Moscow, Russia - September 2nd 2009 - 1C Company in collaboration with 505 Games today announced that the two mission demo for IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey has reached a staggering one million downloads on Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network combined. The highly anticipated WWII aerial combat title will hit the shelves in Europe from 4th September for Xbox 360, PS3, PSP and DS.
Based around large-scale aerial combat over the ground-based military operations of World War II, variety is at the heart of the action in IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey. Players participate in the most famous confrontations of the era piloting fighters, battle planes or heavy bombers across a range of missions. There are six theatres of war in which to engage - The Battle of Britain, Stalingrad, Berlin, Sicily, the Battle of the Bulge and Korsun - representing the main airborne battles of World War II in Europe.
As well as taking environmental and landscape visuals to new heights by incorporating satellite technology, IL-2 also boasts a tangible damage effects engine. Players will see real-time damage to the aircraft such as holes in the wings and trail lines during dogfights. IL-2 will support up to 16 players in multiplayer aerial combat set across 4 scenarios - Dogfight, Team Battle, Strike and Capture the Airfield.
IL2 Sturmovik: Birds Of Prey will be published by 1C Company in collaboration with 505 Games on 4th September 2009 for Xbox 360, PS3, DS and PSP. The playable demo for Xbox 360 and PS3 are available to download now from Marketplace and PSN. For the latest information visit the official website at www.il2game.com or follow on Twitter http://twitter.com/IL2BirdsOfPrey