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'IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles' - Now Available In Stores

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 10:52 a.m. PST

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced that the highly anticipated World War II combat flight simulation IL-2: Forgotten Battles has shipped to retailers in North America.

IL-2: Forgotten Battles is the full-featured sequel to the hugely popular, multi-award winning IL-2: Sturmovik World War II combat flight simulation. Created by 1C Maddox Games, IL-2: Forgotten Battles adds new maps and missions for both single and multiplayer play, as well as dozens of new World War II aircraft, including the American P-47 "Thunderbolt" and German Ju-87 "Stuka," in addition, a new Dynamic Campaign System has been added for almost limitless replayability. For more information, including a complete list of all new aircraft, maps, and features, visit www.IL2sturmovik.com.

"We started out with an add-on to our great game," said Oleg Maddox, founder of 1C: Maddox Games and creator of IL-2 Sturmovik. "But as development progressed, we found we had enough material and new features to create a robust stand-alone game. The fans' support has been overwhelmingly positive."

Press reaction has also been enthusiastic. "IL-2: Forgotten Battles carries on directly where its immediate predecessor left off by delivering the most visually stunning and fluid representation of aerial combat ever packaged up in a PC flight simulation," says Andy Mahood, contributing editor for PC Gamer magazine.

IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles features include:

  • 30 new flyable aircraft
  • 20 single-player missions
  • 10 multiplayer missions
  • 5 new maps for single player missions, plus 3 new maps dedicated to multiplayer
  • 23 new AI-controlled aircraft
  • New AI ground objects and vehicles for each new map area, with new 3D building models
  • Ranking and award system for Finnish and Hungarian pilots
  • Selectable custom user-made skins in single play mode for players and all AI aircraft
  • All the original IL-2: Sturmovik aircraft available, except seaplanes and gliders
  • New flight dynamics
  • New AI scripting to create more realistic battles
  • New engine management relating to radiators, superchargers and fuel mixture control for different altitudes
  • Online track recorder and editor
  • A new system of single play track recording and editing
  • Search lights and barrage balloons (including intercommunication with AA artillery)
  • New ships including the Russian battleship Marat, Russian cruisers Aurora and Kirov and German cruiser Niobe (but not limited to)
  • Play up to 32 players online in dogfight and in cooperative modes (depending on your internet connection)
  • New special effects including realistic water

Minimum Specifications:

Operating System: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
Computer: Pentium III with 800 MHz processor or the equivalent
Memory: 256 MB of RAM (512 MB is recommended)
DirectX: DirectX 8.1 or higher (included on disc)
Video Card: 3D video card (DirectX 8.1 compatible) w/ 32 MB RAM (64MB recommended)
CD-ROM: 4X or better
Audio: DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card
Internet/Network Play: Internet or LAN connection
Hard Drive Space: 1.1 GB

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