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IL-2 Sturmovik Has Company: Air Conflicts - Secret War Contrails Onto the Scene

Written by Paul Stuart | Tuesday, 28 June 2011 23:26

Air_Conflicts_Secret_Wars_1_1680x1050Looks like those World War 1 and 2 arcade flight sims have some newfangled competition, this time in the form of the Siege of Tobruk, the Battle of the Neretva Bridge, and Operation Belt in Poland. Haven't heard of 'em? Neither have I. Still, there's something to be said about a title willing to give history a whirl...especially that of the airspace less travelled.

I'm always keen to dust off the ol' Thrustmater Hotas X, especially with less explored aircraft and a whopping 49 missions. Thank you bitComposer Games for helping us all live the throttle dream. Move compatible, no less! Fresh from E3:

GAME FEATURES

  • Fight for the causes of key resistance movements such as the People's Liberation Army and Partisan Detachments of Yugoslavia, The Polish Armia Krajowa, and the French Maquis
  • Action-packed gameplay delivers the excitement of serial combat in a manner accessible to everyone
  • Over twenty different landscapes, each individually detailed with period precision
  • Pilot more than 16 individual aircraft, in both World War One and World War Two settings
  • Machine gun your enemies, dog fight, bomb ground targets and rocket ground troops and enemy vehicles
  • 49 varied missions provide combat, stealth and exploratory gameplay
  • The player controls his aircraft with either mouse and keyboard or gamepad
  • The player can choose between two control schemes: Arcade and simulation. The first one makes the game easier to control, while the second one gives more options to control the aircraft
  • Several multiplayer modes, local and via internet for up to eight players

PC, Xbox 360 and my beloved PS3. Coming soon to a mall near you.