SAN FRANCISCO – November 15, 2007 – Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, and the U.S. Army announced that America's Army: True Soldiers, exclusively for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft is now available in retail stores nationwide at the manufacturers suggested retail price of $59.99 – the game is rated "T" for Teen.
America's Army: True Soldiers takes full advantage of the multiplayer experience featuring 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 Advanced Warfighter 2 game engine. As a Soldier in single-player mode, players will advance through their 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 U.S. Army Soldiers 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 honor points to other team members who play honorably and jump in when the mission is on the line. As players accumulate honor points, they earn America's Army reward coins that can be redeemed for prizes in the America's Army "Live the Experience" contest that offers unique prizes such as becoming a Golden Knight, a game developer, or a Soldier for a day (http://truesoldiers.americasarmy.com)
America's Army: True Soldiers is going to be a huge multiplayer hit on Xbox LIVE and a compelling feature is how the single-player experience integrates seamlessly 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. The innovative parental controls allow parents to determine the settings at the level they feel appropriate, thus customizing the gameplay action for fresh recruits or for season veterans. For more information about America's Army: True Soldiers please visit 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 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.
About Ubisoft 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 23 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 www.ubisoftgroup.com.