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IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey Flies to Retail

505 Games today announced that the WWII aerial combat game IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey is now available for purchase nationwide for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The demo reached a combined one million downloads on Xbox Live for the Xbox 360 and on PlayStation Network for PlayStation 3.

“The verdict is in: Gamers and media agree that IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey delivers an authentic, engaging WWII flight combat experience,” said Adam Kline, president of 505 Games U.S. “Gamers that tested their wings on the IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey demo can now jump in the cockpit to lead the Allies to victory over six theatres of war in this year’s most authentic flight combat game.”

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Based around large-scale aerial combat over the ground-based military operations of World War II, players participate in the most famous confrontations of the era piloting fighters, battle planes or heavy bombers across a range of missions in IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey. There are six theatres of war in which to engage – The Battle of Britain, Stalingrad, Berlin, Sicily, the Battle of the Bulge and Korsun – representing the main airborne battles of World War II in Europe.