Activision's Civil War detailed

Confederate, Union soldiers do battle on Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 2; historical conflicts at Gettysburg, Bull Run, Antietam.

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Though one of the biggest wars in America's history, the Civil War isn't that big when it comes to games. World War II dominates the wargame category, with titles on just about every platform in multiple genres.

Activision Value is hoping to give gamers a new history lesson this fall when it releases The History Channel Civil War. Though the game's existence isn't news, the details are. Previously revealed for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 2, Civil War will also be released on the PC.

Civil War will be a first-person action game and will take place during 12 of the war's most notorious battles, including Gettysburg, Bull Run, and Antietam. The game will feature authentic guns, like repeating rifles, revolvers, and Gatling guns, but it will also feature plenty of gritty hand-to-hand combat with bayonets, sabers, and good old-fashioned fists. Gamers can play as either the Confederate or Union soldiers.

The History Channel Civil War is rated T for Teen and will hit stores November 14. The game will cost $49.99 on the Xbox 360, $39.99 on the PlayStation 2, and $29.99 on the PC.

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