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Battlestations: Pacific is an upcoming action and Real-time tactics video game developed by Eidos Hungary and published by Eidos Interactive it is a sequel to the 2007 video game Battlestations: Midway. It is set to be released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 in May 2009.


Gameplay

Battlestations: Pacific is the second Battlestations title to be released, again by Eidos Hungary, and is the sequel to the Xbox 360/PC title Battlestations: Midway. Pacific will expand on Midway in several ways adding new combat features such as island invasions which will have an effect on the battle at hand. New weapons, planes and ships will be added such as rocket pods and experimental jet fighters, such as the Ohka, although there will also be some more conventional aircraft and ship additions. Pacific shifts events beyond Midway for the American forces as they continue the war, but the most major addition is that of the Japanese campaign which will tell a "what if" story where Japan is victorious at Midway and continues their war effort beyond that point victoriously.

The graphics engine has received a major overhaul, adding new elements such as damage modeling and better use is made of lighting and explosion effects. Planes have had a new cockpit view added and weather effects have been promised which will change the way a battle is conducted. Day and night cycles are also being implemented.

Multiplayer will have 5 different modes of play although specifics are yet to appear. But larger battles have been mentioned by Eidos as a feature.

Plot

The game is set between the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor in 1941, to the Battle of Okinawa, 1945. For the Japanese, the game is set from the attacks on Pearl Harbor to midway and to an invasion of America. For the Americans, the game is set from the end of midway to Okinawa.

The gameplay features the historical correct story as playing the American campaign and the Historically possible Japanese campaign, which involves a storyline of what could have been if the Japanese had won Midway.

Development

Based in Wimbledon, South London, Eidos Interactive Ltd, part of SCi Entertainment Group Plc (SEG), is one of the world’s leading developers of entertainment software. Eidos consists of publishing operations across Europe and the US and several development studios including Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive and Pivotal Games as well as a valuable stake in other studios.

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