Apache: Air Assault firing up this fall
Activision bringing Gaijin-developed helicopter combat title to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 this year.
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Eight years ago, Activision Value Publishing released Apache AH-64: Air Assault. The game bore a $19.99 price tag and arrived exclusively for the PC. Today, Activision announced its plans to release a high-definition version this fall called Apache: Air Assault for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
The game is currently in development at Russian studio Gaijin Entertainment, whose most recent release was 2009's aerial combat title IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey. The title promises players several variations of Apache attack helicopters and 16 multistage single-player missions throughout volatile regions of Africa, the Middle East, and Central America.
Apache: Air Assault has two options of play for virtual pilots. Arcade mode is designed to introduce players to the game's controls. In addition to the introductory level, the game supports a Realistic mode, where "realism and precision" are the core focus.
In addition to the single-player experience, the title features a cooperative component where two players team up as pilot and copilot and fly through a combat experience together. Further, the game supports online multiplayer in the form of Team Deathmatch, Ground Attack, Capture the LZ, and Ground Strike.