Are you ready to enter the cockpit and throw yourself into battle across the deadly skies of Vietnam? Neither are we. But how about in the digital sense? OK, now you’re talking. In that case, it’s time to do your duty, as Air Conflicts: Vietnam launches today for Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows PC. Air Conflicts: Vietnam is available only in North America and Canada.
In Air Conflicts: Vietnam, players will experience the explosive conflict of Vietnam by piloting incredible fighter jets and helicopters, destroying enemy artillery and guiding your squadron to victory. The game takes place in Vietnam in 1965. A long-simmering conflict has escalated into a full-fledged war, and gamers are about to become a big part of it.
To do so, players will jump into the cockpit of some of the finest combat aircraft. They’ll take on the role of Joe Thompson, a newly minted U.S. military pilot. He is brave, talented and ready to do his duty, but his experiences during this war will change him forever.
Air Conflicts: Vietnam is an arcade-styled air-combat game that immerses players in the harrowing skies over Vietnam. Take to the air in screaming fighter jets or grab the controls of devastating helicopter gunships as you shatter enemy encampments with explosive ordinance, decimate North Vietnamese ace fighter squadrons, escort bombers as they deliver their deadly payload, or rescue stranded soldiers and deliver support troops to the ever-changing front lines of the vicious battlefield.
The game’s single-player campaign is filled with heroic moments and the darker side of war. Players’ performance in air combat and support missions drives the story from the initial escalation of tension, through key battles of the Vietnam War and, ultimately, the fall of Saigon.
Gamers can pilot and customize more than 20 planes and, for the first time in the Air Conflict series, helicopters. Air Conflicts: Vietnam allows players to take control over the workhorse helicopter UH-1 Iroquois, fire-breathing AH-1 Cobra attack gunships, the devastating F4 Phantom and F104 Starfighter jets, plus enemy MIG fighter jets. Players can command up to four jets or helicopters, maximizing their unique abilities to complete challenging objectives, while earning experience, leveling up and improving their leadership and air combat skills.
In terms of multiplayer support, Air Conflicts: Vietnam lets gamers play up to eight online opponents in several modes: a fast-paced capture-the-flag mode, deathmatch mode and team deathmatch air battle mode.