X360 Friday, September 15, 2006 | 9:54 PM

Images of The History Channel CW

Images of The History Channel CW

It was hard to not actually laugh at this title when I first saw it, but it's true - it's the History Channel Civil War, a full price strategy title for the Xbox 360 (and Playstation 2). The game is now officially announced, with more info and some screenshots inside.



The game will be released the 14th of November in the US, and here is a fact sheet from the publisher Activision:

Immerse yourself in the intensity, carnage, and chaos of the war that divided a nation! Experience history brought to life in the first ever first-person action game based on the Civil War. Play as a Confederate or Union soldier in America’s most historic battles including Gettysburg, Bull Run and Antietam. Use authentic firearms, fight in intense hand-to-hand combat, place explosives, sabotage enemy artillery, destroy buildings, and more!

KEY FEATURES:
· America’s Most Historic Battles – Twelve of the most famous battles in the Nation’s history including Gettysburg, Bull Run and Antietam. Experience famous locations such as Little Round Top and Lookout Mountain and diverse landscapes including train yards, saw mills, military forts, trenches, towns and large open battlefields.

· Intense Hand-to-Hand Fighting – Experience the intense chaos of the Civil War including close quarters and melee fighting using bayonets, sabers, the butt of your gun and even your fists in the midst of raging battles.

· Wide Variety of Battlefield Combat – Enlist realistic battle strategies including line fighting, artillery barrages, urban assaults, sniping, stealth and sabotage. Set charges, place explosives, sabotage enemy telegraph lines, destroy buildings, enemy fortifications and more to complete mission objectives.

· Authentic Weaponry of the Civil War – Authentic Civil War weapons transport gamers to the battlefields armed with repeating rifles, multiple types of grenades, exploding artillery, gatling guns, revolvers, bayonets, muskets, sabers and more!

· Awesome Cinematic War Experience – Battles come to life amidst exploding artillery, whistling bullets, falling comrades and much more!

· Incredible realism and historical accuracy -- Battlefield recreations are based on topographical maps and photographs from the actual battlegrounds. Each level begins with a documentary video describing the historic moments in each battle, movements of armies, local fights, historical photos and battle statistics.

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Commented on 2006-09-15 22:16:03
Oh look! Its a bunny! ...Oh yes, sorry, what about history channel?
Commented on 2006-09-15 22:17:16
Pic #4, that's gotta hurt!
Commented on 2006-09-15 22:21:20 In reply to INDIGO
Posted by INDIGO
Pic #4, that's gotta hurt!
lol

maybe its gonna be a good game...who knows
Commented on 2006-09-15 22:28:10
Rofl
Commented on 2006-09-15 22:29:50
i just dont see how this game could actually be any fun at all.
Commented on 2006-09-15 22:32:49
What in D hell??... So this is what it's come to...tsk, tsk, tsk
Commented on 2006-09-15 22:37:12 In reply to italianice
Looks quite interesting, if the game comes with the history of the battle and shows you why each battle was so important.
Commented on 2006-09-15 22:40:18
And the target audience would be? Well this might be fun to play on live ;)

" Incredible realism and historical accuracy -- Battlefield recreations are based on topographical maps and photographs from the actual battlegrounds."

Now i dont think that anyone but those 2 hardoce historical battle fans in this world care about increbibly accurate battlegrounds :s And talking about super immersive battles. I've playd bia, cod and all those war games and while they were fun to play, never really felt anything special. It's good thing that this games going to fix that.
Commented on 2006-09-15 22:44:38
Forgot teh edit button ;__;
Commented on 2006-09-15 22:50:33
Does it come with free chewing tobacco?
Commented on 2006-09-15 22:51:17
You know, there's a very large subset of computer gamers that are into startegy games bigtime. I think this might convice a few of them that might not have 360s to pick one up. Incedentally, this game has rather nice graphics, considering it's a strategy game. This is an area of gaming usually dominated by 2-D sprites and a crapload of text.
Commented on 2006-09-15 23:00:26 In reply to abaddon1125
Posted by abaddon1125
You know, there's a very large subset of computer gamers that are into startegy games bigtime. I think this might convice a few of them that might not have 360s to pick one up. Incedentally, this game has rather nice graphics, considering it's a strategy game. This is an area of gaming usually dominated by 2-D sprites and a crapload of text.
they dont play RTS games on consoles cause RTS games just don't work on consoles. the ONLY one that did okay on it was LOTR:BFME2. All other attempts have hardly been even worth checking out.

Even with LOTR, it controls much better on a PC. I highly doubt this game will draw PC gamers to the 360 ...

Not to mention, this is yet another game being developed on a last gen and next gen system at the same time, and we know what that means ...
Commented on 2006-09-15 23:14:02
ooo looks sweet
Commented on 2006-09-15 23:31:51
erhm A+ for effort... but please, who is gonna buy this game

If I ever want a crappy war-game I'll just buy cod3
Commented on 2006-09-15 23:33:28 In reply to INDIGO
Pic #4 looks like two hobos locked in mortal combat. Must've been The Great Battle of Half a Ham Sandwich., a turning point in homeless history.
Commented on 2006-09-15 23:41:00
abaddon1125: Err, when (if ever) did you last play an RTS? Games like Dawn of War, Age of Empires 3, Company of Heroes, LoTR: BFME (to name a few more recent examples) have beautiful graphics. No sprites or "crap load of text" in sight.
Commented on 2006-09-15 23:42:34
I will keep my eye on this. Looks surprising not bad for a history channel game. I always wondered why there no games based on the US civil war.
Commented on 2006-09-15 23:46:12
Again another comment about PIC #4:
If you look at the faces of the two men, you know the one stabbing and the one getting stabbed, it's like he's stabbing his clone, hehehe!
Commented on 2006-09-16 00:00:07 In reply to pauls2ndblessng
Brother against Brother, friend Vs friend...that's Civil war for you ;)
Commented on 2006-09-16 00:04:24
Here here! Join me at the Officer's club for a song over a glass of brandy and mustaches.

Really dont know what to think about this. And if they wanted to honor a grueling war of brother against brother they ought to make it a mature rated game. Eventhough war documentaries should never be age classified, its the kids who need to know the most.
Commented on 2006-09-16 00:58:45
umm.... This game looks creepy.. I'll pass
Commented on 2006-09-16 05:39:07
FINALLY!!! Some historical first-person warring that has absolutely nothing to do with the Middle East or World War 2.

The game looks half decent and if it plays well with full XBL support, then count me in. With luck the game will actually be good and sell well, then maybe we can see more games featuring other modern wars throughout history, and not just more of the same old rehash Persian Gulf and WWII . . . heck, I'm surprised they have not combined those two genres yet and shown us what WWII was like in the Persian Gulf area (LOL)
Commented on 2006-09-16 06:40:40
I think the game looks great, and if it's the History Channle behind it, then it'll probably have a great story to go along with the sexy visuals :D
Commented on 2006-09-16 06:48:19 In reply to unfettered
Posted by unfettered
FINALLY!!! Some historical first-person warring that has absolutely nothing to do with the Middle East or World War 2.

The game looks half decent and if it plays well with full XBL support, then count me in. With luck the game will actually be good and sell well, then maybe we can see more games featuring other modern wars throughout history, and not just more of the same old rehash Persian Gulf and WWII . . . heck, I'm surprised they have not combined those two genres yet and shown us what WWII was like in the Persian Gulf area (LOL)
EXACTLY! I'm highly excited, and it's funny that this is just announced because I was talking about how cool it would be to have a Civil War game for the 360.
Commented on 2006-09-16 07:07:36
I'm really excited about a civil war game. It's about time someone attempted to do it right!
The South will rise again! ;)
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