Birds of Steel has just been announced by Konami and Gaijin Entertainment. The game takes place during WW2 and includes the battle of Midway, Guadalcanal, Coral Sea, the attack on Pearl Harbor and more. Birds of Steel is a flight combat simulator that will let gamers reenact the air battles of World War 2. There will be 20 missions with both fictitious and historical elements. Birds of Steel will have eight campaigns and over 100 planes that have been "faithfully recreated."
"For far too long, first-person shooter fans have been tied to the foot soldier point of view, but we aim to bring the seat-of-their-pants skill and daring of dogfighting and aerial combat to a wider audience,” said Martin Schneider, General Manager, Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. “Birds of Steel pushes the throttle of realism by giving fans what they’ve been missing when it comes to co-operative online gameplay, incredibly realistic visuals and game dynamics, while spanning the entirety of the war’s air campaigns."
Birds of Steel will have a strong online component as well. It will feature both co-op missions and competitive dogfights.
The new IP is set to land on the Xbox 360 and PS3 in early 2012.