Ubisoft and U.S. Army Announce America's Army: True Soldiers Exclusively for Xbox 360™
SAN FRANCISCO - June 12, 2007 - Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, and the U.S. Army announced that Red Storm Entertainment, in collaboration with the Army, will launch America's Army: True Soldiers, exclusively for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in September 2007. The game will be rated "T" for Teen.
The multiplayer feature is a key feature of America's Army: True Soldiers with eight maps developed by Red Storm Entertainment and full Xbox LIVE® online gaming service Clan support, so teams will be able to quickly jump online and compete. Players will immerse themselves within the true infantry experience of a modern Soldier via the graphical prowess of the Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Warfighter® 2 game engine. As a Soldier in single-player mode, advance through your career and take on roles such as Rifleman, Grenadier, Automatic Rifleman and Sniper. Red Storm and the Army are working together to make sure that the America's Army: True Soldiers gameplay experience is an authentic Army experience.
The America's Army: True Soldiers game accurately portrays the values that guide Soldiers in the U.S. Army, by specifically incorporating gameplay based on mission accomplishment, teamwork, leadership, rules of engagement and respect for life and property. Just like in real combat, honor and respect must be earned, and in the game, the Play-Lead-Recruit feature allows players to earn respect as they move up through the ranks and become true leaders. Teammates can award points to other team members who play honorably and jump in when the mission is on the line.
"America's Army is a strong brand, and coupled with Red Storm Entertainment's next-gen expertise, Ubisoft and the Army are set to deliver a solid and authentic Army experience," said Tony Key, vice president of marketing at Ubisoft. "Red Storm has done an unbelievable job over the years with military action titles and we're excited to have them work in partnership with the U.S. Army to develop America's Army: True Soldiers."
America's Army: True Soldiers is going to be a huge multiplayer hit on Xbox LIVE and a unique feature is how the single-player experience integrates into the multiplayer aspect of the game. Single-player accomplishments and skills earned, in categories such as Valor, Marksmanship, Stealth and Conditioning, will be upgradeable and then immediately utilized on Xbox LIVE to dominate online.
As the most realistic U.S. Army experience on a console, America's Army: True Soldiers will feature high-tech equipment, including a Blue Force Tracker that improves recognition of targets while increasing information to the player. Additional Intel will be gathered by the Raven UAV and displayed on their Blue Force Tracker. AI teammates can share Intel via in-game voice-over.
America's Army: True Soldiers is a game that will appeal to both hardcore gamers who love Xbox LIVE, military fans and those who want the ability to play through an authentic U.S. Army experience on the console. For more information about America's Army: True Soldiers please visit http://www.truesoldiersgame.com.
About America's Army
Launched on July 4th 2002, America's Army is an innovative PC action game that provides young adults with an inside perspective and a virtual role in today's high-tech Army. The America's Army game provides players with a virtual "test drive" of Soldiering in the U.S. Army from basic training to the battlefield in the Global War on Terrorism.
Since July 2002 the Army has released 23 major updates to its America's Army game for the PC. These releases, which are available at http://www.americasarmy.com, feature new technologies, missions, Army units and occupations. The most recent updates are part of the America's Army: Special Forces (Overmatch) series which focuses upon the central role Special Forces play in the Global War on Terrorism and highlights technologies that provide small U.S. Army units with the ability to overmatch much larger enemy forces. The America's Army game also includes the America's Army Real Heroes program that offers a glimpse into the accomplishments of Soldiers who have distinguished themselves in combat and earned citations for bravery and valor.
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 21 countries and sales in more than 50 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. Ubisoft generated sales of 680 million Euros for the 2006-07 fiscal year. To learn more, please visit http://www.ubisoftgroup.com.
About the Army
Through the teamwork of the more than 1.2 million Soldiers in the active Army, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve, the U.S. Army is the world's premier land force. Today, Soldiers of the U.S. Army are the front line in the Global War on Terrorism. For more information on the U.S. Army, go to http://www.goarmy.comor http://www.army.mil.