Battlestations: Pacific raises anchor May 12

Eidos confirms deployment papers for WWII sea-and-air combat game on the Xbox 360 and PC.

In April, Square Enix expects to finalize its acquisition of British publisher Eidos Interactive. The following month, the Japanese publisher's newest subsidiary will officially release a game in which Allied forces pillory Imperial Japan's navy, as Eidos announced today that Battlestations: Pacific will wash up on US shores for the Xbox 360 and PC on May 12, with the European and Australian rollouts slated for May 15.

A sequel to 2007's well-received Battlestations: Midway, Pacific returns to the game's namesake theater, with players assuming command of the US Navy's fleet shortly after the decisive Battle of Midway. Players then lead the fleet to the Battle of Guadalcanal, through Iwo Jima, and on to eventual victory.

Battlestations: Pacific also presents an alternate-history campaign, in which players guide the Imperial Japanese navy through Pearl Harbor, eventually expanding the empire's circle of influence through Australia and the rest of Asia.

All told, the game includes 28 campaign missions and features a number of online cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes for up to eight. Players will have more than 100 units to command, including fighters, bombers, kamikaze planes, destroyers, aircraft carriers, and submarines. Battlestations: Pacific will also let players assume control of a number of experimental prototype units.

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

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17 comments
aditganteng
aditganteng

go!!!! i still waiting for the battlestation pacific,i like battlestation family very much!!!

paullywog
paullywog

heh i still have the first game untouched in my to-do stack. i got it for 2.90 from gogamer.com a few weeks back. if i like it, i'll definitely give this a look. the first one looks like it has a cool spin on strategy.

renknram
renknram

BS:Midway will keep me going, as BS:Pacific will be worth the wait! "Armchair Admiral awaits with Anticipation".....

WestSideAzn
WestSideAzn

As a fan of the original, I'm looking forward to this release. I hope it looks good!

Rob_101
Rob_101

Looks good. I hope we get a demo soon :D

tony382
tony382

I thought this was going to be released on April 6th? That's what Gamefly had it as. Anyway, I can't wait for this, looks great.

halo_wars86
halo_wars86

never played or heard of the first. tho i hope this turn out well

ajac
ajac

mmmm cannot wait for this! We need more naval ww2 games!

ldonyo
ldonyo

Hasn't WWII ended yet...

darth_slayer33
darth_slayer33

I to am looking forward to this game. Big fan of the first one,

InuHanyou1701
InuHanyou1701

The good one was decent but not the greatest game in the world. The devs said that Midway was less than what they had hoped but they have also said that Pacific, makes up for it so VERY excited for this one!

TheBionicRock
TheBionicRock

Loved the first. Looking forwards to seeing their take on Guadalcanal, I remember the Battlefield 1942 map of the same name.