AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – Sept. 8, 2009 – 505 Games, in collaboration with 1C Company, today announced that the critically acclaimed WWII aerial combat game IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey is now available for purchase nationwide for Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3. The demo reached a combined one million downloads on Xbox LIVE for the Xbox 360 and on PlayStation®Network for PlayStation3.
“The verdict is in: Gamers and media agree that IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey delivers an authentic, engaging WWII flight combat experience,” said Adam Kline, president of 505 Games U.S. “Gamers that tested their wings on the IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey demo can now jump in the cockpit to lead the Allies to victory over six theatres of war in this year’s most authentic flight combat game.”
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.
IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds Of Prey is published by 505 Games in collaboration with 1C Company for Xbox 360, PS3, DS and PSP. The game will release for Nintendo DS and the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld systems in North America on Tuesday, September 15, 2009.
For the latest information, visit the official Web site at http://www.il2game.com or follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/IL2BirdsOfPrey.
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About 505 Games
505 Games, headquartered in Milton Keynes is dedicated to the publishing and international distribution of full price, mid-range and budget computer and videogames in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) markets and Australia. The current portfolio includes the best selling games Cooking Mama, ArmA: Armed Assault, Bust-a-Move and Armored Core and covers all gaming platforms, including next generation consoles like Sony PlayStation® 3, Nintendo Wii™ and Microsoft Xbox 360™. For More information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505games.co.uk.
About 1C Company
1C Company specializes in distribution, publishing and development of business, entertainment and educational software. Founded in 1991, 1C has become the largest publisher and distributor of computer and video games in Eastern and Central Europe. 1C Company is widely acknowledged as a game developer and has several internal studios. Internal developments of 1C include IL-2 Sturmovik series and Theatre of War. 1C Company works as a publisher and producer with over 30 independent development studios and has produced over 100 projects for PC and consoles including titles like Space Rangers, Soldiers: Heroes of World War II, Men of War, Perimeter, Fantasy Wars, Elven Legacy, Death to Spies, King’s Bounty: The Legend. For more information, please visit www.1cpublishing.com.
About Gaijin Entertainment
Gaijin Entertainment specializes in creation of games for various platforms (PC/PS3/Xbox 360) and also gives much attention to technology-related research work which provides attraction and applicability to the company's solutions in changeable IT market conditions. At the moment Gaijin team is represented by six departments and over sixty highly qualified employees. The company's projects have received a range of mass media and game industry awards including a few Russian Game developers conference «Best simulator», «Best game for next-gen consoles» ( IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey / PS3, X-box 360), «Best technologies» for Dagor Engine™ , «Best sound» and many more.
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