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Heroes Of The Pacific

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: Codemasters
Developer: IR Gurus Interactive

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'Heroes of the Pacific' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Coming To North America

by Rainier on June 13, 2005 @ 1:15 p.m. PDT

Beginning with the attack on Pearl Harbor, this flight combat game puts players in the middle of some of the most intense naval conflict in WWII’s Pacific Theater.

Beginning with the attack on Pearl Harbor, this aerial combat game puts players in the middle of some of the most intense aerial conflicts in WWII's Pacific Theater. For the first time players will experience the epic scope of the battles, placing hundreds of planes on the screen in a single confrontation.

The game unfolds through 10 campaigns (26 missions) taken from real events of WWII's Pacific campaign, including battles over Midway Island, the Coral Sea, Iwo Jima and Guadalcanal. With more than 35 WWII aircraft, including all major U.S. and Japanese models, players can pilot a variety of aircraft that were integral to the war effort in the Pacific including the Grumman F4F Wildcat and F6F Hellcat, the Douglas SBD Dauntless, the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk and the Chance-Vought F4U Corsair. Planes are also upgradeable, which gives players access to a total of more than 80 planes.

"Heroes of the Pacific generated a great deal of excitement when it was showcased at E3 this year, and we are excited to feature this game in our initial launch lineup," said Chester Aldridge, CEO of Red Mile Entertainment. "This game delivers a fast-action flight combat experience that encompasses all the drama, realism and intensity that players would expect from a WWII battle."

In Heroes of the Pacific, players will live the enormity of the battle and recreate actual acts of heroism as up to 150 planes, each with full AI and physics attributes. The skies come alive as highly detailed (15,000+ polygons) fighters, dive bombers, torpedo bombers and experimental planes take part in fierce fighting.

Players reenact this compelling and dramatic aerial campaign in six game modes -- Campaign, Instant Action, Single Mission, Historical, Training and Multiplayer, which is playable in split-screen, LAN multiplayer or in online multiplayer for up to eight players on console and PC. In the single-player game, missions can include up to 4 wingmen, all controllable through an innovative, fast-access menu system. Daring missions that involve ground attacks and support, escort, defense, patrol, torpedo and dive-bombing take place in highly realistic environments. Players can even relive the action in cinematic replays.

Heroes of the Pacific is scheduled to ship in the fall of 2005. For more information on the game, visit the website at www.heroesofthepacific.com.

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