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IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey

Main campaign mode contains unlockable extra missions.

Who: Leading Eastern and Central European publisher 1C Company and 505 Games

What: New missions to be unlocked in the main campaign mode.

Where: www.il2game.com

When: Available immediately.

Moscow, Russia - September 3, 2009 - Leading Eastern and Central European publisher 1C Company in collaboration with 505 Games today released more information on the mission mode in IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey. The highly anticipated WWII aerial combat title will hit the shelves from September 4, 2009 for Xbox 360, PS3, PSP and DS.

Mission mode extends the game play experience in IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds Of Prey by offering new missions that are unlocked through progress in the main campaign mode. By successfully navigating the campaign missions in each of the six scenarios, new operations become available such as night time recon, airfield assaults, escorting bombers, supply transports or troops to their destination, neutralizing anti-aircraft units, low fling ground attacks, vessel air patrol and interception of enemy supply transports to name a few. These additional operations bring the mission total to 50 across the campaign and mission modes.

Based around large-scale aerial combat over the ground-based military operations of World War II, variety is at the heart of the action in IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey. Players participate in the most famous confrontations of the era piloting fighters, battle planes or heavy bombers across a range of missions. 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.

As well as 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 the 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 4 scenarios - Dogfight, Team Battle, Strike and Capture the Airfield.

IL2 Sturmovik: Birds Of Prey will be published by 1C Company in collaboration with 505 Games from September 4, 2009 for Xbox 360, PS3, DS and PSP. The playable demo for Xbox 360 and PS3 are available to download now from Marketplace and PSN. For the latest information visit the official website at www.il2game.com or follow on Twitter http://twitter.com/IL2BirdsOfPrey


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