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'Red Ace: Squadron' Ships

by Thomas on April 19, 2002 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT

Today Global Star Software, the makers of such titles as Flight Unlimited and the popular Search & Rescue franchise, have begun shipping Red Ace: Squadron. This brand new title, developed by Small Rockets, is the follow up to the original Red Ace, which was released by Global Star early last year. Red Ace: Squadron builds on the original premise of fast-paced WW1 era flight sim action, while adding substantial multiplayer capabilities.

Red Ace: Squadron puts players in the cockpit of 8 authentic circa-1917 combat aircraft, including bi-planes, heavy bombers, and even the Fokker Triplane used by the legendary Red Ace himself. Another enhancement over the original Red Ace will be the ability to fly for either the allies or the central powers. Players can do so in the detailed campaign mode, with computer-controlled AI flying as their wingmen, or in multiplayer mode, where up to 8 players can engage one another via LAN or the internet. A simple, easy-to-learn control interface has been deliberately maintained to allow even casual gamers to grab the mouse and learn the basic controls quickly, which differs from the complex control interfaces of many flight-sims on the market.

A demo version of Red Ace: Squadron is available now HERE. [19.6 MB] The full version release will be available at retailers across North America, at an expected street price of $19.99. It is rated "T for Teen" by the ESRB.

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