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Banzai! Expansion for Pacific Fighters Goes Gold

New Expansion for Pacific Fighters Brings Massive New Content.

For Immediate Release

Staten Island, NY, May 10th, 2005 - Matrix Games ( and X1 Software ( announced today that Banzai!, their newest IL-2 SturmovikTM series expansion (for Pacific FightersTM), has gone gold and will soon be available for sale from the Matrix Games website. Banzai will require the previously installed software of Pacific FightersTM. See below for details.

Banzai takes you to the Pacific Rim with style. Fly famous aircrafts such as the A6M Zero and the Corsair as you engage the enemy over land and sea. You'll be charged with the tasks of taking out enemy ships, defending your fleet, and strafing land targets! You can fly for the United States, Australia, or Japan in over 320 hand-made missions! Best of all, with over 100 multiplayer missions and a dedicated server from X1 Software you'll never be lonely while flying high.

Banzai is an expansion for Pacific FightersTM and requires Pacific FightersTM to operate. IL-2 SturmovikTM and Pacific FightersTM are registered trademarks of Ubisoft. Banzai! is not officially produced or endorsed by Ubisoft or any other third party. To find out more about Pacific Fighters visit To learn more about Banzai! from Matrix Games visit


X1 Software appeared on the gaming scene in 2003, with its highly successful Operation Barbarossa expansion for the IL-2 Sturmovik series. This line of great add-ons continues with Case Blue, The Last Days and Banzai! the next three expansions for the IL-2 Sturmovik series. Fans of this flight sim series recognize these unofficial add-ons for the incredible depth and variety of additional gameplay they provide, from dynamic campaigns to thousands of new missions and hundreds of new historical aircraft skins. For more information, please visit


Matrix Games produces, markets and publishes historical wargames as well as other computer gaming products. Since 2000, Matrix Games has published several award-winning games, including Highway to the Reich, Starships Unlimited, Uncommon Valor and Korsun Pocket. Matrix Games is based in Staten Island, New York. For more information, visit the Matrix Games website at

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Matrix Games

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