West Point, NY (August 21, 2007) - The U.S. Army announced today that it will feature a number of interactive America's Army game experiences at this week's Penny Arcade Expo (August 24-26 at the Washington State Convention&Trade Center in Seattle). Located in booth #358, the U.S. Army will showcase the first hands-on demo of the upcoming America's Army: True Soldiers game which will be available exclusively on the Xbox 360. The Army's booth will also feature a version of its Virtual Army Experience and an America's Army PC LAN. SGT Tommy Rieman, a member of the America's Army Real Heroes Program and America's Army: True Soldiers development consultant, will talk to PAX attendees about the heroic actions for which he was awarded the Silver Star and his role in ensuring the authenticity of America's Army branded products. Select booth visitors may receive an autographed action figure featuring America's Army Real Heroes.
The following attractions will be at the America's Army booth:
America's Army: True Soldiers - Players will immerse themselves in the true Infantry experience of a modern Soldier as they advance through their careers and take on roles such as a Rifleman, Grenadier, Automatic Rifleman and Sniper. The America's Army: True Soldiers game accurately portrays the core values that guide Soldiers in the U.S. Army, by specifically incorporating gameplay based on mission accomplishment, teamwork, leadership, rules of engagement, and respect for life and property. America's Army: True Soldiers features extensive multiplayer missions for play on Xbox LIVE™. Co-developed by Red Storm Entertainment and the U.S. Army, the game will be released by Ubisoft this fall.
Virtual Army Experience (VAE) - This hands-on immersive exhibit delivers a high-tech, team-based, action-packed experience where the players must employ teamwork, leadership and high-tech equipment as they take part in a virtual high-value target extraction mission. In this version of the VAE (vae.americasarmy.com) players are armed with weapons fitted with lasers and recoil systems while they take part in the mission from positions on a HMMWV.
Real Heroes Program - SGT Tommy Rieman will be present at the booth to talk about his experiences with the America's Army program. SGT Rieman is a subject matter expert for the America's Army PC and console games and is one of the America's Army Real Heroes. The Real Heroes program tells the compelling stories of Soldiers who have distinguished themselves in combat and earned citations for bravery and valor. Soldiers' likenesses and biographies are utilized in the America's Army game and website, as well as in a line of action figures that will be available at ToysRUs in September. SGT Rieman will be autographing action figures at the show.
America's Army LAN - Gamers will be able to play and take home the latest version of the America’s Army game.
America's Army game
About America's Army Launched on July 4th 2002, America's Army is an innovative PC action game that provides young adults with an inside perspective and a virtual role in today's high-tech Army. Through the America's Army game, players can take a virtual "test drive" of Soldiering in the U.S. Army from basic training to the battlefield in the Global War on Terrorism.
Since July 2002 the Army has released 23 major updates to its America's Army game for the PC. These releases, which are available at www.americasarmy.com, feature new technologies, missions, Army units and occupations. The most recent updates are part of the America's Army: Special Forces (Overmatch) series that focuses upon the central role Special Forces play in the Global War on Terrorism and highlights technologies that provide small U.S. Army units with the ability to overmatch much larger enemy forces. The America's Army game also includes the America's Army Real Heroes program that offers a glimpse into the accomplishments of Soldiers who have distinguished themselves in combat and earned citations for bravery and valor.
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