Pacific Fighters Gone Gold

Releasing these new Pacific Fighters screenshots, Ubisoft announced that the new flight simulator developed by 1C: Maddox has been approved for manufacturing and will ship at the end of this month. Pacific Fighters will feature, for the first time in the IL-2 series, aircraft carriers (players will have the option to take-off and land on aircraft carriers during combat). The game will also feature over 40 flyable aircraft models, extensive tutorials and customizable settings, 16 maps including historical locations such as Midway, Okinawa, Pearl Harbor and Singapore, and more. The multiplayer mode will allow up to 128 players to participate in live online aerial dogfights, and cooperative play and dynamic online campaigns are also available for up to 32 players.
Award-winning developer Oleg Maddox finalizes an all-new air combat simulation set in WWII’s Pacific Theater SAN FRANCISCO—October 6, 2004 Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest videogame publishers today announced that the Pacific Fighters™ gold master has gone into production. From the creators of the critically acclaimed IL-2 series, Pacific Fighters will ship for PC at the end of October with an ESRB rating of Teen for Mild Language and Violence. Re-create some of the most decisive air battles of WW II and experience famous locations like Midway, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima, where the courage of a single pilot could turn the tide of war. Fly more than 40 combat aircraft including the deadly Japanese Zero, the UK’s Supermarine Seafire and the U.S.-made Corsair. In addition to 16 huge single-player maps, Pacific Fighters offers an unparalleled online multiplayer option. For the first time in any retail combat flight simulation, virtual pilots can take part in massive aerial dogfights on the same dedicated server for up to 128 players. A 32-player option is also available in Cooperative mode. For the first time in the IL-2 series, players can engage aircraft carriers in combat and utilize them to take off and land. As with every product developed by IL-2 creator Oleg Maddox, Pacific Fighters offers unsurpassed attention to detail. The smart AI, unequaled damage model and sense of realism combine to immerse players like no other combat flight simulation. Game Features: • Over 40 flyable WWII fighters and bombers. A partial list includes: Aichi D3A1 Val, Bristol Beaufighter, Douglas A-20 Havoc, Grumman F6f Hellcat, Mitsubishi A6M Zero, Kawasaki Ki-61 Tony, North American B-25 Mitchell, and Vought F4U-1 Corsair. • Legendary Pacific Theater locations. Fly in huge maps of famous battle sites, such as Pearl Harbor, Midway, Singapore and Okinawa. • New large-scale multiplayer engagements. Join squadrons in a variety of online modes such as free-for-all dogfights for up to 128 players and cooperative campaigns for up to 32 players. • A vast array of targets ranging from railroads to battleships. Ground objects such as trains, trucks and tanks can all be pounded from the air. Torpedo historically accurate ships, drop parafrags on enemy airfields, and encounter more than 100 other targets on the ground and at sea. For more information visit the newly relaunched IL-2 community site featuring Pacific Fighter. WWW.il2sturmovik.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. © 2004 1C Company. All Rights Reserved. Developed by 1C: Maddox Games and Ilya Shevchenko. Published by Ubisoft Entertainment. Strategic Simulations, Ubisoft, ubi.com, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries. Pacific Fighters is a trademark of 1C Company. About IC: 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, Xbox®, and PlayStation®2. More information about the company is available at http://int.games.1c.ru. About Ubisoft: 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.