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We’ve mentioned Operation Darkness a few times before and after a period of silence Famitsu posted new screenshots of the game. Operation Darkness takes the timeline of World War II and twists it by adding things like werewolves. Since there is a lack of original strategy RPGs on the Xbox 360, Operation Darkness is a welcome addition to the Xbox 360 library.

 

While World War II is a common setting for first person shooters, this is the first strategy RPG to use it as a time line. Usually strategy RPGs have fantasy settings with swords, magic and a reluctant teenage hero who somehow has to save the world. The latter may still be a part of Operation Darkness since the story hasn't been flushed out, but you'll have guns instead of swords. Look for it in 2007 if you're in Japan and hopefully after its released some company will pick it up for localization.

 

Also see the old Operation Darkness trailer

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