July 27, 2009
IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey
Xbox 360 Single Player Demo Detailed
1C Company and 505 Games have today
confirmed the date of the single player Xbox 360 demo for upcoming flight combat
title IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds Of Prey. Gaijin Entertainment’s hotly anticipated
WWII action simulator will get the demo treatment on Xbox LIVE Marketplace from
29th July, with the full release hitting UK shelves on 4th September for Xbox
360, PS3, PSP and DS.
The IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds Of Prey
demo will give players a taste of two of the game’s memorable conflict
scenarios, The Battle of Britain and The Battle of the Bulge.
In Battle of Britain: Red Skies Over
Dover, players are given the role of a RAF pilot commanding the legendary Mk. II
Spitfire with B wing armament (two canons, four machine guns). What starts off
as a routine "mopping up" mission on a few stray He-111 German bombers soon
develops into a fracas in which the RAF faced their finest hour. The mission
demonstrates the skills required to intercept larger bombers as well as the more
nimble Stuka bombers. The effective use of wingmen will become apparent as the
mission unfolds and survivors will have the opportunity to land on a home
In Battle of the Bulge: Tiger Hunt,
the US Air Force P-51D Mustang is the weapon of choice as players are invited to
pick off some German armor ploughing through the Ardennes. Defending FW-190
fighters will also have to be dispatched; although the Tigers are the primary
target as US forces aim to stem the German advance and defend the front line.
The mission will allow players to try rocket attacks on ground targets as well
as sample the snow capped vistas of the December Belgian landscape.
Based around large-scale aerial
combat over the ground-based military operations of World War II, variety is at
the heart of the action in IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey. Players participate in
the most famous confrontations of the era piloting fighters, battle planes or
heavy bombers across a range of missions. There are 6 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
As well as 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 the aircraft such as holes in the wings and trail lines during dogfights.
IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds Of Prey will
be published by 1C Company and 505 Games on 4th September 2009 for Xbox 360,
PS3, DS and PSP.