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Battle of Britain 2: Wings of Victory

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: GMX / Tri Synergy
Developer: Shockwave Productions

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'Battle of Britain 2: Wings of Victory' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2005 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT

Battle of Britain II: Wings of Victory recreates the fierce and famous air battles southern England in 1940. The game delivers explosive fun for veteran and casual gamers alike, and occurs over a vast and living world below which will be forever known as one the world's most decisive moments in history. Battle of Britain II "Wings of Victory" allows the player to either act as the supreme commander of either side, or simply click "fly" and let your generals manage the war below.

"The finished results for Battle of Britain 2: Wings of Victory are everything we had hoped for and more ", commented Eugene Perry, COO for GMX Media. "There are few flight sims available that evoke such an authentic atmosphere of historical combat. Wings of Victory will quickly become a must-have title for any fan of flight simulation games."

"When someone sees the game for the first time, their eyes are immediately drawn to the aircraft, virtual cockpits, visual effects, etc. Then after they sit down and spend some time playing the game, they get immersed into the whole air combat experience," said Tim Gallagher of Shockwave Productions Inc.

Battle of Britain 2: Wings of Victory: In-Game Features:

  • New DirectX 9 technology
  • The "In Cockpit" Experience
    • Clickable cockpits for the ultimate flying experience
    • Realistic starting procedures via mouse
    • Built-in native track-IR support with the latest 6 degrees of freedom support, including moving your head forward, backwards, left, right, up and down
    • Lift your head for a more, over-the-nose view
      Lean out the window while taxiing
      Keep your eyes fixed on the target
    • The industry's best padlocking system
    • The industry's most natural g-force movements
  • The Ultimate Dynamic Campaign
    • Authentic re-creation of the entire Battle of Britain campaign
    • Experience epic battles with hundreds of aircraft in the air
    • Thousands of aircraft are tracked and combat ready from their historical airfields. Knocking out enemy airfields hurts the enemy's ability to launch aircraft from those specific airfields.
    • Authentic radar and spotting system
    • British coastal radar network spots planes, reports data to central command, aircraft readiness is checked at nearby airfields and interceptors are appropriately vectored
    • Damaged radar systems create "outages" or "holes" in the defensive screen
    • Human spotters exist all over the British countryside, and their ability to spot is affected by weather conditions
  • "RealWeather" Technology
    • Both historical and dynamic weather conditions exist throughout the theater
    • Building storm fronts with towering storm heads
    • Real-time, in-flight weather changes
    • Realistic weather forecasting
  • Artificial Intelligence
    • Computer piloted airplanes fly with the same performance and flight characteristics the player flies with, for a precise, historically accurate offline experience
    • "RealPilot" Artificial Intelligence Technology means enemy aircraft have the same limitations the player has
    • Both the player and the enemy can use the clouds for safety and cover
    • Study and exploit the enemy's weaknesses with charts included in the printed pilot's manual
    • Enemy aircraft have the same characteristics and performance as the player's aircraft, including actual joystick movements
  • Realistic Sound
    • Authentic engine sounds and behavior, inside and out
    • Machineguns, explosions, hits, and flack fill the battlefield
    • Negative g stalls, sputtering, engine overheating
    • Open the canopy and hear the difference
    • Complex engine management including prop-pitch, mixture, and engine temperature
  • Unprecedented Visual Effects
    • Accurately modeled visual effects create the ultimate battlefield experience
    • Authentic bomb blasts in accordance to military test data, including realistic fireball size / duration, shockwaves, and dirt blasts
    • Realistic gun-hits on aircraft, ground targets, land, and water
    • Towering clouds of black smoke cover the battlefield for the entire flight
    • Be a part of hundreds of bombers as countless bombs reign down on targets below
  • Communications
    • Immersive, powerful, and historical command and control on the ground and in the air
    • Command examples
      "Target bombers"
      "Vector me to nearest airfield"
      "Tower, what is the wind at altitude?"

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