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New RUSE DLC released

Command the Japanese Army in 'The Pack of The Rising Sun'

Ubisoft has released new RUSE DLC for PC and Xbox 360, with the content to follow on PS3 tomorrow.

'The Pack of The Rising Sun' gives players the opportunity to command the Japanese Army in both solo and multiplayer modes.

It features 28 new units and factories in three new operations dedicated to the Imperial Japanese Army - Gold for the Brave, Ostfriesland, and For Honour.

Ubisoft's press release didn't offer a price for the DLC, but it's up on Xbox Live Marketplace for 800 MS Points (£6.85).


The company said of the DLC: "Japan provides an unusual playable faction, combining ingenuity and cheap production costs. Players will have to make the most of half-buried bunkers to lock strategic routes, and use their Dokuritsu K˘hei - flamethrower-equipped units - to flush out their enemies.

"Also named the 'paper tank', the Ha-Go is a cheap and quick to produce new solution, as well as the upgraded Chi-Ri that will help to gain supremacy through its outstanding firepower.

"While the famous Zero will dominate the skies, the surprising Shinden will cast its rear-propelled silhouette and four 30mm cannons over the battlefield. And of course, prototypes such as the AOV recon and the Ha-To long range gun will surprise your opponent from afar."

Here's the official word on the three new operations:

Fort Knox: In this fictional challenge, gamers will play with the Kentucky National Guard, protecting the Federal Reserve gold until reinforcements from the 1st Armored Division arrive.

Ostfriesland: In this challenge, players will lead a Japanese strike force in Germany. Their objective will be to prevent the British XIIth corp. from establishing a bridgehead into their defense line. Gamers will be able to use infantry, artillery, armored forces as well as prototype weapons, but will have a limited aircraft.

For Honour: In this challenge, take command of a renegade division of the Imperial Air Force who refuse to lay down arms and decide to join the Japanese garrison in a desperate and hopeless fight on the island of Java. All around, US, British and Soviet forces are gathering for the ultimate offensive.

Launched in September, RUSE is a new IP developed by Paris-based Eugen Systems. We awarded the World War II RTS game 8.3/10.