.E. and HQ Menus, and preset macro buttons can take the player from the bird’s eye view of the war to the heart of the battlefield in an instant. The SteelSeries QcK Limited Edition (R.U.S.E.) mousepad features graphics from the game and provides a smooth and consistent glide; combined they deliver a complete and immersive R.U.S.E. experience.

In addition to the R.U.S.E. profile that comes pre-loaded on the SteelSeries Xai Laser Mouse R.U.S.E. Edition, SteelSeries will offer pro-gamer recommended R.U.S.E. profiles for users to download once the game launches in June. These recommended profiles will be found on the SteelSeries web site.

Important features on the SteelSeries Xai Laser Mouse R.U.S.E. Edition include:

  • Ambidextrous shape with a 10.8 megapixels/second sensor processing 12,000 frames/second at 5,001 Counts Per Inch (CPI) with movement speeds of 150 inches/second
  • Unique SteelSeries sensor innovations including SteelSeries ExactAim, SteelSeries ExactRate, SteelSeries ExactSens, SteelSeries FreeMove and automatic lift distance calibration deliver exceptional levels of personalization
  • Up to 5 stored profiles including a preconfigured R.U.S.E. profile created with input from game publisher, Ubisoft
  • 7 Programmable macro buttons with up to 200 strokes per button
  • Full customization via LCD menu system on the back of the mouse stored by the hardware - eliminating the need for drivers and providing configuration capabilities on-the-go.

“R.U.S.E. is a strategy game that we believe players will experience differently than any other RTS game on the market. In a game where every detail matters, choosing a mouse that obeys both the eye and every sleight of hand is a good strategy. With excellent levels of precision and ergonomy, the SteelSeries Xai mouse could become your best ally,” said Mathieu Girard, Senior Producer at Ubisoft. “Not only is it fully branded R.U.S.E. on the outside but is programmed with a special player profile.”

“Industry awards, player feedback and tournament wins have shown us that the time we spent methodically perfecting the SteelSeries Xai Laser Mouse has paid off,” said Bruce Hawver, CEO of SteelSeries. “R.U.S.E. players will be easily impressed with the game’s unique game-play built around an incredible zooming engine, and with the technology we pack inside the SteelSeries Xai as well as the smooth glide and graphics of the QcK mousepad it all comes together to provide gamers with an outstanding RTS experience.”

The SteelSeries QcK Limited Edition (R.U.S.E.) gaming surface is made of high quality cloth material and an optimized textured surface that guarantees smoothness and glide. The non-slip rubber base prevents sliding, no matter what surface the mousepad is on. Official artwork from the game depicts an exciting battle between opposing forces using the element of deception.

The SteelSeries Xai Laser Mouse R.U.S.E. Edition and QcK Limited Edition (R.U.S.E.) will retail in North America for $89.99 USD and $14.99 USD on the official website.

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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