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IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds Of Prey Releases for Xbox 360 and PS3

September 8, 2009

IL-2 STURMOVIK: BIRDS OF PREY LANDS IN RETAIL OUTLETS NATIONWIDE

Highly Anticipated WWII Aerial Combat Game Launches for Xbox 360™ and PLAYSTATION 3

505 Games, in collaboration with 1C Company, today announced that the critically acclaimed WWII aerial combat game IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey is now available for purchase nationwide for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3. The demo reached a combined one million downloads on Xbox LIVE for the Xbox 360 and on PlayStation®Network for PlayStation3.

"The verdict is in: Gamers and media agree that IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey delivers an authentic, engaging WWII flight combat experience," said Adam Kline, president of 505 Games U.S. "Gamers that tested their wings on the IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey demo can now jump in the cockpit to lead the Allies to victory over six theatres of war in this year's most authentic flight combat game."

Based around large-scale aerial combat over the ground-based military operations of World War II, players participate in the most famous confrontations of the era piloting fighters, battle planes or heavy bombers across a range of missions in IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey. There are six theatres of war in which to engage - The Battle of Britain, Stalingrad, Berlin, Sicily, the Battle of the Bulge and Korsun - representing the main airborne battles of World War II in Europe.

Taking environmental and landscape visuals to new heights by incorporating satellite technology, IL-2 also boasts a tangible damage effects engine. Players will see real-time damage to aircraft such as holes in the wings and trail lines during dogfights. IL-2 will support up to 16 players in multiplayer aerial combat set across four scenarios - Dogfight, Team Battle, Strike and Capture the Airfield.

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds Of Prey is published by 505 Games in collaboration with 1C Company for Xbox 360, PS3, DS and PSP. The game will release for Nintendo DS and the PSP® in North America on Tuesday, September 15, 2009.

For the latest information, visit the official Web site at http://www.il2game.com  or follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/IL2BirdsOfPrey

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