Dipping a toe into military waters and assuming command of crack troops is nothing particularly new in the world of videogames, but when a title is based on a simulator designed for training the US Army, we expect something a little special. Pandemic Studios' Full Spectrum Warrior is that game in question, putting us in charge of some of USA's finest battling it out close-quarter combat-style in urban environments.
Anyone expecting hang-yer-balls-the-breeze all-out action will probably find Full Spectrum Warrior disappointing. Pandemic's title is more likely to curry favour with Napoleon's in a previous life, gamers up for putting on commander hat, flexing the old grey matter, exercising tactics and fine-tuning strategies and getting a kick out of skilfully employing squads of combatants to complete objectives.
It's all looking mightily impressive and we'll have more in-depth impressions for you next week.
Full Spectrum Warrior movie (PC, Xbox)