Konami Announces WWII Flight Combat Game, Birds of Steel
Written Thursday, May 26, 2011 By Dan WebbView author's profile
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.