November 1st, 2005, 21:13 Posted By: wraggster
Leading video games publisher and developer Namco Hometek Inc. today announced that "Real-Time Conflict: Shogun Empires(TM)," its upcoming real-time strategy game for the Nintendo DS(TM), has gone gold. Utilizing the unique capabilities of the DS, the game lets players wage war in feudal Japan with an innovative touch screen control system, give orders to troops using voice activated control and even take on a friend in wireless multiplayer battles. "Real-Time Conflict: Shogun Empires" will be available in stores November 21 and is rated T for Teen by the ESRB.
Players are swept back to the honor and intrigue of feudal Japan in "Real-Time Conflict: Shogun Empires," controlling one of two rival brothers who seek to attain ultimate power. As they conquer neighboring territories and amass fearsome armies, only one will be able to end this bloody feud and seize the title of Shogun.
In their pursuit of absolute control over Japan, players will utilize an innovative touch screen control scheme to organize, move and give orders to their army. Swordsmen, pikemen and archers will wreak havoc across the battlefield, giving players an unparalleled amount of strategic freedom in devising tactics and taking on the enemy. A simple touch screen interface allows for smooth control of each individual army, while specialized mini-games let players assault armored fortresses, engage in one-on-one ninja battles and pursue the enemy through the forest on horseback. Using the wireless capabilities of the Nintendo DS, players can test their battlefield skills against a friend in intense multiplayer encounters.
“For years gamers have been clamoring for a handheld real time strategy game with the same ease of control as their PC counterparts, and now 'Real-Time Conflict: Shogun Empires' is poised to deliver on this impressive goal,” said Jeff Lujan, business director at Namco Hometek Inc. “Players will have seamless control over their armies with both touch screen and voice commands, and the thrilling multiplayer modes should make many RTS fans happy.”
For more details on "Real-Time Conflict: Shogun Empires," please visit www.namco.com.
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