IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad trailer launches amid a hail of pre-order info

Phil Savage

After seven months spent locked away in a hanger, IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad has begun taxiing down the development runway in preparation for launch. The dogfighting sequel has a new teaser trailer to announce the commencing of a pre-order program, giving flight fans a chance to secure early access to the game's beta.

Pre-orders come in two sizes - Standard and Premium - with a variety of bonuses and shiny gimmicks available. While I'll not list them here, because pre-ordering is, as always, an inadvisably risky gamble, if you really must abandon common sense, you can find details on the game's official site .

More usefully, 1C Game Studios has announced its planned feature list, detailing what the developer has planned for this new entry in the series.

  • "Brand new single-player campaign mode for combat flight-sims: server supported campaign generator where all missions are historical, dynamic and unique.

  • "Unprecedented level of details in physics, damage model and aerodynamics of the virtual aircrafts.

  • "True-to-life and complex AI system.

  • "The largest and most detailed recreation of the air war in Stalingrad (unique structures/buildings, you can only find recreated here).

  • "Legendary combat aircraft thoroughly re-created using the original drawings and blueprints.

  • "Historically correct reconstruction of all key operations of the Stalingrad battle.

  • "Quick fights and large-scale battles in single-player and multiplayer with dedicated servers.

  • "In-game achievement system, allowing players to unlock new airplane modifications/upgrades based on player's mission results.

  • "Global player statistics."

IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad is due out Spring 2014.

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