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R.U.S.E. Demo Hits PSN Today, PlayStation Move Details

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As a dev team, we’re beyond excited to see the release of R.U.S.E. drawing near — it launches in the U.S. on September 7th, so we’re just about a week away!

R.U.S.E. enables players to use manipulation and trickery against their enemies. In fact, deception is at the very heart of R.U.S.E., and you’ll find that without it you cannot succeed. With R.U.S.E., we aimed to create an RTS that goes beyond the established rules of the genre — we sincerely hope we have succeeded. You will soon be able to judge for yourself, since we are making a demo of R.U.S.E. available on PSN today!

In the demo, players will be able to check out an exclusive mission from the Italy campaign and play as U.S. General Joe Sheridan, leading the U.S. army in a fight against Germany and Italy. The final objective: cut off a German offensive from withdrawing by attacking them from behind. Although the Axis forces are retreating in this mission, players will see that one should be very cautious when attacking a wounded beast… if you need a hint, or don’t mind spoilers, check out the “Divide & Conquer” video above, which outlines one of the numerous strategies you can use to bluff your opponent on the road to victory.

We’re really proud of the game’s compatibility with PlayStation Move. Since the early conception
phase for R.U.S.E., we wanted to create a strategy game plays equally well on PC and consoles, with simple controls and an interface that allows players to focus on the strategy, rather than the UI. Although the game plays like a charm with a standard controller, we couldn’t resist pushing things even further with PlayStation Move support. It is really a matter of matching philosophies: we want our game to play naturally, and PlayStation Move can provide games with this opportunity. So we used all the features of Move — optical, acceleration, and magnetic — to create smooth and natural interactions that allow you to change the view angle and zoom, control units and access the menu.

We hope you will have a great time trying the demo, please visit us at rusegame.com for more information about the game.

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42 Comments

  • looks great

  • Woot Woot!

  • Looks boring.

  • sorry for the double post but will this also have voice command like in Endwar?

  • I’m confused how does sending fake tanks to three areas help?

  • Instantly among the best console real-time strategy game ever due to Move controls.
    Helps that the game is garnering great reviews as well (8 in Edge).

  • @acsguitar

    In WW2 the British put fake tanks in different spots along there southern coast to hide were the Allies were amassing there real tanks and army for D-Day

  • What about Vanquish? We still waiting for Vanquish demo!

  • Fake tanks lol. That would sure distract and confuse the enemy well. The game looks great!

  • How are the controls of this game with a controller? Since I don’t have a ps move yet (I doubt many others do as well lol), when I try the demo it will be with a controller.

  • If this is anything like the PC demo, day one! Gonna get the Move, so hopefully the PS3 version of R.U.S.E. is up to snuff.

  • very impressive

  • It sounds awesome. When i 1st read about this game last year, I was dying to get into that BETA, because I love the idea and premise. Then when more info was released, it got more exciting. I can’t wait to try it out, and I hope it “IS” done well. Controls, scheme, etc..

  • hey im probably getting that im interested.

  • BO-RING… I’ll pass this one, as well the demo.

    Back in the 80’s I used to play way more realistically than that with my GI-Joe vehicles at grandma’s backyard.

  • LOL I’ve been waiting for move for months now and My PS3 is broke so it may be even longer for me.

  • Cant wait for the demo and will be getting the game the day it comes out sept. 7. Also getting move on release day so if you plan on buying the game and wanna battle send me an friend request. Also add me if you wanna play some castle crasher co-op tonite!! woot

  • This looks very interesting for me. Might want to add that game to my list when I get the move.

  • I’m usually not a fan of RTS games at all, but this looks like it’s pretty accessible for newcomers, but challenging for more experienced players. I’ve seen/heard great impressions from sites like Kotaku for the Move support, but I don’t see it working well with a normal controller. Maybe it’s good with voice chat (like Endwar), but a lot of people, including me, don’t have a good headset. In the video, is it being controlled with the Move controllers, or something else?

  • The game looks fun, the boxart is horrible tho lol

    Is the demo compatible with move when its gonna be out?

  • meh, i want Vanquish. It’s already up on Xbox Live.

  • this game isnt even showing up when i go to PS Store -_-

  • I’ve actually been looking forward to this for awhile. Honestly, 60% of it is because Move+RTS is a total win, but I’ve also been quite intrigued by what I’ve read thus far. I’m thinking I’ll hold off on the demo until I get my hands on a Move so I can experience it “properly.”

  • @Mathieu Girard

    Can’t wait to give this a try, I assume the demo will have PS Move support?

    Also why don’t you RTS Makers ever support Keyboard and Mouse since the PS3 supports it via bluetooth and USB since choice of input is always a plus?

  • Forgot to mention: yeah, that boxart’s… well, it’s not… horrible…

    Looks like a 90s war movie poster or something. Neither of the characters on the cover having any real distinguishing traits either (a patch or a scar or red eyes or evil-looking clothing). I can only assume they’re famous real-life generals or something.

  • looks fun but not for me…looks fun to just watch.

  • I like CNC so maybe I’ll get this

  • If the demo works well when my Move controllers arrive, I’ll buy it for sure. I could get into a good strategy game with pointer support!

  • I hope this game is good, I’ve had my eye on it for a while now!

  • I’m a little confused. Can’t wait to demo this here unit because I’m sure it’s like some funny stories…you just have to be there to get it. Hope the long delay was worth sticking behind this game. Thanks for the demo, BTW.

  • Mmmh, looks good, i should test the PC demo first… but what the, i’ll try the PS3 version.

  • So does the demo have Move support as well? Like if I keep this on my hdd come sept 17th it will work?

  • So how is the demo with the Move PS Blog folks, since you all have the Move already?

  • I havent heard much on this game but i will definately check out the demo if its implemented with PS Move.

  • I wish I could try teh demo.

  • Is there a Move trailer out there for this game? I want to see someone playing it. I read a preview, think from joystiq, who were loving the move controls for this game.

  • needs too much thinking

  • Downloading demo

  • I hope the Move support makes the game as close to the promo videos of managing the game as though you are playing on a Microsoft Surface table.

  • Which control mechanism is used in the video? Is this a video from a PC port, or is that cursor controlled with a Dualshock? Move?

  • i preordered the ruse game in may for the ps3.and i’m pissed, just last week my ps3 got the ylod.so yea, now i got to get my ps3 fixed before i can play the game. & looking forward to it

  • i thought it was not going to be that good till i played the demo. And now i really want to get it

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