Codemasters Announces ‘Fall of Liberty’ for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3

Taking a cue from THQ’s ‘Resistance: Fall of Man,’ Codemasters has announced development is currently underway at Spark Unlimited on ‘Fall of Liberty,’ a first-person shooter set in an alternate WWII reality where Nazi’s cross the Atlantic and essentially take over the United States.

According to the official game description, “Fall of Liberty changes reality by twisting one historical fact: In 1931, Winston Churchill was hit by a taxi on 5th Avenue in New York. In reality, he survived the accident but walked with a cane for the rest of his life. But what might have followed if Winston Churchill had been killed in the accident? Without his voice to lead a country to war, the events of WWII change dramatically; the Normandy invasion never happens, and the UK and all of Europe come under Nazi rule by 1945.”

“Building on the successful conquest of Europe, Nazi intelligence develops superior weapons and vehicles so that on December 7, 1951 they are able to launch an all out surprise attack on America ” beginning with a mass invasion of New York.”

“Unprepared, the invasion stuns America and plunges much of the country into fearsome Nazi occupation. In Washington, the swastika flies from The White House (see screenshot), and in a show of force to end rebellion, a nuclear attack on Manhattan is being planned. The odds are overwhelming, the reality of the situation shocking, but for players, it’s time to join the resistance and fight a guerrilla war in the newly occupied territories.”

We’re always up for a good romp through Nazi pests and find this historical and geographical tweak, while not earth shattering, should provide enough new gaming territory to help set ‘Fall of Liberty’ apart from the scores of WWII FPSers before it.

‘Fall of Liberty’ will be available on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC in the Fall of 2007.

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