Tom Clancy’s EndWar to Be Deployed on DS and PSP

PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners won’t be having all the fun with Tom Clancy’s EndWar, as Sony’s PlayStation Portable and Nintendo’s DS will both receive pint-sized ports of the UbiSoft strategy title.

Today Ubisoft confirmed that the Nintendo DS and PSP versions will arrive alongside the console games on November 4. Developed by German studio Funatics (Paraworld and Settlers 2 on PC), Ubisoft says the portable EndWars have been optimized for their respective platforms.

Like the console game, the DS and PSP ports put players in charge of ground, air, and sea units as they play through three separate but connected single-player campaigns. Major differences include a change from real-time strategy (RTS) to turn-based, and the console’s voice controls have been removed and replaced with stylus and button input. Ubisoft aims to recreate the feeling of an RTS by having players move and attack simultaneously.

Multiplayer is available for two players using any of the 100+ scenarios or your own scenarios created with the level editor. Created levels can be shared with other players. — IGN

EndWar loses a bit of its luster personally without the cool-sounding voice command gameplay, but the switch to turn-based play, which sounds a bit like what the Advance Wars series is all about, might win me over. What about you boys and girls?