Some good news for for Jagged Alliance: Back in Action fans. If you purchase the game on DVD you can use the code (supplied with the packaging) to activate the game online via Steam. This will unlock the ability to play the game without having the DVD loaded on the PC at all times. Steamworks integration will provide automatic game updating/patching, as well as voice chat and Steam achievements.
Back in Action takes players to the fictitious country of Arulco, where a ruthless dictator has seized power and only a small group of rebels stand to resist him. Tasked with freeing the island from the dictator’s iron grip, players will command rebel and mercenary forces while using tactical, diplomatic and economic tools to keep troops supplied and ready for the next flight, all while commanding them directly in nail-biting battles.
Back in Action’s innovative “plan & go” combat system combines real-time strategy (RTS) with turn-based elements to guarantee that the intricacies of tactical warfare are rendered in dynamic, exciting gameplay. This challenges would-be commanders to master not only strategy and tactical combat, but also to maximize their team’s capabilities through RPG-like character advancement.
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action is set to release in North America in February of 2012 for Windows PC.