Atomic Games, best remembered for the controversy that led the cancellation of Six Days in Falluljah, just revealed the first scant details about their new game Breach. The best bet is that it’ll be a shooter focusing on the same kind of politically charged situations that Atomic Games’ last game was supposed to touch on.
The press release does the whole redacted/blackout thing, seen below:
The ol’ highlight-to-reveal-spoilers gimmick doesn’t give us much more to work on. Here’s the text behind those black bars:
so you’ve managed to decode this section to reveal the classified information. Come on! Did you really think it was going to be that easy? Yes, we do work for military and intelligence organizations. Yes, we are creating a game that will blow your mind. Yes, some of it was actually redacted. Yes, many of us have security clearances. So what that all means is I can’t tell you anything more than is in this release until it’s okay. Until then, we are high-speed, low-drag and ready to work. Molon Labe!
That last phrase comes from ancient Greek and roughly translates into “Come and take them.” It’s what King Leonidas reportedly said at the Battle of Thermopylae (both of 300 fame) when the Persian army demanded that the Spartans surrender their weapons. The phrase also has some cache in extreme right-wing fringe movements that fiercely cling to the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. That clue and the mention of the CIA in the press release leads us to think Breach may involve political conspiracies and home-grown threats to national security.
Let’s see if the clues keep coming…