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Wagons roll for No Man's Land

CDV's other American conquest

Earlier this week we took a look at American Conquest, the new real-time strategy game from Cossacks developers GSC Game World. This isn't the only American-themed strategy game in the works for German publisher CDV though - Related Designs are already hard at work on No Man's Land, covering a similar period of history but with a fully 3D graphics engine. The focus this time is on the colonisation of the wild west, with three campaigns taking the player from 1600 to 1900, with English, Spanish and American forces to take control of, as well as native tribes. But although the game has a historical setting and a variety of authentic units for each time period, it's not above taking liberties with reality, as demonstrated by the latest set of screenshots to issue forth from CDV, which show a native American unit apparently using magic to summon an animal. No doubt all will become clear as No Man's Land nears completion, which should be some time next summer. In the meantime, have a shufti at the latest shots of the game in action. Related Feature - No Man's Land screenshots

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