09 February 2012

Canadian Navy Makes Cameo Appearance in Video Game

There's a new video game coming out about naval warfare in the Arctic. And there's even a token Canadian warship!

The game, Naval War: Arctic Circle, is set in the Arctic in the year 2030. The world at odds over Arctic sovereignty and resources.

"You would be the admiral of the armed forces of your side of whatever conflict," said Norwegian developer Jan Haugland.

Over the internet, players would lead Russian or NATO forces in battle. The playing field is 36,000 kilometres of ice-free Arctic waters.

The game depicts real ships — one of which is HMCS Halifax.

The frigate has patrolled waters off the coast of Africa, the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea. The Royal Canadian Navy says it’s one of the most capable frigates in the world with powerful weapons and highly trained staff on board.

HMCS Halifax is the only Canadian vessel fighting the make-believe war.

The game also features fake news articles about escalating international tensions around the Arctic.

Here are the details about the game from Paradox Interactive's website.

Naval War: Arctic Circle is a Real Time Strategy (RTS) game where the player battles enemy naval and aerial forces for power and ultimate world domination. The game play takes place along the Norwegian and British coast, through Iceland and Greenland all the way to the North Americas and the North West Passage.

Naval War: Arctic Circle has an extensive campaign along with skirmish, LAN and on-line modes. In Arctic Circle, the factions includes the United States, the Russian federation, the Nordic countries and NATO. Ultimately, Naval War: Arctic Circle tells a story about a power struggle for control of the world’s resources and supply lines in the Polar Regions.

h/t MIGMaster

By: Brant

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