Okay. Brace yourselves. I've got some news. It turns out that between 1939 and 1945 there was something of a war, taking place all over the world. I did a bit of research, and it turns out this is called "The Second World War", or "World War II". If you find a more obscure, esoteric history book, you might find a few details about it. Well, it's certainly news to us here at Eurogamer - so we were more than intrigued to discover a game about it, played on the little-known device from Nintendo called the "DS"...
So while yet another WWII game, let alone yet another BiA game, isn't exactly the sort of news that gets us out of our beds, there is a reason to be interested in this handheld incarnation: technical achievement.
It's always the case that as machines get older, developers find new potential with the hardware. Look at the beautiful Tomb Raider: Anniversary on the PS2, and compare it with, say, Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness. But I honestly didn't think the DS was capable of a game as complex and detailed as Brothers In Arms.
Ubisoft and Gearbox plan to bring tactical shooter Brothers In Arms to both Nintendo Wii and DS this year, and both titles will make extensive use of their respective system's innovative control mechanisms.