Bethesda enlists Rogue Warrior

New first-person squad-based tactical shooter in development by Zombie for Xbox 360, PS3, PC; game based on books by former SEAL Richard Marcinko.

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Purely a hypothetical situation, right?

Navy SEALs may have taken a hit to their reputation thanks to a certain Charlie Sheen movie, but if Bethesda Softworks has its way, they're about to get their credibility back. The publisher of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion has announced that its next game is Rogue Warrior, due in stores in fall 2007.

The game is being developed by Zombie Studios, the Seattle-based studio responsible for several military shooters, including games from the America's Army and Delta Force series. Rogue Warrior will do battle on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

A first-person shooter, Rogue Warrior is based on books by best-selling author and former Navy SEAL Richard Marcinko. Using squad-based tactics, gamers will lead a team behind enemy lines in present-day North Korea to evaluate the state of the country's nuclear technology.

Players will pursue global stability through 10 gameplay modes that cover both single-player and cooperative play for up to four gamers. The multiplayer mode features a unique tiling system, where teams mix and match landscapes to create up to 200 different maps.

For more details on Rogue Warrior, read GameSpot's recent preview.

Discussion

74 comments
l0kmun
l0kmun

@ Baramos6 HAHAHAHA Comment of the century right there.

Baramos6
Baramos6

Count on Bethesda, you know they will deliver something special.

Lebowski-Dude
Lebowski-Dude

@xSithiSx Well, maybe you're right. It's just been delayed so much, it seems discouraging. Although you're right, I have looked and the only thing in their in development is Rogue Warrior. I hope it comes out, looks like it would be a good game (although, when has Bethesda ever made a bad one?).

SlamminSammy
SlamminSammy

Wow! I wanted to check the status on this game and I guess the positive news is at least it's still under developtment.

xSithiSx
xSithiSx

Lebowski..you shouldnt really say things like that. Do you have any idea how long Bethesda worked on Fallout 3? And those graphics sure didn't suck. This game is going to be pretty amazing, and I do think they are working on it because on the Bethesda website theres a "In development" section that Fallout 3 used to be under..now Rogue Warrior is there.

Lebowski-Dude
Lebowski-Dude

Holy Crap. Due out in stores Fall 2007????? Now the release date is TBA 2009! This just isn't gonna happen. No way. I mean, the graphics would suck now anyway. Unreal III engine? Don't think so. Man, this just bites. What's Bethesda's new direction?

GodOfSyn
GodOfSyn

Anyone know what ever happened to this game, there hasn't been an update in over a year and a half now. I'm dying for this game, like really dying to see it in action at the very least.

Glidewarrior567
Glidewarrior567

hopefully this game will be as BAMF as Richard Marcinkos books

Glidewarrior567
Glidewarrior567

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w00t911
w00t911

Hmmm this looks rather interesting... Am waiting for new info.

ps3_guy
ps3_guy

if its qualtiy is anything like oblivians it will be worth what ever it costs

KFrog
KFrog

Nice looking screens. Wonder when we'll see some game play videos?

Ghostse7en
Ghostse7en

I've been a fan of Marcikos books and read them since I was fourteen. I hope that Bathesda pays homage to the baddest Commander of SEAL Team 6 correctly or all heck is going to break loose. Leade by Example Bathesda. Give'em Hell

mooseman721
mooseman721

It would be nice if they implement the R6 VEGAS cover system. I think it makes a huge difference to gameplay, in a good way. High hopes for this anyway, cover system or not.

_Sam_
_Sam_

I should probably read one of the books

zymase
zymase

squad-based is getting a little old....

bobreturns
bobreturns

this game looks good ill give anyrthing betheseda make a try after TES series

EnnV
EnnV

Hopefully there is a first person view, I can't play over the shoulder.

LinkinSnake
LinkinSnake

when everybody else refrained my uncle johnny did cocaine

_Cab0ose87_
_Cab0ose87_

Ah yes.. the over the shoulder boulder holder view how nice... lol

Xanog1
Xanog1

Do we really need yet another game to use the UE 3 and look exactly the same as the rest? More developers should either use other engines, or adjust the engine to a certain unique visual style. The more games that use UE 3.0 in the same way, the more bland I feel every game looks.

the_real_VIP
the_real_VIP

Yeah, "Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction" was politically & militarily well done & realistic.

Livewirez
Livewirez

Hope it's not using the battlefeild 2 engine or something..

ftjx
ftjx

it worked for me in Mercenaries.............

Squids-Ahoy
Squids-Ahoy

Zombie is terrible, why do they have a hand in this.

noodles12345678
noodles12345678

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Charlie2688
Charlie2688

Bethesda is involved?...let me guess "want a bigger clip?... $1.99" "want jeep armor?....$2.99" (Horse armor joke :P) "want extra spell...I mean abilities?...$1.99" Another FPS?...WOW thats "new"!

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

ah.. so they finally decided to touch North Korea.

tehbighead
tehbighead

there's no friggin agenda behind several developers' choice of locale - they merely pick the hotspots in the world right now to lend their games some authenticity.

Lord_Satorious
Lord_Satorious

It's about time Marcinko got his own game. Marcinko is like Clancy, only he's the real deal and not an armchair general. Buy "Rogue Warrior", it's an awesome read.

hendrix29
hendrix29

this actually sounds pretty cool for an fps, but i won't get it

gdogg4210
gdogg4210

come on leave the N Koreans alone, isn't there other "baddies" out there

Kfoss
Kfoss

wow sounds like a completly un-origional story line! GEE WIZ MOM!!!! CAN I HAVE IT!! PLEAseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thebrazenone
thebrazenone

"Oh god do we really need any more FPS?" -yes, but not by Zombie Studios, and not set in North Korea.

x93_confirmedx
x93_confirmedx

Players can choose between first-person or third person.