View Full Version : Heroes of the Pacific announced

04-19-2004, 11:36 AM
Encore has today announced that it will publish Heroes of the Pacific in North America towards the end of this year. The World War II combat flight simulation game, which will be shown for the first time at next month's Electronic Entertainment Expo, is in development for the PC, PlayStation 2, and Xbox.

The first of the game's 30 missions will see players reliving the attack on Pearl Harbor, and as they progress through the game players will be transported to locations such as Midway Island, the Coral Sea, Wake Island, Iwo Jima, and Guadalcanal. Players will also get to pilot over 25 authentic World War II aircraft, including the Grumman F4F Hellcat and F6F Wildcat, the Douglas SBD Dauntless, the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, and the Chance-Vought F4U Corsair. A number of bonus planes will be available only when players manage to unlock them, such as the Japanese Zero.

"Publishing Heroes of the Pacific represents a significant move forward in shaping Encore's long-term business strategy," said Michael Bell, CEO at Encore. "We're confident in the ability of IR Gurus to deliver an experience that's incredibly immersive and fun, and a game that will establish new benchmarks in the flight combat genre."

"The large scale aerial battles and dogfights were arguably the most important part of the U.S. victory in the Pacific Theater, and no game has really addressed it to date," added Ben Palmer, technical director for IR Gurus. "With Heroes of the Pacific, our goal is to put players in the ****pit of some of the greatest WWII fighter planes in some of the most decisive battles of the war, and deliver an experience that clearly establishes this title as the next marquee flight combat game."

It's claimed that Heroes of the Pacific will support over 300 planes on-screen simultaneously, and players will be able to issue commands to up to 32 wingmen at the same time as flying their own plane. It all sounds terribly complicated, but we're assured that the game's fast-access menu system is an intuitive as it is innovative.

In addition to the story-driven single-player campaign, Heroes of the Pacific will boast split-screen multiplayer support and online play.

Were I got it^^

There website for the game^^

04-19-2004, 01:31 PM
should be pretty sweet

04-19-2004, 09:05 PM
mos def purchase