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Lockheed-Martin Licensed Air Combat Sim

Filed under: General Gaming
Posted by Jeremy on February 10, 2005 11:36 AM

Every once in a while a game comes along and makes you pause and think, "what's going on here?" That was the case with America's Army and the spinoff Full Spectrum Warrior and I'm getting that same feeling from Energy Airforce: Aim Strike!, a Lockheed-Martin licensed game. If you don't know, Lockheed-Martin is one of the US's largest defense contractors making such war and space machines as the venerable F-16, F-18, F-22 Stealth Fighter, C-130, SR-71, Cassini space ship, and the list goes on. What does Lockheed-Martin have to gain by this? And, who came up with the name of the game? "Energy Airforce: Aim Strike!" Are you kidding me? Well, anyway, the release date is European and I'll update you if this game ever comes out in the US.

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Platform ? PlayStation 2
Release Date ? 18th February 2005
Developer ? Taito Corporation
Publisher ? Atari

Energy Airforce: Aim Strike! sees players take on the role of the pilot and not the plane in a breathtaking air combat simulator developed in conjunction with aerospace industry giant Lockheed-Martin and several air force self defense divisions. An ultra realistic graphics engine guarantees faster, bigger, and better action than it's predecessors, and tasks such as fuelling, boarding and take off are seamlessly combined giving the whole mission the realism of starting from the moment the pilot is ready to take off.

With the Lockheed Martin license, players begin the game with the versatile F-16 Fighting Falcon and go on to unlock a substantial hangar of different aircraft. To fly new aircraft, a license must be earned by completing a series of tests in the License mode. Mastering new techniques and utilizing the particular qualities of different aircraft opens up a variety of new options. Energy Airforce: Aim Strike! also includes intelligent wingmen for each mission whose plane can be chosen depending on the kind of assistance the player requires. The player must also command wingmen, directing them according to the circumstances of the mission.

Game Features

# PUD-J5A compatibility allows players to look around the cockpit allowing for a truly first-person perspective.

# The game features the Lockheed Martin license and planes available include the F-22 Raptor stealth fighter, F-35 V/STOL fighter, F-117 Nighthawk, U-2, C-130, SR-71, and Rafale among others.

# Photo-realistic cockpits and real engine sounds are recorded from several aircraft to provide an ultra realistic experience.

# Detailed graphics, satellite mapping and aircraft performance data capture adding to the feeling of "live action".

# Game modes include Licesnse mode, Campaign mode, Hangar mode, and Arcade mode.

# New missions include Air Patrols, Aerial Interceptions, and Overcoming Enemy Defense.

Energy Airforce: Aim Strike! for PlayStation 2 will be available across the UK from 18th February.


About Infogrames Entertainment and Atari:
Infogrames Entertainment (IESA), the parent company of the Atari Group, is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (ISIN code: FR-0000052573) and has two principal subsidiaries: Atari Europe, a privately-held company, and Atari, Inc., a United States corporation listed on NASDAQ (ATAR).

The Atari Group is a major international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software for all market segments and in all existing game formats (Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony) and on CD-ROM for PC. Its games are sold in more than 60 countries.

The Atari Group's extensive catalogue of popular games is based on original franchises (Driver, Alone in the Dark, V-Rally, Unreal Tournament, Test Drive, Roller Coaster Tycoon, etc.) and international licenses (Mission Impossible from Paramount, Men In Black, Superman, Matrix, Terminator and Dragon Ball Z).

For more information: http://www.atari.com

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