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Flanker 2.5 Combat Flight Simulation Lands on Retail Shelves

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2002 @ 11:23 p.m. PST

Ubi Soft Entertainment, a world leader in interactive entertainment, today announced that it's highly accurate, combat flight simulation, Flanker 2.5, has landed on U.S. retail shelves with an MSRP of only $9.99. Flanker 2.5 offers high adrenaline gameplay with a level of realism that until now had only been experienced by Russian military pilots. Flanker 2.5 can be purchased from ubi.com at: http://shopping.ubi.com/gameinfo.php?id=369.
"Flanker 2.5 builds on the highly-successful and critically acclaimed Flanker line of products, and with a $9.99 price point, it's sure to introduce a large number of first-time pilots to the community," said Carl C. Norman, executive producer for Ubi Soft Entertainment. "This title underscores Ubi Soft's goal of delivering the greatest combat simulation titles to our loyal community, while always striving to add to its ranks. Flanker enjoys a large following online where many players have contributed user-created missions that provide virtually unlimited replay value."

Using previously classified Russian satellite imagery and a new 3D graphics engine, Flanker 2.0 provided photo-realistic terrain, improved flight dynamics, a new 3D sound system, and accurate damage modeling create a true combat experience. Flanker 2.5 builds on the Flanker legacy, incorporating the stunning graphics and streamlined gameplay of Flanker 2.0, and adding new features only available in the sought after Version 2.5 Upgrade.

New users will be delighted by the intuitive menu system, and all players can hone their pilot skills using a suite of detailed training missions, complete with an in-cockpit flight instructor. Experienced flight simulation users will enjoy the mission editor's detailed and powerful capabilities that allow users to create customized missions that can be flown or shared with other users.

Featuring more than 100 aircraft, ships, air defense systems, and ground vehicles, including the Su-27, Su-33, and MiG-29K which may be flown by the user, Flanker 2.5 allows you to fully experience the true power of modern air combat. Flanker 2.5 also features:

  • A new 3D graphics engine using full texture-mapped terrain
  • A mission editor allowing the user to create realistic combat scenarios
  • Highly detailed 3D ships, aircraft and ground vehicles
  • A new 3D sound system with shift and Doppler effects
  • Multiplayer - head-to-head or cooperative missions via LAN or over the Internet
  • Carrier Operations with the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetzov
  • Aerial refueling while flying the carrier-based Su-33 and MiG-29K, perhaps one of the greatest challenges of modern combat aviation
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