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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) Takes Off To Retail

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2005 @ 10:35 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 delivers more than 35 planes, 26 missions, awesome multiplayer support, realistic and historical environments and, with more than 150 planes fighting on-screen, the most intense dogfighting action available today," said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing for Ubisoft North America. "This incredible game allows players to experience the thrill of airborne combat in some of the Pacific theater's most defining skirmishes."

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.

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, with a suggested retail price of $49.99 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox and $39.99 for the PC.

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