New combat video released online www.codemasters.co.uk/heroes
You'll be blown away with the intense aerial combat action in Heroes of the PacificTM, coming this September for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC.
Ahead of the game's take-off, check out the airborne damage you can inflict on the enemy in an all-action new video now available online at www.codemasters.co.uk/heroes
As a flight combat ace, you're plunged into the most ferocious battles from the Pacific Theatre of World War II, including Pearl Harbor, Wake Island, Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, Midway, Leyte Gulf and the Coral Sea.
Facing an onslaught of enemy attacks, it's just as well you're armed to the propellers with authentic artillery and firepower. For engaging in dog fights, your primary weapons are machineguns and cannons.
When you have ground or sea targets in your sights, there are rockets, torpedoes, dive-bombs and freefall bombs for attacks on specific target types.
All the weapons available in Heroes of the Pacific have damage characteristics modelled on real-life prototypes. Machinegun bullets deal damage by striking their target, while cannon shells explode on contact, doing damage to a small area.
Torpedoes explode under the water at the side of, or directly underneath, their target ships and bombs strike a surface and explode, doing damage to everything in the area, enemies and friends alike!
Different levels of damage can be sustained, depending on how vicious and accurate your attack is. If an enemy plane starts spluttering white smoke, you've scored a hit but need to keep on the attack.
Keep pummelling him and grey smoke spouts from the plane, getting darker the closer you get to finishing him. You'll know he's on the way out when his aircraft is streaming black smoke and flames are ripping across the wings and through the fuselage!
But never forget the enemy's also armed and can inflict just as much damage and, should you find yourself in a desperate situation, you may need to engage Warspeed... In Heroes of the Pacific, all aircraft have a Warspeed function, an authentic engine ability that enables you to push the plane to maximum performance. However, Warspeed is not to be used lightly â€“ keep it activated too long and the plane's engine overheats!
Prepare to climb into the cockpit of some of the greatest WWII fighter planes and let rip with all that firepower when Heroes of the PacificTM launches this September for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC. Get all the latest on the game along with the stunning new video, now available to view or download from www.codemasters.co.uk/heroes
HEROES OF THE PACIFIC â€“ KEY GAMEPLAY ELEMENTS:
Fight to the death in incredible aerial battles from WWII's Pacific Theatre.
Over 35 playable aircraft, including Fighters, Dive Bombers, Torpedo Bombers, and more to unlock.
Up to 150 planes in the sky at one time, each with full AI and physics.
26 compelling and dramatic missions taken from real events of the Pacific campaign.
Incredibly detailed plane and ship models, with complex lighting and environment effects.
Player controllable wingmen, through a fast and innovative menu system.
Two-player split screen multiplayer.
Online play for up to eight players.
Realistic environments, including dynamic 3D water.