MOSCOW, Russia — July 29, 2013 — 1C Game Studios, a leader in air combat simulations, is thrilled to announce the pre-order for IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad. This brand new title is the continuation of the legendary IL-2 Sturmovik series that has set the standard for combat flight games for more than 10 years. This new entry into the series will offer virtual pilots an even more accurate simulation of the legendary air battles of World War II. A new higher level of physics modeling, damage modeling and aerodynamics has been achieved which allows for far greater realism than in any other title.
"Flight-simulation games are a product of the love and dedication of their development team, often it takes a lot more of both than people realize," said Jason Williams, executive producer of 1C Game Studios.
"There is always more that can be done from new planes to better ground details. We want to be able to add that extra care while also allowing our closest fans to become part of the beta team this summer, simply by placing a pre-order. Our fans get to help us craft the game they truly want and it allows us to reward people by beginning work sooner on additional features. In the end, giving back when people show their faith in us just seems like the right thing to do."
Here’s the breakdown of the pre-order bonuses:
Pricing: The Standard Edition will have an MSRP of $49.99 and the Premium Edition will have an MSRP of $89.99.
Early Access: Buyers of the Standard Edition will get early access in winter 2013 prior to public release. Buyers of Premium Edition will get the early access in autumn 2013.
Founder’s Tag: Buyers of the Standard Edition will get a Silver IL-2 Sturmovik logo placed under their avatar in the community forum. Buyers of the Premium Edition will get a Gold IL-2 Sturmovik logo placed under their avatar on the forum.
Aircraft at Launch : Buyers of the Standard and Premium Editions will get the same base set of 6 aircraft (LaGG-3 s.29, Bf-109F-4, IL-2 AM38 (model 1942, single-seat), Ju-87 D-3, Pe-2 s.87/s.110
and He-111 H-6) with the possibility to earn 2 more aircrafts in the game (Yak-1 and Bf-109G-2).
Special Aircraft Set : Buyers of the Premium Edition will also get access to a couple more special aircraft (La-5 and Fw-190 A3) which cannot be obtained in the game, but can be purchased in our store after launch.
Special Label: Buyers of the Premium Edition will get a special label inside the game interface next to their nickname which will stand out from the other players in multiplayer mode. You can turn it off or on as you wish.
Send a Gift to a Friend: We have also built a system to send gifts. Virtual pilots can activate one copy (digital key) on their account and send the others to friends, family or squadron mates. The gift system will be available with the opening of the early access period in autumn 2013 to buyers of all versions.
IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad features:
Brand new single-player campaign mode for combat flight-sims: server supported campaign generator where all missions are historical, dynamic and unique.
Unprecedented level of details in physics, damage model and aerodynamics of the virtual aircrafts.
True-to-life and complex AI system.
The largest and most detailed recreation of the air war in Stalingrad (unique structures/buildings, you can only find recreated here).
Legendary combat aircraft thoroughly re-created using the original drawings and blueprints.
Historically correct reconstruction of all key operations of the Stalingrad battle.
Quick fights and large-scale battles in single-player and multiplayer with dedicated servers.
In-game achievement system, allowing players to unlock new airplane modifications/upgrades based on player’s mission results.
Global player statistics.
Please visit http://www.il2sturmovik.com to pre-order and learn much more about the game, join the community and feel free to ask the developers any questions about the game.
IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad is scheduled for spring 2014 release.
About 1C Game Studios
1C Game Studios was established in 2012 after 1C Company, the owner of the best-selling IL-2 Sturmovik combat flight simulation franchise and the largest publisher and distributor of computer and video games in Eastern and Central Europe, and 777 Studios, the developer of the popular and technologically advanced WWI flight simulator Rise of Flight: The First Great Air war, joined forces to take the next step in flight-simulation history.
Giving respect to the roots of the IL-2 Sturmovik series, the venture is currently working to create IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad, which focuses on the Eastern Front air war during the titanic struggle over the industrial city of Stalingrad in 1942-43.
For more information on 1C Game Studios please go to our website at http://1cgs.net/