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Konami announces Birds of Steel

Submitted by on Thursday, 26 May 2011One Comment

If you’ve ever quietly wondered what it would be like to fly a P-51 Mustang during WWII, Birds of Steel is probably your best and quite frankly only chance to strap into the cockpit.

The strictly WWII era flight combat game is not scheduled to release until 2012 but do not despair dear gamers because we’ve got the debut trailer and other media-type goodies for you to enjoy.

“For far too long, first-person shooter fans have been tied to the foot soldier point of view, but we aim to bring the seat-of-their-pants skill and daring of dogfighting and aerial combat to a wider audience. said . Birds of Steel pushes the throttle of realism by giving fans what they’ve been missing when it comes to co-operative online gameplay, incredibly realistic visuals and game dynamics, while spanning the entirety of the war’s air campaigns.” – Martin Schneider, General Manager, Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH

In Birds of Steel players will have the opportunity to pilot over 100 historical planes as they choose to fight for either the American, Japanese or Axis forces during the second ‘war to end all wars’.

Developer Gaijin Entertainment is paying close attention to historical accuracy for their game as 20 authentic missions are represented to go along with an amassment of fictitious assignments. Individual dogfights will have prospective pilots circling the globe doing battle amidst the unique theaters of World War II.

Online gameplay is a key component of the Birds of Steel game design. Competitively, players can take to the skies for a classic team death-match style affair, partake in a airfield raid or battle for top gun via tournament play. Additionally cooperative gameplay will be available for player matches as well as the missions themselves.

We don’t have a release date for this one, only a release year so that gives us plenty of time to wait for Birds of Steel but do the trailer and screenshots pique your interest?