NEWS - Monday, June 14, 2004
Brothers In Arms ScreensCreated by Texas-based Gearbox Software, Brothers in Arms is the most realistic and authentic WWII shooter ever. While other WWII games have sugarcoated the war experience, Brothers in Arms is based on a true story and will immerse gamers into the gritty, uncensored and emotionally-charged side of war. The game puts you in the shoes of Sgt. Matt Baker, a D-Day paratrooper squad leader, and asks you to lead the squad as you balance their lives with the success of the mission. The true stories and historical events you experience on your perilous journey take you through real battlefields meticulously recreated from aerial reconnaissance images, US Army Signal Corps photos and eye-witness accounts of war-torn Normandy. Players of all skill levels can battle their way through this intense experience because of Brothers in Arms innovative and accessible command and control system. "Theres something ultimately very empty about heroism in war. Last night I watched a man I have known since high school give his life for the man next to him. Theres something about your friend, your crew member, your brother. To die for him isnt even a thought. Its like breath." - From the journal of Sgt. Matt Baker, 3d Squad, 3d Platoon, Fox Company, 502d PIR, 101st Airborne "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother."- William Shakespeare, King Henry V "The problem with these games is that they promise to let us live the life of a soldier in combat, but theyre not really putting us there. Real soldiers know that in combat, you live and fight as a team. Leadership counts. Good tactics win. Poor leadership and bad tactics get you slaughtered."- Historian, Author, Soldier: Colonel John Antal [Airborne, Ranger, US. Army, Ret.] Do you have what it takes to lead your troops into the heart of the most ferrous and brutal war known to man?