Ubisoft Halifax announces mobile multiplayer shooter Tom Clancy’s ShadowBreak

In an effort to ramp up its mobile gaming efforts, Ubisoft’s satellite studio located in Halifax, Nova Scotia has announced Tom Clancy’s ShadowBreak, a new title built from the ground up with mobile devices in mind.

In ShadowBreak, players take on the role of an elite sniper and command a squad in real-time player vs player combat. Gameplay wise, Shadowbreak plays like a more elaborate version of Square Enix Montreal’s Hitman Sniper, with players taking out enemies from a distance while still commanding a squad of troops.

Ubisoft says the game features a variety of weapons, gear and troops, adding a level of depth to the game many mobile titles tend to avoid.

Plot-wise, Ubisoft Halifax says that ShadowBreak stays true to the franchise’s Tom Clancy roots and focuses the player taking down a radical faction known as the Shadow Nations.

“Seizing the territory of sovereign countries through a coordinated series of attacks, these Shadow Nations have taken entire populations hostage overnight. To combat this sudden threat, elite marksmen trained in unorthodox warfare and counter-insurgency are granted command of a squad of disavowed military specialists, an initiative now known as ShadowBreak,” writes Ubisoft in a recent press release. 

Tom Clancy’s ShadowBreak is set to release on iOS and Android devices later this year. In Canada, however, ShadowBreak has already soft launched, giving lucky Canadians an early look at the final game.

ShadowBreak screenshot

We’ll have more on Tom Clancy’s ShadowBreak in the coming weeks, including an interview with one of the game’s developers.