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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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Ubisoft Signs 'Heroes of the Pacific' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 11:46 a.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.

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. For the first time players will experience the epic scope of the battles, placing hundreds of planes on the screen in a single confrontation.

Heroes of the Pacific features six game 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 weapon loadout and plane setup.

"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."

Key Features:

  • 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 (fierce online multiplayer support for up to 8 players).
  • 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, and will be available September 28, 2005, for consoles and in October 2005 for the PC, with a suggested retail price of $49.99 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox and $39.99 for the PC.

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