Game developer and publisher Ubisoft announced a new entry to its Tom Clancy franchise for mobile devices. The first trailer for Tom Clancy’s ShadowBreak has just been released and promises first-person shooting mixed with strategy for both iOS and Android.

Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy franchise was mainly focused on delivering gaming experiences design for powerful PCs and home consoles. Tom Clancy’s ShadowBreak will be the first in the franchise that will be available exclusively for smartphone and tablets.

Players will take control of ShadowBreak, an elite sniper squad made out of disavowed military specialists. Players will have to send in units to take over or defend bases. The game will feature real-time PvP sniper combat, and will force players to plan and strategize attacks by building a team that will be deployed onto bases.

Gameplay of ShadowBreak will be composed of 3-minute matches, according to Digital Trends. Before each match, players will have to choose from a wide selection of guns, and select up to four armed units to bring along. On each match, players will have to position and deploy troops while also moving into position to take out soldiers and counter-snipers.

Players will basically have to provide cover from a distance, while commanding the troops on the ground where to attack next. The challenge is balancing strategy and marksmanship. “Our hope is that the balance between these two aspects is very tight,” creative director AJ Morales said.

“If you’re a great marksman with an inferior troop loadout, you’re still going to have a strong avenue to victory. If you’re not as strong in your shooter prowess but have superior troops and strategy, you’ve still got a great shot at the win.”

Tom Clancy's ShadowBreak Screenshot of "ShadowBreak" gameplay. Photo: Ubisoft

Tom Clancy’s ShadowBreak will also feature online multiplayer mode. Players will be able to fully customize their character’s appearance and weapons. Speaking of weapons, additional items can also be acquired through reward crates.

Lastly, Ubisoft says that it will continue to support the game by adding new weapons, locations and modes after launch. Tom Clancy’s ShadowBreak doesn’t have a release date yet, but it should come out later this year for iOS and Android devices worldwide.

Tom Clancy's ShadowBreak Players will be sniping enemies from a distance while also commanding troops on the ground. Photo: Ubisoft