EndWar declared on PSP, DS Nov. 4

Ubisoft reveals turn-based handheld editions of Tom Clancy-inspired strategy game will launch alongside PS3, 360 games.

Nigh on a year ago, a product page for Tom Clancy's End War on the Nintendo DS popped up in GameStop's online database. However, with the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 editions out November 4, and no word since then from Ubisoft, it might have been assumed that a handheld edition had been discharged before making it out of boot camp.

EndWar PSP.

As it would turn out, not only is that not the case, but a Nintendo DS and PSP version of the game will deploy alongside their console counterparts in two weeks. The handheld editions were developed by Germany-based Funatics Software, who previously had a hand in Ubisoft's The Settlers strategy franchise.

Instead of the real-time strategy gameplay of their console siblings, EndWar on handhelds will feature turn-based tactics. However, unlike in traditional turn-based strategy titles, in EndWar, players will conduct their move and attack phases simultaneously.

EndWar DS.

Ubisoft also noted that handheld generals will be afforded three single-player campaigns, where gamers will take command of the US Joint Strike Force, the European Enforcers Corps, and the Russian Spetsnaz Guards Brigade. Each campaign contains more than 30 pitched battles in real-world locations such as Paris and London. The game also includes one-on-one multiplayer matches, where players can compete in 100 different premade scenarios. Ubisoft also promises a mission editor, where players can create their own custom maps that can be played solo or in multiplayer mode.

For more on the console editions of EndWar, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Scooter_6_7
Scooter_6_7

Argh, I was hoping that the PSP version would be like the console version...but maybe that was a little unrealistic. Oh well, hopefully this will be a good game. =]

the2gamer
the2gamer

It shouldve been like field commander, and killzone: liberation put into one and turned into an rts game, then, i would buy the psp version

koHd
koHd

Is this one voice controlled as well?

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

@lowenergycycle: What an amazingly quick misunderstanding. I am 100% in favor of all Military Madness clones. The more the better. The map editor is already better than Military Madness for the PS. -However much you are excited for this game, me twice as much. ;)

lowenergycycle
lowenergycycle

@DiscGuru101 "Advance Wars is a straight up clone of Military Madness. And so is EndWar DS." No offence intended, but how would you know? EndWar isn't even finished yet. And as far this post states, EndWar features a dual-phase aspect that neither Advance Wars nor Military Madness employ. So to be picky, and in light of the different play mechanics of your examples, it's fundamentally a different game. After all, we all know that a dual-phase approach would make for a completely different playing experience (we do, don't we?...) I for one am quite excited by it, especially after so many versions of Famicom/Advance Wars that followed a very similar template. You can happily revile me if EndWar is nothing but an Advance Wars clone.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

@mddg_mmcc: Oh snap! I didn't know about Famicom Wars because it only came out in Japan? -But, there are dramatic differences between Famicom Wars and Military Maddness. -Advance Wars is a straight up clone of Military Madness. And so is EndWar DS.

mddg_mmcc
mddg_mmcc

DiscGuru101- Advance Wars is the offspring of Famicom Wars, of the Nintendo Wars series, released in 1988. Military Madness was a year later. Practice what you preach and "look up the facts."

Valchieor
Valchieor

Looks like Advance Wars. Only reason to get.

mankeyador
mankeyador

did they just port the ds version over. wow.

dadaism
dadaism

Those screenshots do not inspire confidence.

Lakrum
Lakrum

Might try it out, it will definatly not out shine the Console and PC version though :P

Killer2401
Killer2401

Cute, but we all know where the real fun will be...

NinjaMunkey01
NinjaMunkey01

lol at people putting minuses at my comment for giving an opinion. :|

JesusFreak1990
JesusFreak1990

The PSP version could look so much better... Anyway, this is not what I expected the new Tom Clancy game to be. I thought it would be realistic, not cartoony.

lowenergycycle
lowenergycycle

Not all developers are catering for the game-playing equivalent of magpies y'know. Some of you people honestly don't deserve good games if all you care about is gawking at the shiny pictures. The graphics, the genre and the handhelds all compliment each other very well (e.g. Advance Wars, Fire Emblem). I think this edition of Endwar looks pretty sweet. There should be more games like this, and less of the lowest-common-denominator crap. But then very few of you would buy video games, because they wouldn't shine enough.

NinjaMunkey01
NinjaMunkey01

For the psp that looks really bad. It looks okayish for a DS game... I dont think i will get the psp version. It will be okay but the graohics will annoy me plus it will probably play better on the DS touch screen. Im waiting for resistance retribution.

acoya
acoya

Ok i undertand that you can't the type of graphics we have come to expect on the consoles, but this is poor. Why has it been made so "cartoony"?

monkeyd_93
monkeyd_93

wii misses out but i believe that next year it will probably come out but as a de-graded 360/ps3 version once they get the wii speaker working but this is a hopefully

geomyr
geomyr

this is so great cant' wait see this game

x_wolverine
x_wolverine

sweet a tom clancy take on advance wars but in real time :D

LordXehanorth
LordXehanorth

It looks awful... it should be way better on the PSP. I hope gameplay would be a challenge.

BenderUnit22
BenderUnit22

Looks more like they were working on some handheld strategy game and at some point in the process just decided to slap the Tom Clancy name on it.

leonheart_z
leonheart_z

oh dear oh dear..ick!!! i wonder why the psp game looks crappy?

heavymetalzplin
heavymetalzplin

i don't understand why they are wasting their time with the psp/ds. Being a handheld portable console there's just too many limitations.

1407
1407

woow, im getting the ps3 version, ill just try the psp one, i dont expect much of it

ocdog45
ocdog45

keep my eye on the ds version. i only like turned based. advance wars is the best game for the ds anyway.

dkdk999
dkdk999

wrong theres already advance wars ripoff on psp its called feild commander anyway i hope this is sweet!

siLVURcross
siLVURcross

Oh cool Advance Wars on the PSP. WAITWUT?!

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

Russian Spetsnaz Guards Brigade .... get more specific ... I DARE YOU

osmifura
osmifura

i am counting days for the ps3 version

osmifura
osmifura

i agree the 4.5 this type of game is for a big HD image not in a little screen..

Khoo1992
Khoo1992

predicted score at gamespot: 4.5

prioritymail
prioritymail

I hope, for endwar's sake, it plays as well as advance wars

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prioritymail

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kkkkknaruto
kkkkknaruto

wudve been coller to use da new built in mics in da new psp's u noe...remember dat voice command jeez -_-"

NeleNel
NeleNel

Not to beat a dead horse, but it seems like it will give an advance wars kind of game to the PSP.

Adam_the_Nerd
Adam_the_Nerd

Looks like every other strategy for DS and PSP that has been released. Great.