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

MOSCOW, Russia August 1, 2014 1? Game Studios and the Russian Military Historical Society are excited to announce that the Early Access program for ILYA MUROMETS , a new flight sim from the creators of IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad, starts today. 

The official ILYA MUROMETS web site has been launched and is available at It contains all the latest assets including screenshots and game trailer.

The ILYA MUROMETS early access version will be available for purchase and download at the official web site for the price of $19.99 USD starting from August 1 st, the day when Germany declared war on Russia and the Russian Empire entered World War I.

ILYA MUROMETS covers the events of the air war on the Eastern Front during World War I and features the gigantic and legendary four-engine bomber of the Imperial Russian Air Force. This plane became the first large bomber in the history of aerial warfare and is the forefather of the multi-engine long-range strategic aviation of later conflicts.

ILYA MUROMETS will feature several additional fighter planes and attack planes from Russia, Germany and Austro-Hungary. A map covering a portion of the Eastern Front (territory of modern day Ukraine) will be included in the game. This was an active theatre for the Ilya Muromets during the war where several famous missions took place. The game will include a set of challenging single-player mission scenarios along with a quick mission builder and multiplayer capability.

The game is scheduled to be released in October 2014.