July 23, 2008
CAPCOM®’S 1942: JOINT STRIKE IS NOW AVAILABLE ON
PLAYSTATION®Network and Xbox LIVE® Arcade!
The next chapter in the 194X series blasts its way onto
your next-generation console
Capcom Entertainment today announced that 1942: Joint Strike is now available
for download on PLAYSTATION Network and Xbox LIVE Arcade. 1942: Joint Strike is
rated Teen by the ESRB and is available for 800 Microsoft Points or $9.99 on
1942: Joint Strike takes inspiration and influence from the ‘80s 194X series of
World War II-themed vertical arcade shooters. The art, sound and gameplay of the
new game take cues from the original 194X games, but will stand out as its own
unique entry. Gameplay will resemble the classic top down, vertical action that
gamers expect, but enhanced with High Definition 3D graphics. Set in a World War
II-themed locale, stages, vehicles and weapons have the look and feel of WWII
with some stylistic differences.
The world in which 1942 takes place is not our own and the events that transpire
are not historically accurate, nor are they intended to be. This is an alternate
world where history and technology developed along their own paths. As a result,
players will jump into the cockpits of WWII-era aircraft to take on huge waves
of incoming enemy fire, dodging explosions and missiles while challenging huge
bosses at the end of each stage. New co-op “Joint Strike attacks” combine the
powers of two aircrafts into one devastating barrage.
The new 1942: Joint Strike features 2-player online
cooperative play. Graphics and music have been similarly updated by Backbone
Entertainment, the developers of this latest entry into the 194X series. There’s
also a brand new score for the game created by Norihiko Hibino, an international
composer well-known for his work creating music for the Metal Gear® series.