Air combat simulation is coming to gaming consoles in a very big way. For gamers who want to experience authentic World War II aerial dogfights, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. and Gaijin Entertainment are releasing Birds of Steel, which offers realistic air combat and massive multiplayer online gameplay. Aspiring pilots will be able to partake in meaningful historical battles, such as the battles of Midway, Guadalcanal, Coral Sea, Siege of Malta and the attack on Pearl Harbor and will be able enjoy both single-player and multiplayer modes.

History buffs will enjoy being able to pilot historic fighters, such as the Spitfire, P-51D Mustang, Zero and even the Messerschmitt 109. As players progress through the game, new planes are unlocked, which can then be used in multiplayer skirmishes. Pilots can team up with friends in cooperative gameplay or engage other players in aerial duels with support for up to 16 players at once. There’s also a convenient replay feature that allows players to save their favorite victories and share it with others.

“For far too long, first person shooter fans have been tied to the foot soldier point of view, with the rare ability to experience realistic flight simulations or combat situations,” said Shinji Hirano, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.  “Birds of Steel pushes the throttle of realism by giving fans what they’ve been missing; cooperative online game play, life-like VFX and game dynamics, and a campaign that spans that encompasses some of history’s most memorable aerial battles!”

Key Features:

  • 20 historical and lots of fictional missions, spanning 15 world-famous campaigns (including DLC)
  • Over 100 famous aircraft
  • Dynamic Online Campaign
  • Realistic flight environments, weather conditions, time-of-day changes
  • Enhanced flight controls
  • Monthly dogfight tournaments and arena game play
  • Ability to create, edit and share videos of game play

This exciting new title is being developed for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and is slated for an early 2012 release.

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