Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Flight Sim

Birds of Steel takes off for 360, PS3

Birds of Steel (360, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 4

Konami has announced that Gaijin Entertainment’s latest flight sim, Birds of Steel, has shipped to retail for the 360 and PS3. Set during World War II, Birds of Steel features 20 missions set across 16 locations, with over 100 aircraft, including the P-51 Mustang and A6M Zero, changing weather, and time cycles. Some of the notable battles include the Battle of Midway and the Battle of the Coral Sea. Multiplayer is also supported, with co-op strike campaigns and a 17-player versus mode.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Microsoft Flight launches along with Adventure Pack, plane DLC

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Microsoft returns to the world of flight sims today with the release of their follow-up to Flight Simulator X, Microsoft Flight. The free-to-player download-only release, available at MicrosoftFlight.com, allows virtual pilots to fly over the Big Island of Hawaii in an Icon A5. Players who sign in using their Games for Windows – Live account will also receive free DLC, including the Boeing Stearman, extra missions, access to Achievements, and an Online Pilot Profile.

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DLC, PC News

Microsoft Flight and Hawaiian Adventure Pack DLC dated, detailed

With its beta recently wrapped, Microsoft has announced that Microsoft Flight, the latest in their long-running family of flight sims, will launch for download on February 29. The first DLC pack, the Hawaiian Adventure Pack, will be released alongside the base game for 1600 MS Points. The pack will build on the base’s focus on Hawaii by allowing access to the remaining Hawaiian Islands, as well as 20 new missions and the Vans RV-6A two-seater homebuilt airplane.

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DLC, PC News

Microsoft takes back to the skies with Microsoft Flight

Microsoft Flight (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 1

It’s been over five years since Microsoft released Flight Simulator X, and today, the company has announced their return to the genre with the upcoming Microsoft Flight. Flight is scheduled to launch for the PC this spring as a free download with the Icon A5 as the first plane available and the Big Island of Hawaii as the initial flight zone. Virtual pilots can extend their tour after completing the free missions by downloading additional DLC that will add new crafts, regions, and customization options. Microsoft plans for the new content to include “daily aerocache challenges and updates that make every flight unique and fun.” As a bonus, players who use Games for Windows Live to sign in will receive free extras, including the Boeing Stearman plane, additional missions, Achievements, and an Online Pilot Profile.

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DLC, PC News

Air Conflicts: Secret Wars downs an ace, lands on PS3

Air Conflicts: Secret Wars (360, PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 3

PlayStation 3 owners finally get a chance to suit up and take to the skies in both World Wars with Air Conflicts: Secret Wars. In addition to the single-player mode, comprised of 49 missions over seven campaigns spread out across Europe and North Africa, and three multiplayer modes, the PS3 version also includes 3D support and PlayStation Move motion controller functionality. Mind the Messerschmitts, men!

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PlayStation 3 News

Ace Combat Assault Horizon takes off for 360, PS3

Ace Combat Assault Horizon (360, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Namco Bandai’s long-running combat flight sim series returns today with Ace Combat Assault Horizon for the 360 and PS3. The Project Aces-developed entry adds a new damage model, for better debris and particle detail, attack helicopters, urban battlegrounds, a close-range assault system, super-sonic jets, door gunners, and a new online multiplayer mode, Capital Conquest. The story, penned by Threat Level Black author Jim DeFelice, puts players in the role of a pilot assigned to an international task force that will find itself taking on missions across the globe. Launch copies will allow access to three free multiplayer skills, and all copies will allow access to the Facebook Skin Design Contest winning entry, Death Rider by Chi-Chun Liu, as a playable skin for the F15-C fighter.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Ace Combat Assault Horizon – multiplayer details, screens released

Ace Combat Assault Horizon (360, PC) Multiplayer Detailed Announced - Screenshot 1

Ace Combat Assault Horizon is closing in on its October 11 release date, so to get everyone primed for its release, Namco Bandai has announce additional details about the multiplayer component. (Tricky devils!) The four mode are: Co-op, Capital Conquest, Deathmatch, and Domination. To help keep players abreast about their performance, a website will be set up that will keep track of rankings and offer ways for the community to keep in touch with one another as well as Project Aces team members. Additional details about each mode, and some new shots, can be found below.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy dated, screens released

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Ace Combat is hitting the third dimension this November with Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy for the 3DS. Legacy will feature touch screen targeting and, per publisher Namco Bandai, “exciting dogfights and high-altitude acrobatics, all in 3D for the first-time in the history of the legendary aerial combat franchise.”

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3DS

Ace Combat Assault Horizon demo launches on Live, PSN

Ace Combat Assault Horizon (360, PS3) Demo and Screenshot Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new single-player demo has launched for Project Aces’ latest Ace Combat, Assault Horizon, on Live Marketplace and PS Network. The demo includes two missions, one in Miami and another in East Africa, with the chance to pilot a jet fighter and, for the first time in the series, a helicopter. The Miami mission introduces Assault Horizon’s hero, Bishop, while players will get to meet the new protagonist, Markov, in East Africa as they support Delta Force operatives.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News