SAN FRANCISCO – October 26, 2004 – Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest videogame publishers, today announced that Pacific Fighters™ for the PC is now shipping to retailers. Pacific Fighters is available for MSRP $39.99 with an ESRB rating of T for “Teen.”
From the creators of the critically acclaimed IL-2 series comes an accurate and action-packed re-creation of the epic battles of the Pacific. Control over 40 fighters and bombers including the deadly Japanese Zero, the U.K.’s Supermarine Seafire and the U.S.-made Corsair and A-20 Havoc. Players will take flight and engage in combat over huge maps of famous WWII locations such as Pearl Harbor, Midway, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. In addition to single-player missions, Pacific Fighters offers an unparalleled multiplayer experience. For the first time in any retail flight simulation, players may take part in massive aerial dogfights with up to 128 players on the same dedicated server. Players may also join squadrons of up to 32 players in Cooperative mode.
Available for the first time in the 1C: Maddox series, players can utilize aircraft carriers for support, use them for take-offs and landings, and engage them in combat. Players will encounter hundreds of targets from the air, on the ground and at sea. From the air, players may attack ships and other aircraft or choose to target ground objects such as trucks, trains, tanks and enemy airfields. Pacific Fighters’ unsurpassed attention to detail, smart AI, unequaled damage model and sense of realism combine to immerse players like no other combat flight simulation ever created. Take part in legendary battles, where the courage of a few pilots will determine the course of history.
For more information visit the newly re-launched IL-2 community site www.il2sturmovik.com featuring Pacific Fighters. ll2sturmovik.com is the “one-stop shop” for all Oleg Maddox products published by Ubisoft. View the amazing Pacific Fighters trailer and get ready for a combat flight simulation that will set new standards for the genre.
1C Company specializes in the distribution, publishing and development of interactive entertainment products and business software. Founded in 1991, 1C has become the leading Russian company publishing and distributing computer games in the former USSR. 1C Company is widely acknowledged as a game developer and has two internal studios. Internal development projects include Konung Legends of the North, IL-2 Sturmovik, IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles and Wartime Command. 1C Company works as a publisher and producer with over 20 leading Russian independent development studios and has produced over 50 projects for PC, XboxÃ‚Â®, and PlayStationÃ‚Â®2. More information about the company is available at http://int.games.1c.ru.
Ubisoft is an international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products. A leading company in the multimedia industry, Ubisoft’s strong and diversified lineup has grown considerably, as has Ubisoft itself. As well as steadfastly continuing to partner with several high-profile companies, Ubisoft has also confirmed its presence on the global market by developing its own exceptional properties. Founded in 1986 in France, Ubisoft is now present on every continent, both through offices in 21 different countries including the United States, Morocco, Germany and China and through sales of products in over 50 countries. The group is dedicated to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge videogame titles to consumers around the world. Ubisoft generated a turnover of 508 million euros for the 2003/2004 fiscal year, up 22.5% at constant exchange rate over the previous fiscal year. To learn more, visit www.ubi.com.