Update: Ubisoft has released a trailer that reflects the deceptive nature of the game. Check it out here or hit the break.
Original story: Ubisoft have announced R.U.S.E., a real-time strategy game with a twist: this one lets you deceive your opponents. Developed by Eugen, the same people that brought us Act of War: Direct Action, this RTS promises an extra level of strategy by allowing you mislead your opponents, bluffing them into making the wrong move.
According to the press gumph, “With R.U.S.E., Ubisoft is once again shaking up a genre, offering an RTS with a twist that will thrill gamers… Ubisoft is known for innovation and R.U.S.E. continues that tradition, offering the most immense and detailed maps ever seen in an RTS. Players can explore the maps using IRISZOOM Engine, which provides an aerial, smooth interaction unlike anything ever seen before.”
So what we’ve got then is a new RTS IP featuring massive battlefields that you can zoom in and out of, with a cheeky bit of deception thrown in for good measure. The game is currently in development for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360, with a projected release window of fiscal year 2009/10. Apparently, R.U.S.E. will be available to play at GDC tomorrow, so if we can track Tommy down (we’re worried he may of gone native and fashioned himself a hut out of promo swag and papier mache’d interview notes) then we may be hearing more soon.