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Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII (Wii)

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www.xbox.com:
    Experience the greatest airconflicts of World War II in Blazing Angels™:Squadron of WWII. Battle in famous locations from across the globe. Whether it's the Battle of Britain, the attack on Pearl Harbor, or the fierce fighting for the desserts of North Africa, you and your squadron of Blazing Angels will turn the tide of war.

    Command three separate A.I. wingmen and make use of each one's special abilities to both attack and defend their squadron leader. During the course of the twenty mission campaign, you'll be accompanied byyour squadron and you will grow together as an ace fighting force through the entire length of WWII. Fly in close to Germany's industrial terrain for a bombing raid, strafe the islands of the Pacific, or emerge from the cloud cover over London and engage the enemy. The environment is so real you feel like you're in a famous WWII movie.

    • Epic action-packed air battles: From the Western Europe to the Pacific to North Africa, engage in famous air combat from throughout WWII.
    • Authentic WWII atmosphere:Spectacular movie-like graphics with realistic imagery including accurate-looking planes and terrain.
    • Squadron-based gameplay: A.I.-controlled wingmen will obey commands and improve with experience in twenty different single-player missions. Fly with, and be defended by, the squadron of Blazing Angels under your command.
    • Authentic aircraft:Fly the famous P-51 Mustang, the B-17 Flying Fortress, and the British Spitfire. In multiplayer games, pilot the Luftwaffe's Messerschmitt and the Japanese Zero.No need for extensive tutorials,you can jump right into air combat action.
    • Multiplayer online:Play on Xbox Live® with up to 16 players. Engage in head-to-head dogfights or cooperative team play between squadrons.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12138) on Sep 05, 2010.

www.ubi.com - Playstation 3:
    Experience the thrill of flight combat using the motion sensitive feature of the PLAYSTATION3 controller. Whether it’s a steep attacking dive or tight dog- fighting turn, the aircraft will intuitively respond to hand movements and you’ll feel more like a real fighter pilot than ever before. From the Battle of Britain, through the dramatic air combat of Pearl Harbor, and all the way back to Europe, your pilot skills will create WWII history. Dominate the skies of Western Europe and the Pacific and bring your squadron of Blazing Angels back alive.

    Key Features:

    • WWII’s most epic and famous air battles. Experience the greatest air battles of World War II in famous locations from across the globe. Whether it’s London, Berlin, Midway or Pearl Harbor, the player and his squadron will be tasked with turning the tide of war. The single player campaign has been expanded to include two all new missions that take place in the North Sea and New Georgia Island in the Pacific.


    • Innovative use of the controller. Handle the Playstation3 controller and experience a new sensation of flight. With 4 alternative control configurations, Blazing Angels will take full advantage of the motion sensor/tilt feature. Both arcade and simulator modes are included. Players can easily maneuver the plane just by moving the controller.


    • Intense squadron-based gameplay. Command AI-wingmen and make use of each one’s special abilities. The pilot’s heroism and leadership will grow during the course of the twenty mission campaign. Engage in legendary air battles and lead a squadron of Blazing Angels to victory.


    • A large variety of realistic-looking WWII aircraft. Pilot 46 authentic WWII aircraft including the famous P-51 Mustang, and the British Spitfire, and planes like the Luftwaffe’s Messerschmitt, and the Japanese Zero in multiplayer. Ten all- new planes are included. From the wing rivets, to the nose art, to the detailed cockpits, these planes look like the real thing.


    • Authentic WWII atmosphere. Fly low over Germany’s industrial terrain for a bombing raid, strafe the islands of the Pacific, or emerge from the cloud cover over London and engage the enemy. The environment is so real you’ll feel like you’re the pilot in a famous WWII movie.


    • Planes are easy to handle and fun to fly. No need to attend the Air Force Academy to pilot these planes; players can jump right into air combat action without extensive tutorials. A new cockpit view is included.


    • Up to 16 players online with an all new multiplayer mode. Engage in head-to-head dogfights or cooperative team play between squadrons on huge maps with large formations. The new adversarial mode allows two teams to compete for the destruction of each other’s base in the shortest time period. The new mode brings the total multiplayer modes to thirteen

    Contributed by DreinIX (9425) on Apr 18, 2008.

Press release (8th February 2006):

    Ubisoft To Release Blazing Angels™ Squadrons of WWII For PC In March 2006

    Action-filled Arcade-style Flight Combat Game Now Coming for PC.

    Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers announced that the action-filled flight combat game Blazing Angels™ Squadrons of WWII will also be released for the PC in March 2006.

    "Blazing Angels has impressed us all on Xbox and Xbox 360, and now we're proud to be able to take it another step further and show how incredible it is on PC," said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing at Ubisoft. "Ubisoft Romania will prove to the market the tremendous capabilities and power of the PC and Media Center PC in high quality gaming."

    In Blazing Angels™ Squadrons of WWII for the PC, players test their air-combat skills as they experience the most famous battles of World War II. As a squadron leader, players can fly up to 40 WWII aircraft in both single-player and multiplayer missions.Advancing a great line of graphical and technological features along with a very intuitive interface, Blazing Angels Squadrons of WWII for the PC provides PC gamers a combat experience in true World War II battles sites such as England, Germany, France, Morocco, Pearl Harbor, Midway and Tokyo.

    Special Features from this DVD version will include:
    • Heartpounding single-player campaigns - Over 18 missions grouped into a compelling historical battle campaign. Over 10 missions in standalone modes (Mini-campaign, Arcade and Ace Duel)


    • Thrilling multiplayer combat – Sixteen player online and LAN play in 10 game types (Dogfight, Aces High, Seek & Destroy, Onslaught, Bombing Run, Kamikaze, Historical Missions and Capture the base) in three multiplayer modes (Solo, Co-op and Squadron)


    • Innovative graphical features – Amazing detail featuring 8,000-10 000 polygons/plane and over 70 planes in the sky. Incredible cityscapes delivering street level detail with accurate models. Over 150,000 high-res graphical objects in each city, with over 80 unique elements per city featuring huge textures, for example 512x4096 per building.


    • Over 40 flyable High Definition authentic-looking planes - Over 50 High resolution plane models (8,000 -10 000 polygons per plane). Usage of large textures for the planes (1024x1024=4Mb of texture per plane). Other exciting features include multiple plane skins and nose-art, and destruction details for each plane model and specular mapping


    • Static Buildings - Great model variety, with over 80 unique models per location. High resolution and 3D detail for over 600 building models. All buildings have multiple damage levels and feature high-resolution specular maps.


    • Detailed vehicles and 3D modeled people – High resolution and 3D detail for over 40 vehicle models, and all vehicle models have damage levels. Each 3D modelled person has over 10 animated movements.


    • Impressive Sound features – Hear all the combat excitement with the 48 KHz high quality sampled sound and up to 64 3D sound sources 5.1 compatible
    Blazing Angels Squadrons of WWII for the PC is scheduled for release in March 2006. For more information and updates, please visit www.blazing-angels.com.

    Contributed by Sciere (233783) on Apr 20, 2006.

Press release (12th December 2005):

    Ubisoft To Release Blazing Angels™ Squadrons of WWII For Xbox 360™ In Q4 FY 2005-2006

    Action-Filled, Arcade-Style Flight Combat Game Now Coming for Xbox 360™ and Xbox®

    London, UK, December 12th 2005
    – Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced that the action-filled flight combat game Blazing Angels™ Squadrons of WWII will be released for Xbox 360™ and Xbox® video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft in Q4 FY 2005-2006.

    In Blazing Angels Squadrons of WWII, players test their air-combat skills as they experience the most famous battles of World War II. As a squadron leader, players can fly up to 38 WWII aircraft in both single-player and multiplayer missions.

    Developed by Ubisoft, Blazing Angels Squadrons of WWII features innovative squadron-based combat, in which each artificial intelligence wingman's specialized skill can be used to the pilot's advantage. During the course of the 18-mission campaign, players will evolve along with their wingmen into an ace fighting force. Spectacular graphics enhance the combat experience in true World War II battle sites such as England, Germany, France, Morocco, Pearl Harbor, Midway and Tokyo. The heroic storyline that follows the evolution of a single squadron and the cinematic presentation create moments reminiscent of classic World War II movies. Pilots fly in close to Germany's industrial terrain during a bombing raid or emerge from the fog and cloud cover over London to engage the enemy. Up to 16 players online can engage over Xbox Live® online game service in head-to-head dogfights or cooperative team play between squadrons in 10 additional missions.

    Blazing Angels Squadrons of WWII for Xbox 360 will feature significant visual and sound enhancements that will take advantage of the powerful audio and graphical capabilities of Xbox 360's platform. Stunning graphics and improved sound will completely immerse the player in a cinematic experience as fights in epic air battles of World War II including:
    • Enhanced 3D plane models: Highly detailed and authentic-looking planes make intensive use of environmental lighting and dynamic imagery.


    • New improved and enlarged textures provide more detail for both planes and terrain: Players will see sun glare on their cockpits, light shafts streaking through clouds and detailed shadows on the environment. Cities, buildings and facilities have also been enhanced to take full advantage of advanced lighting effects and shading to create an intense, realistic atmosphere for cities and military bases.


    • More realistic battle damage: Bullets hit planes and smoke dynamically streams from cannons and engines. Battle damage from bullets, bombs and downed planes is visible and persistent on both terrain and buildings.


    • Dramatic presentation: Visual perception filtering will be enhanced including extended burn effects and motion blur to create even more drama. Intense shockwaves from explosions fill the sky with debris using dynamic lighting and particle effects made possible by Xbox 360's system.


    • Enhanced sound effects: Perception filtering enhances the player's immersion. Sound treatment is actively managed in accordance to what the player does. Sound varies depending on the scene in order to create a more immersive, cinematic and dramatic atmosphere around the player.
    For more information and updates, please visit www.blazing-angels.com.

    Contributed by Sciere (233783) on Apr 20, 2006.

Press release (18th May 2005):
    UBISOFT PRESENTS:

    BLAZING ANGELS: SQUADRONS OF WW II

    Xbox®

    Product Description

    Experience the most gripping and famous battles of WWII through the eyes of a squadron commander and ace fighter pilot. From the battle for England, the attack on Pearl Harbor, to the bombing of Berlin, your pilot skills will create WWII history. Conquer the skies of Western Europe, North Africa, and the Pacific and bring your squadron back alive.

    Key Features
    • WWII's most epic and famous air battles.
      Experience the greatest air battles of World War II in famous locations from across the globe. Whether it's the invasion of the Philippines, the fierce fighting for the desserts of North Africa, or the battle of Britain, the player and his squadron will be tasked with turning the tide of war.

    • Innovative squadron-based gameplay.
      AI-controlled wingmen will obey player commands. As the pilot's skills improve, so will the skills of his squadron. The pilot's heroism and leadership will grow during the course of the campaign as players fly with their squadron and evolve together into an ace fighting force.

    • A large variety of realistic-looking WWII aircraft.
      Pilot 40 authentic WWII aircraft including the famous P-51 Mustang, the P-38 Lightning, the B-17 Flying Fortress, the Luftwaffe's Messerschmitt, the Spitfire of Britain and the Japanese Zero. From the wing rivets, to the nose art, to the detailed cockpits, these planes are just like the real thing.

    • Twenty heart-stopping missions in a compelling storyline.
      Pilots will begin as untrained recruits and evolve through battle experience into ace combat pilots. WWII missions will take place around the globe in places like England, Germany, France, Morocco, Midway and Okinawa.

    • Authentic WWII atmosphere.
      Fly in close to Germany's industrial terrain for a bombing raid, strafe the islands of the pacific, or emerge from the cloud cover over London and engage the enemy. The environment looks so real you'll feel like you're the pilot in a famous WWII movie.

    • Planes are easy to handle and fun to fly.
      No need to attend the Air Force Academy to pilot these planes; players can jump right into air combat action.

    • Xbox Live™ for up to 20 players online.
      Engage in head-to-head dogfights or cooperative team play between squadrons on huge maps with large formations.
    Product Specifications:
    Publisher
    : Ubisoft
    Developer: Ubisoft, Romania
    Ship Date: Q3
    Category: Arcade Simulation
    Rating: RP

    Contributed by Sciere (233783) on Apr 20, 2006.

Back of Case - Xbox/Xbox 360 (US):

    THEY FLEW LIKE EAGLES.
    THEY FOUGHT LIKE LIONS.

    INTENSE MULTIPLAYER DOGFIGHTS

    Feel like a pilot in a great WWII movie! Fight WWII's most epic and action-packed air battles from Western Europe to the Pacific.

    Take to the skies in 42 stunningly detailed aircraft, including the Mustang, Spitfire, Zero, and more.

    Dogfight with up to 16 other pilots online, or join forces for cooperative team play.

    Contributed by Sciere (233783) on Apr 20, 2006.