Update: America’s Army Coming to 360
Ubisoft and Red Storm have announced America’s Army: True Soldiers exclusively for Xbox 360. The game, built using the impressive GRAW 2 engine, will be loosely based on the popular free PC title. Team play is the main focus of the game with battles being won and lost based on how well you perform as a team with use of tactics and good communication. Running in gung-ho will almost certainly result in defeat.
You’ll be able to choose your class of soldier in the single player campaign. The five classes in the game are Rifleman, Grenadier, Automatic Rifleman, Sniper and Team Leader. As you progress through the game, you’ll earn Experience Points (XP) which you can spend on improving certain aspects of your soldier’s abilities. You can also take your customised Soldier online to battle in eight maps.
Alongside the standard deathmatch, the game will include an online mode called Competitive Training. In CT, the idea is to hit as many “pop-up targets” that appear around the battlefield before your fellow soldiers do, the winner being the player who hits the most targets in the allotted time (or gets to the score limit first). There will also be a Co-Op mode which allows you and 15 of your Xbox Live buddies to play through eight missions, earning XP along the way.
IGN have an interview with Red Storm’s Randy Greenback about some of the key features of the game as well as the first trailer. America’s Army: True Soldiers is scheduled for a September release in the US. Ubisoft Europe have not confirmed a Euro release and it’s currently unclear if we’ll ever see the game over here as the last-gen title Rise of a Soldier was canned by Ubisoft.
Update: Ubisoft have today confirmed that America’s Army: True Soldiers will be released only in the US.
Originally Written By: Scott Webber