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Allied Assault dev announces Men Of Valor

Jungle based FPS thrills, on PC and Xbox!

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Some good news and some bad news. 2015 (of Medal Of Honor: Allied Assault fame) has revealed details of its next title - an Unreal engine powered first person shooter for the PC and Xbox entitled Men Of Valor: Vietnam.

Vivendi Universal Games has grabbed the rights to publish the game, but sadly we'll have to wait until next year to get our hands on the title which will apparently "transport the player to the humid jungles of Southeast Asia in the most controversial conflict of the modern era." We'd better upgrade the cooling on our PC then [your PC wouldn't work on a polar ice cap, chum - Ed].

Men Of Valor's concept appears to be following in the successful formula adopted by Allied Assault, with the game following the player through the major actions in the Vietnam conflict, from search and destroy missions around Danang airbase to the Tet offensive and the counterattack on Hue.

As with MOHAA, a "cast" of AI controlled characters accompanies the player through the missions, and "learns their value" and "mourns their loss" as the war progresses. Let's hope they act a little bit more intelligently than the idiot cannon fodder in Allied Assault, eh?

Co-operative play is included, "allowing the player to experience the entire tour of duty with his friends," as well as various multiplayer modes that "allow the player to experience the war from the perspective of North Vietnamese Army or Viet Cong guerrillas as well as US Forces."

2015 president Tom Kudirka had this to say: "With Medal of Honor Allied Assault, 2015 took steps towards developing a new type [cough - Ed] of first person shooter that highlighted the excitement and danger of military conflict during World War II.

"Rather than place the player in the role of a traditional first-person shooter, the player was made to experience the vulnerability and heroism of the soldier taking part in a great crusade. In the same way, Men of Valor: Vietnam aims to recreate the tension, risk, and excitement of the jungle battlefields of the Vietnam War."

The jungle: it's the in thing, y'know.

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