SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug 14, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that HISTORY Civil War: Secret Missions will be released later this year for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION(R)3 and PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment systems, and PC. A completely new episode in the HISTORY Civil War franchise, the game will allow players to assume the role of Union and Confederate soldiers fighting behind enemy lines in legendary battles.
"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."
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 accurately reflects the guerrilla tactics of the time period. Weapons include the shotgun, the pepperbox revolver and the coffee mill gun, and there is heavy reliance on scouts and naval warfare.
HISTORY Civil War: Secret Missions, which is not yet rated by the ESRB, will be available for $49.99 on Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system, $39.99 for Playstation(R)2 computer entertainment system, and $19.99 for PC.
For more information on HISTORY Civil War: Secret Missions videogame, visit www.activision.com.
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