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Battle For Troy pretty soon

Riker fends off rival suitors. [Urgent whispers.] Oh, actually it's a game about Troy-as-in-the-horse. Sorry.

THQ UK has rather cleverly announced plans to release Battle For Troy on the PC during Q2 2004. The Zono-developed RTS (more details here) is published by Valusoft in the States and will cost just £19.99 over here. The clever bit, of course, is that THQ doesn't actually seem to have the licence to the Troy movie, and yet with the movie trailer we saw on TV last night fresh in the memory, we were quite interested when we saw a small fact sheet for this pop up on the publisher's press site. Presumably that's the desired effect. Bloody deceptive horses.

As you might imagine, while it lacks a virtual Brad Pitt to dress up and send to war, it does involve leading the Greek Alliance marching into ancient Troy, with two campaigns focusing on the Trojan War. You can see a few screenshots of the game here, and a (very) small movie trailer is available here, and we'll let you know if THQ announces a more concrete date.

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