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"Brothers in Arms: Furious 4" Channels "The Dirty Dozen" And "Inglorious Basterds"

13 June 2011 9:58 AM, PDT | | See recent IFC news »

No other cultural production is as earnest as the ones that revisit World War II. Whether it's fiction like "Saving Private Ryan" or documentaries like the classic "The World at War," most works that look back at Allies vs. Axis approaches the war with hushed tones of reverence and appreciation. Games haven't been any different, with the previous iteration of EA's "Medal of Honor" franchise (created with help from Steven Spielberg) and early "Call of Duty" games as best examples.

But, a new UbiSoft title that debuted at E3 2011 flies in the face of all that rectitude. Developed by Gearbox Software, "Brothers in Arms: Furious 4" gives gamers a quartet of soldiers fighting Nazis in a pulpy, purple shooter that goes way over the top. Just by the official description alone, you already know that Furious 4 will be lass than faithful to the history books:

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