Battlestations: Pacificâ˘, Eidos Interactive’s sequel to 2007’s
hugely underrated Battlestations: Midwayâ˘ has finally been given a release date. The RTS/Action hybrid was expected earlier in the year but has now been confirmed for an early May release. Accompanying this news is a new “State of War” trailer, check it out after the jump.
The trailer begins with some old war reel footage, but quickly switches to gameplay footage to show off the vastly improved graphics and much improved damage system.
This title boasts over 100 sea, air and undersea units, continuation of the story from the first game, beginning after the final mission of the previous: The battle of Midway. Now players have the chance to rewrite history. Pacific gives you the opportunity to play the campaign from the Japanese perspective, relying on real recovered invasion and battle plans from Japanese fleets that never came to fruition thanks to the American’s victory at Midway.
Also news of huge improvements to the still played multiplayer section have been released:
Battlestations: Pacificâ˘ takes the battle online with a massively enhanced multiplayer experience, offering five new and innovative co-op and team-based modes for up to eight players. âSiegeâ and âDuelâ offer an all-out action experience, allowing players to control a selection of war machines as each side battles to turn the tide of war; joining forces for âCompetitiveâ, players compete side-by-side against the opposing AI forces; âEscortâ allows for a mix of action and strategy, with players escorting or attacking a key naval unit as it heads to its destination; and âIsland Captureâ offers a compelling strategic experience, with players not only battling for supremacy of the seas, but capturing and controlling the island archipelago.
âWith over 100 authentic air, sea and undersea units, a compelling mix of action and strategy and an extensive multiplayer game, Battlestations: Pacificâ˘ lets players participate in the Pacific conflict like no other game before it,â said Lee Singleton, General Manager of Eidos Game Studios. âWith direct control over fighters, bombers, kamikaze planes, destroyers, aircraft carriers, submarines and many more, including powerful prototype units, they will experience a level of immersion that truly brings the conflict to life.â
Battlestations: Pacificâ˘ is set to release in North America on May 12th and May 15th across Europe and Australia.
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