First Major Video Game From Vietnam Announced

By Colin Tan on December 13, 2011, 9:06PM EST

Vietnamese video game developer Emobi Games have announced their first title and the first major video game out of Vietnam and it's a first person shooter called 7554.

7554 is short for 7 May, 1954, the day the French army surrendered to the Vietnam People's Army in Dien Bien Phu. The French withdrew all occupation from Indochinese colonies, marking the end of the first Indochinese War.

"There has never been a video game of this size and scope from Vietnam and that fact alone gives us a lot of national pride. It is our privilege and our challenge to create a first person shooter that gamers will enjoy playing. And though 7554 is based on historical events, it is not an attempt to recreate the past, but rather it is a vehicle meant for entertainment," said Nguyen Tuan Huy, Director of Emobi Games.

In 7554, players will take on the role of a soldier of the Vietnam People's Army. At this point, the game is only a single-player title due to regional limitations and is scheduled for release on PC in North America and France in February, 2012, for a humble price tag of $12.

You can find the first screenshots of Emobi's game below.

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