Battlestations: Pacific DLC deploying in July

Battlestations: Pacific won the battle against critics when it debuted on the Xbox 360 and PC in May. And while it has yet to be seen whether the second installment in Eidos' WWII strategy franchise will fare equally as well against US consumers' pocketbooks, the publisher today announced...

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Battlestations: Pacific won the battle against critics when it debuted on the Xbox 360 and PC in May. And while it has yet to be seen whether the second installment in Eidos' WWII strategy franchise will fare equally as well against US consumers' pocketbooks, the publisher today announced a volley of add-on packs slated for deployment in July.

The first downloadable add-on, titled the Mustang Pack, is now available on Microsoft's platforms for 160 points ($2). The DLC includes six new units, including the P-51 Mustang bomber escort and the US Navy's Alaska Class warship for the Allies and the Super Yamato Class battleship for the Imperial Japanese Navy. The pack also includes 18 new pieces of nose art, which can be used both in the single- and multiplayer modes.

On July 23, Eidos will deploy the Carrier Battles Map Pack for 800 Microsoft points ($10). The pack includes four new maps that can be played in all five of Battlestations: Pacific's multiplayer modes. The maps play out on four distinctive battlegrounds in the Pacific theater: Midway, the Philippine Islands, Leyte Gulf, and the Aleutian Islands.

For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Battlestations: Pacific.

Discussion

32 comments
auxilio3
auxilio3

How do you unlock the Super Yamato in single player on Xbox 360

Karlemagne690
Karlemagne690

Sorry to say that this game in my opinion is a piece of crap. Not intuitive , stupid key commands. No throttle for airplanes etc etc. Don't spend you rmoney on this game. Karl T

PiskeFromSerbia
PiskeFromSerbia

and i also agree with snake: it is stypid to have two games about pacific-it is boooring. i think that it would be more interesting to create the game about europe, and most of all, i'd like to be at the helm of Bizmarck....

PiskeFromSerbia
PiskeFromSerbia

does anyone know what is the secret objective i the first mission of the japaniese campaign? i destroyed all the tankers and transports, but i still have a silver medal. and what is the secret o. in the sydney harbour?

MegaWang
MegaWang

Loved the game, although I never finished the japanese campaign as it wasn't as exciting as the american one.

afeuer78
afeuer78

Love the game... love the DLC thus far. Can't wait to see what the Aleutians map looks like!

destroyteachers
destroyteachers

@ Starcraft: I thought the Musashi, though a sister ship to Yamato, was a heavy cruiser. The Yamato is a battleship though. And learn proper etiquette and manners before you post Ok? Just because it's the internet, it doesn't mean you can act like a dickwad.

mobius06
mobius06

nice price tag , nice content , I'll buy

snakes3425
snakes3425

I'm interested in seeing if they do a Battlestations: Atlantic or a Battlestations: Mediterranean

Suicide-Panda
Suicide-Panda

Ive Never Played a BattleStations Game, are they good?

brok
brok

@Starcraft012694 As Fulgrim said, Yamato was a BATTLESHIP, not a cruiser. Not only Japan's largest but the largest battleship class of any nationality ever- along with it's sister ship Musashi (or something spelt a lot like that) that got attacked during Leyte Gulf, I think. Also the 'last hope' was Operation Ten-Go, the 'thier islands' was just Okinawa, and while what I said was meant as a joke, clearly some people need it spelled out in black and white- not that I'd expect to be out 'basic history-ied' by someone who describes the Yamato's armament loadout as 'a s**tload of guns' :P

XxFulgrimxX
XxFulgrimxX

Yamato was a battleship, the strongest ever made in history, not a cruiser. There is a huge difference.

faceman420
faceman420

I played the demo, wasn't impressed. they need to think about some FREE dlc..

athenian29
athenian29

Yet another reason for me to catch up. Damn, this looks fun...

Starcraft012694
Starcraft012694

@brok Ur a retard do you even know what the Yamato is? It was Japan's strongest cruiser, that they sent as a last hope to stop the allies from taking thier islands, then i got completely destroyed by America's airforce. Thing was a monster tho had a s**tload of guns on deck. So please learn basic history before you talk ok ?

NeleNel
NeleNel

I played the label off of BS:Midway, still haven't gotten a chance to play this yet though. This might entice me to give it a try again.

CVM_123
CVM_123

looks fun to play for like a minute lol

Sins-of-Mosin
Sins-of-Mosin

I was so happy when I finished that game. They either need to focus on the action part or the strategy. Be helpful if they had a option to speed up the time, takes forever for the ships to get anywhere.

CMX_woody
CMX_woody

I agree starz, these guys are getting way ahead of themselves. There are numerous issues with the multiplayer game that a simple patch could fix. Right now this game is drowning in its own potential. They are trying to capitalize in a basically broken product without doing the work to fix it.

100starz
100starz

How bout actually releasing A BLOODY PATCH to fix all the freezing and fps pausing issues before releasing stupid DLC that no one will be able to play anyway?!?!?! cmon people! The game should only be played once doing so becomes POSSIBLE. And the same applies to buying DLC!!! I've had an issue for two months where my game would just freeze up for ten seconds before going back to normal for 0.5 and the idiots at eidos tell me from my dxdiag that the problem is with my SOUND DRIVER. Sound does NOT !@#$ up FPS rates.

sportwarrior
sportwarrior

Absolutely loved Midway. I have Pacific but ACL surgery has kind of sidelined me and I haven't been able to fire it up yet. Very much looking forward to it. That all being said, I sure as hell hope they get the DLC out much quicker for the PC than they did with Midway's DLC. The 360 got it way sooner than the PC. Actually, speaking of all that, why isnt this out for PS3 too?

SHARPSHOOTER25
SHARPSHOOTER25

This is the kind of game that deserves to sell millions of copies. It is a fresh, innovative experience that somehow successfully combined multiple genres to create an outstanding game.

brok
brok

...and coming soon, the 'Island Hopping' Pack, featuring the Super Dooper Yamato (bros)

punkpunker
punkpunker

aw man...super yamato class most beastly dlc ever

Evil-Assassinz
Evil-Assassinz

eh not a whole lot of people play online on the pc version so i dont know if i should get this one. if i see more people playing online then i might get it.

trw534
trw534

i played the first one and it was a good game.

darth_slayer33
darth_slayer33

I for am looking forward to this. Loved the first game and love the second one more. Looking forward to the DLC. Sign me up for it.

Magrino
Magrino

Battlestations: Pacific won the battle against critics when it debuted on the Xbox 360 and PC in May. And while it has yet to be seen whether the second installment in Eidos' WWII strategy franchise will fare equally as well against US consumers' pocketbooks, the publisher today announced a volley of add-on packs slated for deployment in July.

The first downloadable add-on, titled the Mustang Pack, is now available on Microsoft's platforms for 160 points ($2). The DLC includes six new units, including the P-51 Mustang bomber escort and the US Navy's Alaska Class warship for the Allies and the Super Yamato Class battleship for the Imperial Japanese Navy. The pack also includes 18 new pieces of nose art, which can be used both in the single- and multiplayer modes.

On July 23, Eidos will deploy the Carrier Battles Map Pack for 800 Microsoft points ($10). The pack includes four new maps that can be played in all five of Battlestations: Pacific's multiplayer modes. The maps play out on four distinctive battlegrounds in the Pacific theater: Midway, the Philippine Islands, Leyte Gulf, and the Aleutian Islands.

For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Battlestations: Pacific.

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