RISK: Factions Announced

Globally popular, strategic game of conquest in development for Xbox LIVE Arcade
Electronic Arts also announced that RISK: Factions, developed by Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers studio Stainless Games and featuring cinematics from animation studio Power House Animation, will be available via Xbox LIVE Arcade in early 2010. RISK: Factions promises to offer innovative ways of experiencing the timeless turn-based board game in both objective-based and world conquest modes. Players will be able to engage as one of five playable factions, each with different strengths, as they wage war on new maps with dynamic terrain in their quest for missile silos in order to strategically dominate the game. Additionally, as rivals go head-to-head during unique, animated combat missions, enemies will be able to trigger "Overkill" moments, based on the roll of the dice, and unlock avatar awards while attempting global supremacy.