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Ubisoft Announces New Il-2 Sturmovik Title

by on January 18, 2011

If you enjoyed the first Il-2 Sturmovik game then good news for you today. Ubisoft have announced a sequel to the World War II fighter pilot simulator. Developed by 1C: Maddox Games, the game is to be titled Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover. It will be released on 25th March 2011 for PC and will be available for purchase via both retail and digital channels.

Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover takes place in 1940 during the pivotal aerial battle for the skies over Britain between the British, the German and the Italian air forces.

Along with the release date, Ubisoft have also given details of some new features for this highly acclaimed title as well as a collectors edition. If you want to know more then we suggest reading on!

New aircraft: Incredibly detailed true-to-life modeling of aircraft systems based on thousands of hours of dedicated research. Every single aircraft component can be damaged for realistic and immensely satisfying results.

Flyable aircraft – Over a dozen famous and highly detailed English, German and Italian aircraft available, with all crew positions open to players. All flyable aircraft have been painstakingly researched, resulting in incredibly accurate cockpit interiors.

Non-flyable aircraft –13 additional AI-controlled aircraft are also available, created with the same attention to historical accuracy, for an even more varied and immersive combat environment.

Immersive game modes:

Exciting Single-Player Campaign – The campaign thrusts the player into the middle of the battle. The player will join the British Air Force to fight the German forces and renegade pilots on his own side.

Massive multiplayer – Customizable modes range from simple deathmatch-style free-for-alls to epic, ongoing 128 player battles that can last hours, days, weeks, or even longer.

Interactive training – Comprehensive interactive training for new players – fly a real WWII trainer plane with a computer controlled instructor through a series of training missions.

Brand new setting – The battle will take place on a large area spanning London and southern England in the north, to Northern France and Belgium in the south. The huge map will contain thousands of historical cities, towns, roads, airfields, radar stations, ports, and industrial areas – all located exactly where they were in 1940.

New 3D engine – Latest-gen graphics engine with DX10 and DX11 API support. Huge variety of photorealistic ground vehicles, buildings and other environmental elements recreate minute details of 1940s Europe.

Customizable difficulty – Dozens of realism options allow newcomers to the franchise to reduce the difficulty and focus on the fun while learning the ropes of being a pilot.

Ubisoft also announced that IL-2 STURMOVIK™: Cliffs of Dover will be available in a special Collector’s Edition, along-side the standalone version exclusively at Ubishop in the UK.

This Collector’s Edition features the following collection of exclusive pilot material assets in a premium packaging:

–       The Windows PC version of  IL-2 STURMOVIK™: Cliffs of Dover.

–       A cloth pilot escape map showing The Battle of Britain strategic locations.

–       A replica of the Pilot’s Notes on the Spitfire I Aeroplane, provided to RAF pilots during The Battle of Britain and reprinted from the RAF Museum original document.

–       An in-depth 150-page ring binder pilot instructions.

If you want more details about the game or you’re interested in purchasing it then head on over the Ubishop and get ready to fight for the freedom of Blighty!