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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]

Game: Damage Inc. Pacific Squadron WWII

Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

MSRP: $49.99

Rule the Air, Win the Day!

Man up, suit up and defend your country in one of over 30 legendary aircraft as you battle your way through the WWII Pacific Theatre.  Fight your way through intense air-to-air, air-to-ship, and air-to-ground combat while piloting dive bombers, fighters, and torpedo bombers over visually striking, historically accurate locations.

From the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor to the fierce Battle of Iwo Jima, outmaneuver your foes through more than 20 multi-objective single-player and co-op missions, or engage in head-to-head dogfights.  Whether flying alone, alongside, or against your teammates, use your aerial arsenal to devastate the enemy and dominate the air.

  • Beautifully rendered aircraft, islands, and battle scenes
  • Distinctive multiplayer flight combat gaming experiences
  • Flight Stick controller-compatible for truly immersive gameplay
  • 12+ hours of campaign missions

Game Specifications:

  • Single-Player Story Mode
  • Online Multiplayer for 2-8 Gamers
  • Online Co-op for 2-4 Gamers
  • Flight Stick Compatible
  • Voice Chat Compatible
  • HDTV 720p/1080i/1080p

·         Multiplayer Head-to-Head and Co-op Modes

Pit your flight combat skills against online bandits in multiplayer dogfights featuring support for up to eight concurrent players.

o    Dogfight

In this classic deathmatch mode, players test their abilities against up to seven other competitors. Tasking each individual flying skill, players must survive with wits alone by choosing the right time and position from which to strike.  With a host of modifiers, you can customize your games to create a level of challenge that matches your skill level.

o    Team Dogfight

Split into teams to see who can win this battle in the skies.

o    Survivor

All players begin with a set number of lives and then fight until only one remains.  Players need the all-round skills to be the last man standing over a number of rounds.

o    Team Survivor

Teams of players work together to eliminate the other team.  All players begin with a set number of lives, and the last team with lives remaining is the victor.

o    Scratch One Flattop

Two teams battle to sink each other’s aircraft carriers in this epic aerial battle.  Use dive bombers and torpedo bombers to attack the enemy’s carrier with cover and support from your fighter wing.

·         Pacific AV8R™ FlightStick™

Damage Inc. is compatible with all Saitek Flight Stick controllers, including the Pacific AV8R FlightStick - - styled after WWII combat aircraft.

The Pacific AV8R FlightStick features a soft-touch rubber finish for lasting comfort during extended missions, and with a grip similar to those found in historic military planes, the precise controls required to conquer the enemy and rule the skies is in your hands.

·         Historical Accuracy

From the onset of the game’s design and story process, we placed a great deal of emphasis on coupling authenticity with historical accuracy.  Through extensive conversations with historians from the USS Midway, we tried to recreate graphical details of each campaign area and all battlefields.  In addition, the missions blend historical accuracy with the excitement of piloting fighters, torpedo planes, and dive bombers during that period.
·         Damage Inc Collector’s Edition

The Collector’s Edition is our special bundle for the gamer that wants true immersion into the game.  Consisting of the game, the Pacific AV8R FlightStick , a special DLC plane and a stylized WWII-era sticker sheet to customize your stick, the Collector’s Edition lets you experience the ultimate thrill as a WWII fighter pilot and promotes the sensation of true flight.

Q & A

Q: What planes are in the game?

A:  The game includes 68 variations of 32 unique aircraft. Players unlock upgraded versions of each aircraft as the war unfolded before them, on both the American and Japanese sides; this provides the feeling of technological advancement from 1941 to 1945 as well as increased difficulty shooting down enemy planes as they become more agile and better armored. Variations of planes include: P-51 Mustang (A, B & D), P-38 Lightning (D, F & L), F6F Hellcat (3, 5 & 5N), and the Japanese Zero (A6M, A6M2, A6M2-N & A6M-8).  Every single one of the 32 aircraft comes in different and highly realistic variations.

Q: What are Sim and Arcade Modes?

A:  Perfect for pick-up-and-play gaming, Arcade mode simplifies the control scheme and gets inexperienced players right into the action. Once you master the basics, switch over to Sim mode to gain more precise control over each aircraft.  Sim mode is the best choice when gaming with the AV8R FlightStick .

Q: How many missions are in the game?

A:  The game features more than 20 missions consisting of hundreds of objectives in 11 different campaign areas.  As an added bonus, every mission includes hidden awards for gamers to discover.  The game also boasts a full-featured award system with support for Xbox 360 Achievements and PS3 Trophies.

Q: What are Warspeed and Reflex Mode?

A:  Warspeed is an in-game function that allows you to boost your speed when moving from one objective to another, keeping the gameplay experience fast-paced and action packed.  Reflex mode is an in-game function that allows you to slow time in critical situations, providing a slow-motion effect which helps you complete complex objectives.