During ShowStoppers! at E3 this year I had the pleasure of speaking with Luke Shelnutt from Maximum Games about a cool, historically accurate, turn-based-strategy title for the PS3, PS Vita and Xbox 360.
Something I noticed that sets Legends of War: Patton apart from your typical World War II game is that it is licensed by The History Channel because of its educational properties. As you are playing through General Patton's European campaign during World War II you are first briefed on what took place in the battle before trying your hand at playing through the battle yourself. Then, after successfully completing the battle you are rewarded with actually World War II footage.
I didn't have a chance to play the game yet but I'm very interested in getting my hands on a copy in the future because it seems like a fantastic way to learn about history. I'm also a bit curious to see how they implemented the turn-based-strategy aspect of the game as this isn't something we see often in the genre. As Luke made mention, this game probably isn't for your 8 year old but young teens and older are a more appropriate audience. Legends of War: Patton will be available for PS3, PS Vita and Xbox 360 this October at all major video game retailers.