Activision has today announced a new IP that will allow players to assume the role of Union and Confederate soldiers fighting behind enemy lines during the Civil War.
The player’s goal in HISTORY Civil War: Secret Missions is to disrupt the armies of both the North and the South by any means necessary, including conducting train raids, stealing ironclad ships, stopping enemy supply lines, destroying enemy artillery and more. All events are drawn from the real life actions of famous partisans, scouts and rangers - fight as a member of Mosby’s Rangers, Sheridan’s Scouts and Grant’s Secret Service and receive your mission commands from famous generals including Robert E. Lee, “Stonewall” Jackson, and Ulysses Grant.
The action in HISTORY Civil War: Secret Mission attempts to reflect the guerrilla tactics of the time period and weapons include the shotgun, the pepperbox revolver and the coffee mill gun, and there is heavy reliance on scouts and naval warfare.
“There is a rich history to the Civil War, especially in terms of covert military tactics,” said Dave Oxford, Activision Publishing. “American warfare in the 1860’s was brutal yet surprisingly sophisticated, so it was essential for us to capture this duality.”
HISTORY Civil War: Secret Missions will be released later this year for the Xbox 360, PS3, PlayStation2 and PC. A release date has yet to be announced.