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Ubisoft to Publish Heroes of the Pacific

Is nothing sacred anymore? A game based on World War II, called Heroes of the Pacific is being published by Ubisoft. Oh, wait, everyone has already made a game about WWII - scratch that first comment. Anyway, Heroes of the Pacific is a World War II aerial combat-action game developed by IR Gurus of Australia, and will be available September 28, 2005, for the PS2 and Xbox. The PC version will be out in October 2005.

"Ubisoft is pleased to bring gamers the intense dogfighting experience of Heroes of the Pacific," said James Regan, director of new business development at Ubisoft. "The realistic and historical environments recreated in this game will launch players into the action-packed skies of the Pacific as if they were part of history themselves."

Heroes of the Pacific begins on December 7, 1941, with the attack on Pearl Harbor and lets the player participate in the most memorable battles of the Pacific campaign including Wake Island, Midway and the Coral Sea. The game features six different play modes and more than 35 upgradeable WWII aircraft, a compelling story through the war, and arcade and professional controls, as well as a workshop to customize the plane's weapons and plane setup.

According to the press release, the game will feature the following:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Heroes of the Pacific carries an ESRB rating of "T" (Teen) for strong language and violence, with a suggested retail price of $49.99 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox and $39.99 for the PC.

8/31/2005 Aaron Thomas

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