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IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey

Assortment of flight sticks supported.

Agoura Hills, Calif. - Sept. 14, 2009 - 505 Games today announced that the critically acclaimed WWII aerial combat game IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey is compatible with the Saitek Aviator as well as the THRUSTMASTER T-Flight Stick X and THRUSTMASTER T-Flight Hotas X.

The Saitek Aviator is compatible with PLAYSTATION®3 and Xbox 360®, while the THRUSTMASTER models work with PLAYSTATION®3, offering gamers adjustable resistance control as well as realistic and precise targeting. The THRUSTMASTER T-Flight Hotas X model also features a detachable throttle control. These peripherals help to create an even more immersive gameplay experience in one of the most authentic flight combat games for next-gen consoles.

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds Of Prey is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB, and is published by 505 Games in collaboration with 1C Company. The game is now available for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION3 at major retailers nationwide for an MSRP of $49.99.

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Based around large-scale aerial combat over the ground-based military operations of World War II, players participate in the most famous confrontations of the era piloting fighters, battle planes or heavy bombers across a range of missions in IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey. There are six theatres of war in which to engage - The Battle of Britain, Stalingrad, Berlin, Sicily, the Battle of the Bulge and Korsun - representing the main airborne battles of World War II in Europe.

Taking environmental and landscape visuals to new heights by incorporating satellite technology, IL-2 also boasts a tangible damage effects engine. Players will see real-time damage to aircraft such as holes in the wings and trail lines during dogfights. IL-2 will support up to 16 players in multiplayer aerial combat set across four scenarios - Dogfight, Team Battle, Strike and Capture the Airfield.


PR Contacts:

Elizabeth Stewart

Bender/Helper Impact


Cate Lombardo

Bender/Helper Impact


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