Island Princess makes her debut on GameZone
April 10, 2009
‘Island Princess’ makes her debut on GameZone
Fabled pin-up part of upcoming Battlestations: Pacific RTS
Get ready for war in the Pacific Theater. On May 12, 2009, Eidos, Inc. and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will be releasing Battlestations: Pacific, the World War II real-time strategy follow-up to the incredibly successful Battlestations: Midway. Sporting five new multiplayer campaigns in the sequel, and taking advantage of the next generation of consoles, this installment in the franchise is over twice the size of the original and boasts 28 full-scale battles across two unique single-player campaigns. With 17 US planes, 20 Japanese planes, carriers, battleships, cruisers, destroyers, subs, mini subs and more, Battlestations: Pacific literally puts the player in control of a virtual army.
In preparation for the game, GameZone.com is presenting a series of screenshots (as well as a video) that includes the “Island Princess,” one of several sassy pinup girls that will be featured in the highly anticipated game. The Hula Girl was popular in art and song well before the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Classic battles including Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, Leyte Gulf and Okinawa illustrate why she took on a new significance after the attack.
Among the features of Battlestations: Pacific are:
Combined real-time strategy, flight, and naval action gameplay: Launch full-scale attacks and at anytime switch to and take full-control of any plane, ship or sub. You command, fly the attack, fire the battleship’s 15-inch guns, and submerge the mini-sub anyway you choose throughout the battle.
Two massive campaigns: The historic American campaign begins after Midway and goes to Guadalcanal, Leyte, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and more. The “what if” Japanese campaign begins at Pearl Harbor and goes to the Java Sea, Port Moresby, Midway, and beyond.
100 war machines: Fighters, bombers, carriers, battleships, cruisers, destroyers, subs, mini subs and more, including 17 US planes including the new Corsair fighters and Curtis Helldivers, and 20 Japanese planes including the Mitsubishi J2M Raiden (Thunderbolt), and the night-fighting Nakajima J1N1 Gekko.
Innovative online multi-player battles: Huge multi-unit battles for up to eight players (four on each side) on Xbox Live and Games for Windows Live. The largest battle involves over 100 units. And five all-new online gameplay modes: Island capture, Duel, Siege, Escort, and Competitive.
The new screens and the video featured are from the Competitive and Siege online multiplayer modes.
The trailer for the game can
Battlestations: Pacific Competitive & Siege Modes Trailer.