TRAILER | X360, PS3 Wednesday, June 17, 2009 | 8:11 PM

Trailer of Il-2 Sturmovik

Trailer of Il-2 Sturmovik

505 Games and Gaijin Software put together a new trailer for IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey, which is planned to be released at the end of this year.
Update: The video aspect ratio has been fixed.

505 Games fact sheet:
Gaijin Software's WWII flight sim shooter is based around large-scale aerial combat over the ground-based military operations of World War II. Players participate in the war’s most famous confrontations piloting fighters and heavy bombers across a range of varied missions. There are five seats of war to engage in – The Battle of Britain, Stalingrad, Berlin, Sicily and Korsun – representing the main airborne battles of World War II in Europe.

505 Games will publish IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds Of Prey on the 1C Label for PS3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS and PSP in late 2009.

Trailer
Download: WMV | MP4 | AVI

All comments

Commented on 2009-06-17 20:54:51
Captures really well the beauty of a traditional simulator.
Commented on 2009-06-17 21:03:21
Looks quite promising. Wait & see game for now.
Commented on 2009-06-17 21:26:50
Looks amazing.. wasn't privileged enough to play the first one but I heard that it's considered one of the best flight sims/fighter games out there...
Commented on 2009-06-17 22:48:08
Used to watch my bro play this series on PC, with his fancy flight stick, it was some se-ri-as businessss... looked impossibly hard but unbelievably rewarding when you take someone down
Commented on 2009-06-17 23:17:22
Still playing IL-2 Sturmovik 1946 ;)
IMO best ww2 planes experience.
Commented on 2009-06-18 00:45:36
wow, also a really good looking game. the ground details are nice. looks realistic
Commented on 2009-06-18 01:07:17
OMG!!!! I've been waiting for this for a while.

IL2 has always had the best flight model of any WW2 or of any other simulator for that matter.

I hope the online support is pretty good.

Man it looks fantastic. If only someone would do a modern day flight simulator on consoles, hehe.
Commented on 2009-06-18 01:13:44
Looks great. I wonder if their will be a flight stick for it or if the Ace Combat one will work?
Commented on 2009-06-18 01:54:28
Hopefully there is a demo, otherwise I don't think I'll bite.
Commented on 2009-06-18 08:38:51 In reply to Acert93
Posted by Acert93
Looks great. I wonder if their will be a flight stick for it or if the Ace Combat one will work?
I seriously hope that, i just cant imagine playing this beauty on a standard controller, that wouldn't do the simulation any justice....
Commented on 2009-06-18 09:14:46 In reply to toelessfoot
Posted by toelessfoot
OMG!!!! I've been waiting for this for a while.

IL2 has always had the best flight model of any WW2 or of any other simulator for that matter.

I hope the online support is pretty good.

Man it looks fantastic. If only someone would do a modern day flight simulator on consoles, hehe.
Modern day flight is actually dead boring if done in a realistic way because the majority of fighting is done with beyond visual range missiles, WW2 was great because all the battles were at such close quarters and you had to have the skill to get direct line of sight with your machine guns.

Modern planes are only fun if you make it a bit unrealistic, like Ace Combat, IMO.
Commented on 2009-06-18 09:47:04
So its already confirmed that this game will be running in less than 720p(by the size of the video)? I'll buy it anyways, just seems odd that they would release a video that size.
Commented on 2009-06-18 09:50:07
wow, great gfx
Commented on 2009-06-18 10:02:17
Love that it's coming out for DS. What's it going to be like there, clicking on planes with the stylus to shoot them down? ;)
Commented on 2009-06-18 11:22:08 In reply to thextreme1
Posted by thextreme1
So its already confirmed that this game will be running in less than 720p(by the size of the video)? I'll buy it anyways, just seems odd that they would release a video that size.
Actually, it looks like a rip from dvd-video which could be a part of the press kit. Hence, wrong aspect ratio in the earlier version.
Commented on 2009-06-18 13:22:13 In reply to munkini
Ah nice I love the Stuka.
Ground environments look really good from far away which, to be honest, means nothing since most air combat games share that characteristic and in the end from close up it looks well… functional…
Posted by munkini
Modern day flight is actually dead boring if done in a realistic way because the majority of fighting is done with beyond visual range missiles, WW2 was great because all the battles were at such close quarters and you had to have the skill to get direct line of sight with your machine guns.

Modern planes are only fun if you make it a bit unrealistic, like Ace Combat, IMO.
These are exactly my thoughts. And if “realistic” means that you have to use the systems the way they are meant to be used then it is even impossible on consoles due to the limit of buttons… hell look at the Flight Simulator series e.g. the VRS F-18 Hornet for FS2004 and you know what I’m talking about.
By the way that’s the most realistic display of a modern fighter jet at the moment.
Commented on 2009-06-18 13:27:29 In reply to thextreme1
Posted by thextreme1
So its already confirmed that this game will be running in less than 720p(by the size of the video)? I'll buy it anyways, just seems odd that they would release a video that size.
Absolutely not, many European PR people don't understand the glory of 720p. For example EA Europe put online most of their stuff in 640x360, and obviously their games aren't in that res.
Commented on 2009-06-18 17:48:18 In reply to munkini
Posted by munkini
Modern day flight is actually dead boring if done in a realistic way because the majority of fighting is done with beyond visual range missiles, WW2 was great because all the battles were at such close quarters and you had to have the skill to get direct line of sight with your machine guns.

Modern planes are only fun if you make it a bit unrealistic, like Ace Combat, IMO.
Yeah, in your opinion. To me using radar, interacting with realistic physics, having to plan a mission, selecting specific weapons for a task and having to conserve ammo add to immersion and that's what I like. I realize that i'm in the minority and there is a considerable barrier to entry for the uninitiated, but if you have a natural interest and put in the work it's infinitely more rewarding in the end.
Commented on 2009-06-18 18:54:56
What a slap in the fucking face. Every platform apart from the PC... the nintendo DS for crying out loud. I've bought every flight simulator for as long as I can remember, I have all the gadgets, head tracking, high end flight stick, rudder pedals, none of which I'll be able to use when I buy this cracking looking title for my 360. Sssssigh..... why cant microsoft just allow pc devices to be used on the 360, oh thats right because they like to bleed every penny out os us for overpriced low quality peripherals.

I will be buying it regardless though :) and I think it's a good thing that the consoles are getting a flight simulator of this caliber as it will no doubt introduce a whole new audience to the joy of iL2 and flight sims in general.

Just hurry up with the decent flight sticks and head tracking already MS.
Commented on 2009-06-19 04:36:40 In reply to bramski
Posted by bramski
What a slap in the fucking face. Every platform apart from the PC... the nintendo DS for crying out loud. I've bought every flight simulator for as long as I can remember, I have all the gadgets, head tracking, high end flight stick, rudder pedals, none of which I'll be able to use when I buy this cracking looking title for my 360. Sssssigh..... why cant microsoft just allow pc devices to be used on the 360, oh thats right because they like to bleed every penny out os us for overpriced low quality peripherals.

I will be buying it regardless though :) and I think it's a good thing that the consoles are getting a flight simulator of this caliber as it will no doubt introduce a whole new audience to the joy of iL2 and flight sims in general.

Just hurry up with the decent flight sticks and head tracking already MS.
Its not a slap in the face for pc owners, this game is intended purely for the console market, plain and simply. There's nothing in this game that hasn't really been done in the pc line of games of IL-2. This isn't even being made by Oleg's team (the guy who created the IL-2 series), wait for his game which will be pc only, and should take every advantage of the platform, including your beloved flight sticks ;)
Commented on 2009-06-19 21:29:22
Im so proud that it made in russia. Played it more than 1000 hours. Still have all addons. Now can land any tipe of plain on 50 m. pad. One of the best games I playd ever. Hope that Birds Of Pray will not be a stupid arcade like all 'flyght sims' on consoles.
Commented on 2009-06-20 13:03:22
shogo, Im well aware of the developments regarding this title and Olegs long long LONG awaited new title for the PC. I'm just saying I would have been happy with even a shitty port of this title to the PC :D

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