Birds of Steel
Konami Announces WWII Flight Combat Game, Birds of Steel
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Konami and Gaijin Entertainment are joining forces in 2012 for the release of a new title with a “new blend of flight combat and battle theatre genres” called Birds of Steel.

The combat simulator will feature some of the most pivotal air battles of World War II, including the battle of Midway, Guadalcanal, Coral Sea, the historic attack on Pearl Harbour, the Mediterranean Maltese island, Germany’s Ruhr Valley, and others.

With single-player and multiplayer offerings, Birds of Steel offers 20 historical missions, plus a load of fictitious missions, spanning 8 campaigns and with over 100 planes to get into the cockpit of – all of which have been faithfully recreated in terms of handling, capabilities and weaponry. From Spitfires to Messerschmidts, players can jump in the cockpit and choose to fight for the Allies, Japanese or Axis forces.

Including weather effects, damage susceptible planes, camera views galore, multiple control systems that range from arcade to “entirely faithful,” the ability to edit and share your finest hours with friends, co-op (including strike missions) and tournament play, Birds of Steel is looking to offer flight combat fans a robust package in early 2012.

Birds of Steel may be out in early 2012, but its 10 debut screens and announcement trailer are here now.


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Comment #1 by Danxex
Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 08:14:29 AM
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For some reason, this reminds me for battlefield 1942 look and its plane system 2nd pic in peticular. It looks pretty cool though but serously? Birds of Steel?

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Comment #2 by Danxex
Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 08:18:33 AM
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oops, I ment of battlefield 1942's look. Might be that they are both from the same time period of WWII.

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Comment #3 by LastBornAssassin
Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 08:33:06 AM
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Looks interesting. If done right it should be sweet. Though its not often that flight is done great.

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Comment #4 by SP4RT4N360
Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 09:06:06 AM
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about 10 years to late konami, im over WW2, plus Ace Combat Assault Horizon is shaping up to own the flight genre...

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Comment #5 by _Nosferatu_
Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 09:47:55 AM
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I love flight combat games. Funny how we had nothing for quite a while (as far as I know!) and now we get this game and Ace Combat. They´re both on my radar. XD

Why is it so bad that they picked WW2? As long as the game is fun, who cares? Besides, there aren´t that many wars (that include combat with planes) to choose from...

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Comment #6 by Hawkeye1691
Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 10:52:49 AM
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Sounds/looks interesting. Hope it turns out decent. I've been wanting another flight combat game with good controls. Could this be the one..?

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Comment #7 by Jack Pumpkinhed
Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 12:30:54 PM
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This looks awesome! It reminds me of a hella old PC game "Dogfight." I'm interested in this :D

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Comment #8 by TheGovNa
Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 12:34:34 PM
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gotta say, my initial reaction was "oh jeez another crimson skied or blazing angels" but this actually looks different and good. I'll have to check this one out when it launches, as long as its more like HAWX1 and not HAWX2

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Comment #9 by Ceejus
Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 01:49:58 PM
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Cool, finally a game that gives you the option to play on the Axis side.

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Comment #10 by DJConnelly
Monday, February 06, 2012 @ 02:23:38 PM
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Looks promising. Surprisingly. I'll be keeping an eye on it.

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Comment #11 by Carweezy F 85
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 11:56:37 AM
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10 months later....

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Comment #12 by CSEO
Saturday, March 31, 2012 @ 04:19:47 AM
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It would be so easy to do this right...they could just re-compile the code for MS-Combat Flight Sims1, 2, & 3.
Then again, the translation of IL-2 Sturmovik from PC to X-Box360 left a WHOLE lot to be desired. Still, I've never met a Flight Sim that I wouldn't at least try for a few hours (Blazing Angels has had I I'll quota-2 hours of my life I will never get back, or that I could have used on Over-G Fighters.
I'll be giving this one a try in a while...hope it likes the joystick.

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