E3 2006: America's Army: Special Forces (Overmatch)

Unlike Ubisoft’s America’s Army: Rise of a Soldier for the Xbox, the US Army is the master of the PC version of AA. The most exciting reason for this is that actual soldiers use America’s Army to train with sophisticated and ultra-expensive hardware like the new tank-busting Javelin missile, and now you’ll be able to play with these toys as well. In addition to the Javelin, you’ll enter into combat with the new CROWS Humvee-mounted .50 cal machine gun - a badass, remotely operated turret that you’ll run from inside your armored monster truck.

With all the new ordnance, it’s easy to forget that America’s Army is a messaging tool for the US military. But the sales pitch is a soft sell, never asking you for personal information. Instead, it casually introduces you to real-life heroes. These US Army action stars are decorated soldiers who are profiled and faithfully represented in the game, who’ll train alongside you and relate their personal tales of heroism and valor.

You’ll be able to enlist in late July 2006, when the Overmatch update is due to ship out. Hooah.

May 11, 2006


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