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The US Army is stretched thin in this Act of Aggression trailer

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Act of Aggression is the newest RTS from French RTS specialist, Eugen Sytems.  Set in a near future where the US Army, tired and over-extended from years of conflict, is now faced with threats from The Cartel, derived from private armies, and The Chimera, fancy tech-leaning specialists.  

The US Army's strength lies in its battle-toughness and experience; however, it's inflexible, and more heavily dependent of expensive infrastructure than the other two faction.  

Hulk Hogan would be so disappointed.   

To learn more, follow the jump then visit www.eugen.fr.

The first of three trailers looking at the game's unique factions

Set in a near-future setting, Act of Aggression - from Eugen Systems, developers of the million selling Wargame series - draws inspiration in its three unique factions from real life technology and cutting-edge prototypes. In a series of trailers designed to showcase the strengths and weaknesses of each of the three factions, let us introduce the US Army, battle hardened following years of conflict.

Take a look at the video below to find out exactly how the US Army deals with an Act of Aggression:

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The US Army are a tough veteran force taking advantage of heavy specialization, with some of the strongest individual units in the game. What it lacks in versatility it more than makes up for in brute force - especially when it comes to the M1A1 Abrams Tusk, an upgradable battle tank to be reckoned with.

Next time, we'll be taking a look at the Chimera - a UNO funded taskforce designed for quick, efficient strikes anywhere in the globe. For a reminder of each of the three factions, including the shady Cartel, take a look below.

The Cartel, stealthy operatives born out of private military contracts, with the latest prototypes. Fragile and expensive, but stealthy and powerful this secretive faction is difficult to master.
The US Army, exhausted by endless fighting across the world, are a brute-force of veterans; they can skill up in specific roles and improve their veterancy, but use current generation technology.
The Chimera, a UNO funded task-force designed to have a plan in mind for every situation. You can mould their units through upgrades into specific roles, or leave them as a jack-of-all-trades.
Across large, authentic maps, players will harvest resources, build bases strategically, defend them, and produce all kinds of units to match the wit of their opponent. Extend your base network with off-base refineries for harvesting resources, and protect supply networks ensuring a stable income of cash and minerals. You'll even fight other players for occupied banks as a supplementary income, and capture crews bailing out from tanks and planes or wounded on the battlefield to take as prisoners of war.

There will be a VIP multiplayer beta for Act of Aggression in the coming months - otherwise, Act of Aggression launches Spring of 2015.

About Focus Home Interactive
Focus Home Interactive is a French publisher based in Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide, available both in store and for download across the world. Focus publishes games on all major platforms, consoles and PC. The publisher's catalogue will get even richer the coming months with eagerly awaited games such as Blood Bowl 2, Act of Aggression, Vampyr, Battlefleet Gothic, The Technomancer, Farming Simulator 15, Mordheim, and more. More information about the company and its games at: http://www.focus-home.com  

About Eugen Systems
Eugen Systems, founded by the Le Dressay brothers, has specialized in real-time strategy games on PC and next-generation consoles (Xbox 360 and PS3) for 10 years. Based in Paris, Eugen Systems released Act of War: Direct Action in 2005, one of the most acclaimed RTS, and R.U.S.E. in 2010, considered by many to be the best RTS ever released on consoles.
After setting a new benchmark in real-time strategy games with the Wargame series, Eugen System is now working on Act of Aggression, that will mark the return to the golden age of RTS.
For more information about Eugen Systems, visit their official website