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Religious RTS announced

By Left Behind Games.

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Fans of the Left Behind series of books - and there must be some, since more than 63 million copies have been sold worldwide - will soon be able to join the battle of good versus evil with the release of a new real-time strategy title for PC.

Left Behind: Eternal Forces is based on the best-selling novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins which are themselves based on the Book of Revelations. The game is set in a future where the faithful have ascended to Heaven, leaving those left on earth to endure seven years of Tribulation.

Turns out the Antichrist has somehow managed to become head of the United Nations, oh the cheek of it, and is now looking to take over the world with the help of his demonic Global Community Peacekeepers.

But he won't get away with it if the rebellious Tribulation Forces have anything to do with it, and they need your help to fight the good fight as apocalyptic battles rage through the streets of New York City.

Only a few gameplay details have been revealed so far, but we do know that the single-player game will let you take part in events featured in the Left Behind books while the multiplayer online mode will see you trying to capture territory from your rivals.

"The challenge of converting secular/neutral units to fight on the side of light or darkness is sure to present gamers with a deeper level of game play than in other real-time-strategy titles," apparently. Oh, and "The scenery will also be the most realistic representation of New York City ever seen in a game."

Left Behind: Eternal Forces is due for a US release some time between "Christmas 2005 and Easter 2006."

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