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LONDON, UK – 15TH JULY, 2010 – Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that Apache: Air Assault will be released this autumn for the Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation ® 3 computer entertainment system. From acclaimed flight sim developer Gaijin Entertainment comes its first helicopter combat game, where players control a variety of lethal Apache attack helicopters outfitted with cutting-edge military weaponry. The goal in Apache: Air Assault is to prevent terrorist attacks by raining down destruction from above in the world’s most volatile warzones.
Apache: Air Assault features more than 16 multi-stage missions involving air and ground strike operations off the coast of Africa, the mountains of the Middle East and the jungles of Central America, each meticulously created using high resolution map data from real-world satellite photography. Apache helicopters are some of the most sophisticated combat aircraft on the planet - the player gets to fly multiple variations of them, each with their own extreme firepower and highly-detailed damage modelling.
“No games on next-gen consoles have been dedicated to helicopter combat simulation, but that is about to change this autumn”, said David Oxford, Activision Publishing. “Apache: Air Assault offers fun for diehard military enthusiasts and flight sim fans as well as gamers who just want to blow stuff up.”
The game can be played based on the player’s tastes - Arcade Mode allows players to easily pick up the controls and jump right into the combat. The Realistic mode showcases the real depth of the title, where the dedication to realism and precision shines through. The local Co-op Campaign Mode lets two players team up in the same Apache with one as the pilot and the other as the co-pilot in a joint effort for a truly authentic combat flight experience. For those that want to go even further, Apache: Air Assault includes competitive online multiplayer matches such as Team Deathmatch, Ground Attack, Capture the LZ, and Ground Strike.
Apache: Air Assault will be available this autumn. The game is not yet PEGI rated. For more information, visit www.activision.com.
About Gaijin Entertainment:
Gaijin Entertainment is Russia's leading independent game developer since 2001 and its staff includes over 60 dedicated professionals. Gaijin Entertainment pays huge attention to research of new, promising technologies that provide our decisions with appeal and urgency in current fast-changing conditions of the IT-market. At the moment the basic strategic direction of the company is creation of next-gen games for PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation ® 3 system.
About Activision Publishing, Inc.
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