Yesterday, Ubisoft announced that the [i]Heroes of the Pacific[/i] video game for the Playstation 2 and XBOX entertainment systems has achieved gold status and will be released for retail later this month. The WWII aerial combat-action game, developed by IR Gurus, will be available for consoles on September 30, 2005 and for the PC in October.
The game begins with the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and continues to let the player participate in some of the most memorable Pacific battles of WWII.
? More than 150 planes fighting on-screen, each with full artificial intelligence and physics.
? 10 campaigns, with 26 missions taken from real events of the Pacific campaign including Pearl Harbor and Iwo Jima.
? Six game modes (Campaign, Instant Action, Single Mission, Historical, Training, Multiplayer and Online (fierce online multiplayer support for up to 8 players).
? Compelling and dramatic story featuring historical footage.
? Arcade and professional control modes.
? Player-controllable wingmen through a fast and intuitive menu system.
? Highly detailed plane and ship models with complex lighting and environment effects.
? Varied mission types: Ground attack, ground support, escort defense, patrol, torpedo and dive-bombing.
[i]Heroes of the Pacific[/i] carries and ESRB rating of ?T? for strong language and violence, with a suggested retail price of $49.99 for the Playstation 2 and XBOX consoles and $39.99 for the PC.