X-COM creator narrates Ghost Recon Shadow Wars walkthrough trailer

X-COM creator Julian Gollop demonstrates the Nintendo 3DS turn-based tactics title, which he's producing, in a lengthy new trailer.

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One of the more interesting titles in the Nintendo 3DS launch lineup is also one of the most unassuming--Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars. Rather than the uninspiring cash-in one might expect, it's a turn-based tactics title game produced by Jullian Gollop, creator of the much-loved X-COM series.

Gollop introduces the game in a new nine-minute gameplay trailer, walking us all through one of its later missions.

Published by Ubisoft and developed by its Sofia studio, Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars launches this week alongside the 3DS.

The X-COM brand is currently being used by 2K for its largely-unrelated first-person shooter XCOM.

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    March 23, 2011 8:45 AM

    Comment on X-COM creator narrates Ghost Recon Shadow Wars walkthrough trailer, by Alice O'Connor.

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      March 23, 2011 8:55 AM

      Perhaps Jullian wants to tell us why it appears so, so watered down? =(

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      March 23, 2011 9:13 AM

      Please make a regular DS version please oh god please

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        March 23, 2011 9:23 AM

        Oh, I'm so with you on this one, man!

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        March 23, 2011 9:30 AM

        Was Rebelstar: Tactical Command for the GBA any good?

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          March 23, 2011 9:39 AM

          Yeah. It was X-COM with no base building.

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          March 23, 2011 4:28 PM

          It was fun, but very slow moving (mostly the actual game speed). I'd strongly recommend playing it in an emulator so that you can make use of the "fast forward" key. Makes the game a HELL of a lot more enjoyable.

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          March 23, 2011 5:27 PM

          very good game

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        March 23, 2011 3:01 PM

        Why?

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        March 23, 2011 5:27 PM

        3ds games arent backwards compatible? I thought it would just not have whatever 3d effect

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      March 23, 2011 9:26 AM

      The video is presented as if to someone to hasn't played a turn-based strategy before, which is scary.

      The gameplay looks very, very simple.

      I disappoint.

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        March 23, 2011 6:20 PM

        Looks quite similar to Advance Wars to me... except the special powers are on the units instead of the commander

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      March 23, 2011 10:06 AM

      I would buy an iOS version of this game.

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      March 23, 2011 10:32 AM

      Where has Gollop been all these years? I also didn't realize that projectile weapons could only be used in short range.

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      March 23, 2011 3:00 PM

      I wouldn't call it largely unrelated. Perhaps "experimentally."

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        March 24, 2011 6:47 AM

        It's in a completely different genre, using a completely different fiction, and made by completely different people.

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      March 23, 2011 4:12 PM

      at least hes sticking to the genre he likes. He will narrate his suicide when the new X-com drops.

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        March 23, 2011 6:55 PM

        Julian should somehow get involved with the people responsible for making the UFO series and basically blast away all the shit they did previously with that series and start over making an X-COM clone with damn near identicle aliens but with different names.

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      March 23, 2011 4:17 PM

      I guess I might actually buy a 3DS. I'm thinking that they had to tack on the Ghost Recon brand in order to make a turn-based game marketable.

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      March 23, 2011 5:28 PM

      Hmm interesting