Tom Clancy's EndWar is about World War III. However, it's not the World War III envisioned in the author's classic 1985 novel Red Storm Rising. Instead, this vision of World War III has been updated to take into account geopolitical tensions and future technology. EndWar will offer up some pretty innovative gameplay as players around the world participate in a huge online virtual war.
Set in the year 2020, EndWar will pit the forces of the US and Europe against a newly reenergized Russia. However, things aren't too peachy between America and her European allies. As designer Michael de Plater, one of the key designers behind the popular Total War games, explained to us, the US and Europe are split over America's militarization of space. By researching antimissile technology, America makes World War III possible by reducing the chances of a nuclear conflict. However, Russia, having rebuilt its military thanks to the fact that it has major supplies of oil in a world that has exhausted most of the traditional supplies, is furious, because it felt that nuclear deterrence was the reason the peace was kept for so long. After America's Freedom Star space station is destroyed on the launchpad by terrorists, everything comes to a head, and war is declared.
By Jason Ocampo