At 07:53 on the morning of 1941 - 65 years ago to this very date - the Empire of Japan attacked the United States of America's military base on Pearl Harbor with an assault force of 354 aircraft. American aircraft losses were estimated at 188 destroyed and 159 damaged. Overall losses for the Japanese were 9 fighters, 15 dive bombers and 5 torpedo bombers. This fateful day marked the beginning of one of mankind's most notorious struggles, pitting the USA against the Empire of Japan.
In Attack on Pearl Harbor, players can sign up for either side as they are offered the role of daring US gunner turned pilot Douglas Knox or Japanese ace Zenji Yamada. History's yours to shape: Either nation can win the war depending on your actions as players battle for supremacy behind the cockpits of some of the most prolific fighters, bombers and torpedo-bearing aircraft of the WWII Pacific Theater. Playable planes include Japan's Mitsubishi A6M “Zero”, the D3A1 Aichi “Val” and the B5N Nakajima “Kate” as well as America's Chance Vought F4U Corsair, the Douglas SBD Dauntless and the Grumman TBM Avenger.
Attack on Pearl Harbor features four campaigns, plus a “quick play” dogfight game mode. In addition to the initial Japanese attack on Hawaii, the game also offers a host of famed and challenging scenarios such as the Battle of Midway, Iwo Jima, Burma and Manila. Each campaign spans several months during 1941-1945, offering an exciting and varied selection of missions each 30-day period.
“Thanks to the talented team at 3D People, we've produced a gorgeous “pick up and play” aerial combat experience that recreates all the intensity and atmosphere of the Pacific War,” said Bjorn Larsson, CEO, Legendo Entertainment. “We look forward to bringing this stunning game to the masses in early 2007.”
Peter Nagy, project manager at 3D People, continued, “We're thrilled to partner with Legendo on this exciting new title. Attack on Pearl Harbor isn't just amazing-looking. It's also been designed from the ground up to be fun and accessible to the widest possible audience.”
Chris Bateman, Managing Director of International Hobo Ltd, which provides game design and dialogue scripting services for 3D People and other clients added: “It's been a delight to see this game come together. The title provides a very different perspective on World War II by affording audiences the chance to see the conflict from either side while remaining brilliantly playable.”
- Pick up and play the game via a simple, straightforward control scheme that'll have anyone flying in seconds.
- Widescreen gaming support coupled with dazzling special effects provides a beautifully rendered backdrop of the Pacific.
- Play as the dashing Douglas Knox of the USAAF or fighter pilot Zenji Yamada of the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service.
- Take off from the deck of an aircraft carrier in the most prolific fighters, bombers and torpedo-bearing aircraft of the WWII Pacific Theatre!
- Fight the selfsame battles that determined the outcome of the war, from Pearl Harbor to Iwo Jima!
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