2K Games has announced Shattered Union, an RTS set in a fictitious United States which has been torn apart by civil war. In development at PopTop, the game gives players an exciting single-player campaign where you must attempt to reunite the war torn country. The game will also offer online play for head-to-head matches.

"With their work on the Railroad Tycoon and Tropico series, the developers at PopTop showed they could create fun and exciting strategy games," said Christoph Hartmann, Senior Vice President of Publishing for 2K Games. "With Shattered Union, they're taking on a darker theme, but will bring the same level of quality to war gaming as they did to running railroad empires and tropical islands."

Shattered Union is set for an autumn 2005 release on PC and Xbox.