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Apache Air Assault announced

Apache Air Assault announced

Activision gives us the opportunity to pilot the famous attack helicopter with Apache: Air Assault, this Autumn on PS3 and Xbox 360. From the developers of Wings of Prey, Gaijin Entertainment, the game offers you to fight evil terrorists in Africa, Middle East and Central America through 16 missions. It will also feature a local coop mode and a multiplayer mode.

Press Release:


LONDON, UK – 15TH JULY, 2010 – Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that Apache: Air Assault will be released this autumn for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. From acclaimed flight sim developer Gaijin Entertainment comes its first helicopter combat game, where players control a variety of lethal Apache attack helicopters outfitted with cutting-edge military weaponry. The goal in Apache: Air Assault is to prevent terrorist attacks by raining down destruction from above in the world’s most volatile warzones.

Apache: Air Assault features more than 16 multi-stage missions involving air and ground strike operations off the coast of Africa, the mountains of the Middle East and the jungles of Central America, each meticulously created using high resolution map data from real-world satellite photography. Apache helicopters are some of the most sophisticated combat aircraft on the planet - the player gets to fly multiple variations of them, each with their own extreme firepower and highly-detailed damage modelling.

“No games on next-gen consoles have been dedicated to helicopter combat simulation, but that is about to change this autumn”, said David Oxford, Activision Publishing. “Apache: Air Assault offers fun for diehard military enthusiasts and flight sim fans as well as gamers who just want to blow stuff up.”

The game can be played based on the player’s tastes - Arcade Mode allows players to easily pick up the controls and jump right into the combat. The Realistic mode showcases the real depth of the title, where the dedication to realism and precision shines through. The local Co-op Campaign Mode lets two players team up in the same Apache with one as the pilot and the other as the co-pilot in a joint effort for a truly authentic combat flight experience. For those that want to go even further, Apache: Air Assault includes competitive online multiplayer matches such as Team Deathmatch, Ground Attack, Capture the LZ, and Ground Strike.

Apache: Air Assault will be available this autumn. The game is not yet PEGI rated. For more information, visit www.activision.com.

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Commented on 2010-07-16 12:51:33
Seems interesting. Although it would have been better if they added different aircraft like the AC130, Stealth Bomber, A-10's, F-16's, etc. Can't wait for a trailer.
Commented on 2010-07-16 13:11:51
But this is the biggest question...

Are any of these helicopters any better than the awesome Airwolf? :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCXbvRrz7Uo
I love this theme SO MUCH especially the first few seconds how it begins!

So we got A-Team as a new generation movie now all we need is Airwolf!
Commented on 2010-07-16 13:17:02
Awesome , cant wait to play new heli "sim" but...Gunship 2000 ftw :D
Commented on 2010-07-16 13:32:18 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
But this is the biggest question...

Are any of these helicopters any better than the awesome Airwolf? :P
Since Airwolf is a Bell 222 painted black i'd say the Apache wins ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMN87YoFaug
Commented on 2010-07-16 13:42:48
Could this be a nice sequel to good old Soviet Strike for the PS1?
Commented on 2010-07-16 13:54:36 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
Since Airwolf is a Bell 222 painted black i'd say the Apache wins ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMN87YoFaug
LOL
Commented on 2010-07-16 13:55:43
No "jane's" labe, it's going to be a arcade mess.
Commented on 2010-07-16 14:46:15
dear god, i understand the bad and generic textures/graphics for the ground but atleast make the helicopters look HD
Commented on 2010-07-16 15:00:38
Holy Hell! When was the last time we saw a helicopter combat game? Cant wait for this one!
Commented on 2010-07-16 15:19:40 In reply to thextreme1
Posted by thextreme1
Holy Hell! When was the last time we saw a helicopter combat game? Cant wait for this one!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs-b6uZ2sOE&feature=related

Ironically, it looks way better. : (
Commented on 2010-07-16 16:33:49 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
But this is the biggest question...

Are any of these helicopters any better than the awesome Airwolf? :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCXbvRrz7Uo
I love this theme SO MUCH especially the first few seconds how it begins!

So we got A-Team as a new generation movie now all we need is Airwolf!
You're def my generation sath. You know about air wolf :)
Commented on 2010-07-16 16:47:50 In reply to Optimusv2
Posted by Optimusv2
You're def my generation sath. You know about air wolf :)
LOL I was born in 1985, I am definitely old school :P

Airwolf was my favorite show unlike Knight Rider, Hulk, A-Team. Everytime the main theme plays I get hyped..."git to da choppah!!!" ;)
Commented on 2010-07-16 17:29:36
If the "realistic mode" is really what they say, i'm in.
Commented on 2010-07-16 17:47:03
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYsmKoPEqGMlook at the Semi, now to me, now to the... Look! the truck is now a Heli.
Commented on 2010-07-16 17:51:27 In reply to java4ever
Posted by java4ever
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs-b6uZ2sOE&feature=related

Ironically, it looks way better. : (
Am i understanding you right if i assume that you mean 3dmark 2000 looks better than this? In that case you need to go get a new pair of glasses buddy.

For this type of game it looks pretty good. You have to consider that a lot of resources go to the environment here, and you can't really use occlusion like in games where you are in the environment in the same way so...yeah, i think it looks alright.
Commented on 2010-07-16 19:49:20 In reply to GeRaLTo
Posted by GeRaLTo
Awesome , cant wait to play new heli "sim" but...Gunship 2000 ftw :D
go play dc black shark http://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/ thats a nice heli sim but its for the pc.
Commented on 2010-07-16 20:33:07 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
LOL I was born in 1985, I am definitely old school :P
This statement made me feel like pre-old skool playa lol. Seriously....
Posted by olek
go play dc black shark http://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/ thats a nice heli sim but its for the pc.
It looks great indeed but unfortunately I have less time to play nowadays so no PC games at all... thanks for sharing tho xD
Commented on 2010-07-16 21:00:01 In reply to GeRaLTo
Posted by GeRaLTo
This statement made me feel like pre-old skool playa lol. Seriously....
Rough childhood? :P
Commented on 2010-07-16 22:08:50 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
Rough childhood? :P
Sort of....but at least dope was pure back then lol
Commented on 2010-07-16 23:15:26 In reply to GeRaLTo
Posted by GeRaLTo
Sort of....but at least dope was pure back then lol
LOL
Commented on 2010-07-17 01:48:34
Kids this days....
Commented on 2010-07-17 07:02:58 In reply to IRAIPT0IR
Posted by IRAIPT0IR
Kids this days....
Yep, they should start appreciating how it all started, spoiled little monkeys :P
Commented on 2010-07-17 17:47:02
If they fly like the Helo's in Desert Combat count me in!
Commented on 2010-07-17 18:02:10
Remember the days when games like this were plenty, anyone remember Extreme Assault?
If they would sneak in Airwolf and the copter from Reign of Fire it would rock.
Commented on 2010-07-17 23:06:31 In reply to SangHee
Posted by SangHee
Remember the days when games like this were plenty, anyone remember Extreme Assault?
Hell, there were so many they gave'em with G. Cards (Voodoo Banshee) ... Incoming.

(Not a heli game, but had one part)
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