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Pacific Fighters

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: Ubisoft

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'Pacific Fighters' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 16, 2004 @ 6:25 a.m. PDT

"Pacific Fighters maintains its award-winning standards of high-quality graphics, historical detail and an unparalleled flight model that IL-2 fans have come to expect, but in a dynamic, new Pacific-war setting," said Laurent Detoc, president of Ubisoft. "We know diehard fans and even those new to simulations will thoroughly enjoy the famous locations, variety of detailed aircraft, and multiplayer options in Pacific Fighters."

Backed by the Oleg Maddox team, Pacific Fighters allows players to participate in the most compelling Pacific air war experience ever created. Fly planes on either the side of the conflict, including U.S., Japan, Great Britain, or Australia. There are more than 40 flyable aircraft, including the F6F Hellcat, the deadly Japanese Zero, and the UK's Supermarine Seafire. In addition, for the first time in the 1C: Maddox game series, players will have the option to take-off and land on aircraft carriers during combat.

"We're extremely proud and excited to bring Pacific Fighters to the combat flight sim audience because we know they're going to be very pleased with improvements to the award-winning IL-2 game engine and enjoy the new Pacific war setting," said Ilya Shevchenko, producer. "Players will appreciate the
variety of famous fighters, however, in this title more than any previous Maddox sim, we're emphasizing flyable bombers such as the SBD Dauntless, Aichi Val, Mitsubishi G4M Betty, and at least four versions of the North American B-25 Mitchell."

Players may choose from a variety of bombing missions, including torpedo attacks, dive bombing, and high altitude bombing. Targets include amphibious landing craft, realistic coastal fortifications, and a wide selection of ground vehicles, each built to an even higher level of detail than in the previous 1C:Maddox Games flight sims.

Players will be able to target enemy ships, vehicles, airfields and aircraft on one of the 16 new maps, including Guadalcanal, Pearl Harbor and Singapore. The online multiplayer options allow players to engage in live battles ranging in style from free-for-all dogfights to cooperative campaigns.

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