Brothers in Arms climbs retail hill

Ubisoft's realistic WWII shooter now available for the Xbox; Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 invades PCs and PS2s later this month.

Ubisoft today announced that Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 has dropped into retail stores for the Xbox. The game was developed by Gearbox Software, the studio that brought the popular first-person shooter Halo to the PC. PlayStation 2 and PC versions of Brothers in Arms are scheduled for release on March 15.

Brothers in Arms is based on the real-life exploits of the 101st Airborne paratroopers during and following the 1944 D-Day invasion. Players will control Sergeant Matt Baker as he commands his squad through authentic landscapes based on aerial recon photos and through gritty battles based on eyewitness accounts and postwar reports. The members of Baker's squad are based on real soldiers, and artificial intelligence and unique dialogue bring the characters to life.

The gameplay is a combination of FPS and tactical squad-based strategy. Using real military maneuvers such as suppression fire and flanking, gamers will fight through 20 single-player missions. Xbox Live supports up to four players, and each participant will control a squad in two-on-two or free-for-all action.

Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 is rated M for Mature and retails for $49.99. For more information on the game, march on over to GameSpot's previous coverage, and return to base soon for our full review.

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