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Eidos Recreates History w/ Battlestations: Midway

Eidos today announced that it will publish Battlestations: Midway on the Xbox 360 and the PC. Scheduled for release in fall 2006, both formats have been specifically and exclusively selected to ensure that players are fully immersed in the massive action worlds of these historic large-scale sea battles whilst taking advantage of next generation technology and the online experience.

Battlestations: Midway blends intense 3rd-person action with epic, large-scale naval combat and brings to life the great Pacific battles of World War II. From the chaos of Pearl Harbor, through the Philippines, Java and the Coral Sea all the way to the epic Battle of Midway. Players can relive classic battles with realistic locations and accurate historical detail and take part in huge multi-unit online battles with up to eight players controlling over 60 units.

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Innovative gameplay lets players take direct control of over 60 different warships, planes and submarines, many of which are based on actual historical vehicles, from a 3rd-person perspective. Players can instantly switch between and control every vehicle in the battle experiencing combat from multiple perspectives and playing multiple roles including a pilot, a gunner, a submarine captain and a carrier fleet commander.

“Battlestations Midway delivers a massive action game that will appeal to mainstream and war game fans alike, “said David Bamberger, US Marketing Manager, Eidos. “Reflecting the pioneering tactics of the famed Pacific war, gamers will engage in innovative air, sea, and undersea tactics. Couple this with online multi-player gameplay and cutting-edge HD graphics and Battlestations: Midway presents a groundbreaking experience for even the most seasoned gameplayer.�