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505 Games will be bringing IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey to next-generation consoles next year, a welcomed entrance for the series. The game will be released on Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS and the PSP, and the console development will be made by Gaijin Entertainment. First images inside, though it's unsure if they are from the PC version or not.

505 Games press release:
Milton Keynes, England - 505 Games will be bringing 1C Publishing’s IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey to the console market for the first time. Developed by Gaijin Entertainment for Xbox 360 and PS3, DiP Interactive for Nintendo DS and DYNAMICSYSTEMS for PSP, the game takes place during the greatest aerial battles of all time (discounting Pterosaurs) and boasts the most realistic landscapes and aircraft seen in any flight sim. IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey will be published by 505 Games under the 1C Label and is due for a 2009 release.

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 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, battle planes or heavy bombers across a range of thrilling 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.

As well as advanced environmental visuals enriching the game play, IL-2 also boasts an all new damage effects engine. Players can see real time damage to the aircraft such as holes in the wings and trail lines during dog fights. Hundreds of airplanes taking part in air battles is a distinguishing feature of IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey and the unique environmental engine also produces highly detailed, realistic landscapes that allows players to see a brand new simulation of ground support actions.

Features
• Authentic World War II atmosphere
• Engage in more than 50 thrilling missions from famous historical battles over Eastern and Western Europe and fly historically accurate aircraft
• Completely flexible difficulty level system: from arcade to realistic simulation
• Thrilling multiplayer mode support customisation – from the colour scheme of your plane to your choice of weapons.
• Cutting edge, highly-detailed visuals, realistic sound and original music from Jeremy Soule (composer of Company of Heroes, Dungeon Siege, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Guild Wars, Neverwinter Nights, Prey, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Total Annihilation, Unreal II, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War, and many more.)

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

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Isomac
Isomac
Commented on 2008-06-14 12:19:24
These games are fun on the PC. Great to see that consoles gets these too.
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MagnitkO
MagnitkO
Commented on 2008-06-14 12:24:18
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barnard666
barnard666
Commented on 2008-06-14 13:01:13
that looks amazing
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mt_sabao
mt_sabao
Commented on 2008-06-14 13:09:52
wow, easy on the aliasing on pic 1, 2 & 4!
but in any case, i played this a long time ago on the PC, will be fun for sure
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Ishigami
Ishigami
Commented on 2008-06-14 13:27:19
Looking good.
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bangalter
bangalter
Commented on 2008-06-14 13:28:58
looks amazing, I missed it on the pc so I'll be picking this up.
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Cheboury
Cheboury
Commented on 2008-06-14 15:28:38
This studio must have a lot of time to waste and money enough to spend on this genre! These type games don't do too well on consoles. And from the looks of this... it won't make it past the bargain bin.
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Bryanrj
Bryanrj
Commented on 2008-06-14 15:47:49
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Ishigami
Ishigami
Commented on 2008-06-14 16:08:35 In reply to Cheboury
Posted by Cheboury
These type games don't do too well on consoles. And from the looks of this... it won't make it past the bargain bin.
Ace Combat is one of “these type of game” and it is outselling any PC simulator easily.
I don’t like Blazing Angels but who says that this game is following its steps?
Technology wise there is nothing wrong with this game, it all stays or falls with its controls, presentation, mission design and handling and you can’t judge these at this point.
You are not even trying to give it a chance.
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toelessfoot
toelessfoot
Commented on 2008-06-14 17:35:09
I loved these games on PC so I'm pretty damn exited about this.
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Ted_Stryker
Ted_Stryker
Commented on 2008-06-14 17:36:07 In reply to Cheboury
Posted by Cheboury
This studio must have a lot of time to waste and money enough to spend on this genre! These type games don't do too well on consoles. And from the looks of this... it won't make it past the bargain bin.
Released on PC in 2004 (if i'm not mistaken) IL-2 still remains THE BEST WW2-plane sim, but that's mostly because the guys from Maddox studio and 1C (distributor, both are from Moscow) almost don't have any competitors in this segment of vg market. About Gaijin... i don't know, the guys never released anything worthy in my opinion. Fortunatelly, their only job is to port the game to 360
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Ted_Stryker
Ted_Stryker
Commented on 2008-06-14 17:40:37 In reply to Ishigami
Posted by Ishigami
Ace Combat is one of “these type of game” and it is outselling any PC simulator easily.
I don’t like Blazing Angels but who says that this game is following its steps?
Technology wise there is nothing wrong with this game, it all stays or falls with its controls, presentation, mission design and handling and you can’t judge these at this point.
You are not even trying to give it a chance.
And no, IL-2 doesn't follow any of these games' steps, it is a pure, serious and quite difficult simulator
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Jigen
Jigen
Commented on 2008-06-14 21:25:40
"though it's unsure if they are from the PC version or not." There is no PC version of this game, and the game looks pretty different from the PC versions of the game.

The other good news is you will be able to play with the full simulation on 360 and PS3. The DS version is being made by yet another (different) team.
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LEBATO - IS WRONG
LEBATO
Commented on 2008-06-14 21:49:45
I have the PC version with the whole collection, and I can see it happening, a noobified version will be the console version.

Graphics look pathetic, they didn't bother to add AA for the console versions I see.
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Jigen
Jigen
Commented on 2008-06-14 21:55:11 In reply to LEBATO
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I have the PC version with the whole collection, and I can see it happening, a noobified version will be the console version.

Graphics look pathetic, they didn't bother to add AA for the console versions I see.
Did you read what I just wrote, or are you a fucking idiot? The console version will have the full simulation mechanics, according to Teamxbox, IGN, and a bunch of other sites that did previews.

Watch the video posted above as well, the game looks WAY better than the PC version. They're using the new engine maddox is developing (and isn't on PC yet).
Seba501
Seba501
Commented on 2008-06-14 23:04:01 In reply to MagnitkO
My fucking god of war, looks amazing.

It will be mine for sure
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Acert93 - Mr. Bad Cop
Acert93
Commented on 2008-06-15 08:22:24
I got my eye on this... I love ol' skool dog fighting.
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toelessfoot
toelessfoot
Commented on 2008-06-15 10:31:13 In reply to LEBATO
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I have the PC version with the whole collection, and I can see it happening, a noobified version will be the console version.

Graphics look pathetic, they didn't bother to add AA for the console versions I see.
It looks ten times better than the old PC versions and it'll have the full flight model so shut your face.
hotkirby
hotkirby
Commented on 2008-06-15 21:58:38
i would play this type of games if the simulation was so accurate that if i finished the game i could fly/ride/shoot in real life...
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munkieNS
munkieNS
Commented on 2008-06-16 15:14:22
Enough with the AA guys, these are screenshots, this happens all the time. Most games end up with AA anyway and it doesn't show in the screenshots.
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CEZARR
CEZARR
Commented on 2008-06-16 16:50:09
Thats the best aviasimulator ever!!! Hardcore realism! I cant believe that they make a console version!!! Real great
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