News: The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month... wait, wrong World War.
Midway has announced a few new details of their World War II shooter, Hour of Victory. The game, which is coming exclusively to the Xbox 360, will be released on June 22. Gamers eager to try before they buy can look forward to a demo that will hit the Xbox Live Marketplace next Wednesday on May 30.
The demo will allow gamers to try out each of the three playable characters in "the rugged North African level." These characters are:
Major Ambrose Taggert, American OSS Operative
Taggert specializes in silent kills, as he surprises his enemies with a cold blade before they even hear him. Hiding in the shadows or behind natural cover, Taggert's silent Sten gun helps conceal his location while dealing a deadly blow to the Germans.
Lieutenant William Ross, British SAS Commando
Ross is a strong and dedicated soldier who wastes no time in engaging and destroying the enemy head on. Skillfull in frontal assault, the lieutenant will move objects out of his way if he has to, all the while with guns blazing.
Sergeant Calvin Blackbull, US
Sergeant Blackbull, also known as "Bull," is calm under pressure, able to hold his breath and take out his target from long range with deadly accuracy. Bull is nimble, able to jump long distances and climb obstacles that might slow other soldiers down.
Other features of Hour of Victory include:
Use any of the vehicles you find on the battlefield to accomplish your mission. From Sherman Tanks to the Axis Tiger Tanks to the Kubelwagons, if you can see it, you can drive it in Hour of Victory.
Hour of Victory blends authentic details and realism of World War II with frenetic gameplay. From the JU-88 Bombers in the sky to the Panzers in the streets, Hour of Victory bombards you from all angles.
Online multiplayer over Xbox Live
Developed using Unreal Engine 3.0 by nFusion, a tight-knit group of developers from New Jersey, whose military shooter experience includes titles such as Deadly Dozen and Line of Sight
We'll have more on Hour of Victory soon.