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Sega reveals new PS3/360 RTS

Creative Assembly-developed, gritty-looking and due next year. Here's Stormrise

Stormrise is a real-time strategy game in development at Creative Assembly for 360 and PS3.

As publisher Sega explains: "Experience the heat of the battlefield by leading your troops from the front line, instead of the traditional way of controlling the units from a detached view point. Stormrise also allows units to be commanded in the air, across rooftops, on the earth's surface and even underground, this unique idea of 'verticality' introduces multiple layers of gameplay that must be mastered for strategic advantage.

Sega promises that the game will utilise a "simple yet effective control system tailored specifically for consoles, which allows easy unit selection, rapid navigation and precise deployment," so playing without a mouse should be a painless as possible.

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And the plot? "Set on a bleak and barren earth, devastated by a catastrophic event centuries ago, Stormrise sees the Echelon and the Sai battling to survive in a hostile and uninhabitable wasteland. Remnants of a superior technological people the Echelon survived the event through self-educed hibernation, whilst the Sai, a more tribal faction, still exist having learnt to adapt to their surroundings and the new environment.

"Having evolved in vastly different ways, the differences between the two factions have spurred much animosity and hatred between the two races, and the future of the planet is now hanging by a thread."

Sounds good. the first two shots are below, and the game's down for a vague 2009 release.

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