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Rise of Flight: The First Great Air War

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: 777 Studios
Developer: neoqb
Release Date: June 29, 2009

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'Rise of Flight: The First Great Air War' Gets New Content Patched In

by Rainier on July 15, 2009 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT

Rise of Flight: The First Great Air War is a flight simulator set in the Western Front in 1917. Featuring more than 125,000 square kilometers of territory redrawn from 20th century maps, Rise of Flight allows virtual pilots to fly famous biplanes in exciting dogfight battles.

Rise of Flight is the eagerly anticipated World War I PC flight-simulation title from Moscow-based developer neoqb. The flight simulator, set in the Western Front in 1917, was built on the newly developed Digital Nature engine. More than 125,000 square kilometers of the territory have been redrawn from 20th Century maps.Rise of Flight allows virtual pilots to fly the famous Spad XIII and deadly Fokker D.VII biplanes in exciting dogfight battles. Featuring advanced physics, flight and damage models, Rise of Flight promises a realistic, challenging and fun experience for simulation fans of all stripes and skill levels. Rise of Flight also implements full 6 DOF TrackIR support and is compatible with the TripleHead2Go multi-monitor system from Matrox.

Rise of Flight includes a Training Campaign and Single Player missions so players can hone their aerial combat skills. Once they are ready, flyers can embark on a Pilot Career that includes six stages from lieutenant to colonel, and begin one of several campaigns with squadrons for the French, British, German or American air forces. Throughout their careers, players can win awards, commendations and promotions for successfully completing their missions.

All Rise of Flight players in North America and Europe will receive the Albatros D5 and the Nieuport 28 free of charge. Thanks to the product's advanced activation, management and launching (AML) system, each new plane will automatically appear available the next time you play the game. The sleek German Albatros D5 and the French, rotary-powered Nieuport 28 biplane, join a host of other World War I aircraft in the combat simulator. The patch will be instantly available for installation through the simulation's AML system and can be installed within seconds.

Mission types in Rise of Flight include fighter sweeps, bomber escort, bomber interception, balloon attack and ground attack. If they wish, players can use the powerful Mission Builder to create custom scenarios of their own and share them with their friends.

Flight-sim enthusiasts can also play with their friends over the Internet and wage their own virtual air wars against rival online squadrons. Even the greatest of Aces in World War I had a wingman, and Rise of Flight multiplayer action focuses on cooperative teamwork and completion of mission goals. Whichever way you choose to play Rise of Flight, it will surely thrill and excite any simulation fan.

Planned additions to the Rise of Flight experience in the coming months include more flyable aircraft, scenery, objects and features. Hurry! Grab your goggles, leather helmet and silk scarf. Enemy planes are approaching!

CompuExpert's Rise of Flight: The First Great Air War, developed by Russian studio neoqb, is currently available in North America.

 


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