Advance Wars-Like Portable Editions of Tom Clancy’s EndWar Announced for DS, PSP

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A couple months back I remember sighting mention of DS and PSP versions of Tom Clancy’s EndWar in a press release for the title, but considering no announcement of such versions had been made at the time and no site had listings for either one I shrugged it off as a typo. Turns out it wasn’t a typo after all with Ubisoft now confirming that DS and PSP versions of EndWar are indeed on the way.

Funatics Software is handling portable development on EndWar, both versions of which are scheduled to ship alongside the PS3 and Xbox 360 releases on November 4th. While the DS version will make use of the stylus and touch screen interface for optimal turn-based strategy control, both versions share a striking resemblance to the Advance Wars series (which is a good thing) and the same gameplay content, including three 30-scenario campaigns, two-player wireless battles and a mission editor, among other features.

More details and eight first-look screenshots for each version after the break.

Tom Clancy’s EndWar for handhelds allows players to command an elite military force on the ground, in the air and on the seas during World War III. Take control of the elite U.S. Joint Strike Force, European Enforcers Corps or Russian Spetsnaz Guards Brigade and lead your faction to victory in three separate yet interwoven single-player campaigns. Each campaign includes over 30 battle scenarios taking place on real-world battlefields including Paris and London, and features increasingly challenging missions and objectives. Fight against a friend in tense two-player battles in any of the 100 ready-to-play scenarios or in your own custom-created missions.

Key Features:
• Turn-based strategy with a twist: Simultaneous move and attack phases make the experience as intense and authentic as real-time strategy.
• Three campaigns, one for each faction, with increasingly challenging battle scenarios and objectives.
• Over 20 units and vehicles per faction including ground, air and naval units. Units gain experience in combat, dramatically improving their combat performance.
• Two-player versus multiplayer mode, including additional missions specifically designed for multiplayer battles.
• Easy-to-pick-up mission editor: Create and share your custom battlefields and battle scenarios to play solo or against another player.
• Full stylus control on Nintendo DS.

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