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Ubisoft's 'Osborn' Squad Shooter Revealed In Leaked Info

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Posted August 16, 2011 - By Adam Rosenberg

Ubisoft's 'Osborn' Squad Shooter Revealed In Leaked Info

A new squad-based shooter with the working title Project Osborn has been revealed in an info leak out of Ubisoft. This appears to be an entirely new property for the publisher, with a story that pits players against the evil descendant of George Washington, the first US president.

Weird, I know.

The leak, which comes via Siliconera, reveals that a 42-year-old soldier named John Washington is the game's antagonist. The once-patriotic relative of America's first president turned against his country when his base in Afghanistan was bombed by friendly forces during the campaign against Al-Qaeda. Ubisoft describes the character as a "modern day William Wallace."

Standing against the hero-turned-terrorist is a Navy SEAL who leads "Osborn," the group tasked with derailing Washington's terror network, the Minutemen. The game is a squad shooter "with stealth elements" that lets players do battle for both factions. All of the action happens within US borders. There's a little more detail, with specifics on one of Project Osborn's missions, so consider this your spoiler warning.

The mission is question is set on New York City's Brooklyn Bridge. Osborn and his team are there to ambush the Minutemen, but along the way they meet a bomber who was forced to rig the bridge to blow when his family was taken by Washington's cronies. Osborn sends a squad in to take care of the explosive, but they are unsuccessful. The mission apparently ends with players then being given the option of pushing the bomber off the bridge.

The moral of this story: ALWAYS put your country ahead of your family when George Washington's terrorist descendant asks for help making a bomb.

Source: Siliconera

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