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Tom Clancy goes strategy in EndWar

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Ubisoft has revealed the long-speculated latest entry in the Tom Clancy series, EndWar, a strategy game set on the backdrop of World War III.

The game is being made by Ubisoft's Shanghai studio and Clancy veteran Michael de Plater, and is set to release on next-gen consoles in fiscal year 2007/2008.

According to Ubisoft EndWar was built from the ground up for consoles to "push the standards of technology, showcasing artificial intelligence, graphics, physics and animations that were not possible prior to the launch of the new hardware systems."

According to internet chatter EndWar also bridges the Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon series (perhaps Rainbow Six as well) - though we're starting to feel that they look more and more similar anyway.

"Our development teams are invigorated to be creating the first 100 percent next-generation Tom Clancy brand," said Serge Hascoët, chief creative officer at Ubisoft.

"Our success with Tom Clancy franchises is unparalleled in the next-generation and Tom Clancy's EndWar will be a marvelous addition to the already critically acclaimed library of games. A strategy game like no other, EndWar will allow gamers to lead their own armies against hundreds of others online in real global locations on the massive battlefields of World War III."

The first details and screens are set to arrive in the next issue of EGM. We'll let you know what we think when it arrives.

April 24, 2007

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