Blazing Angels demo takes off

First flight for Ubisoft's Xbox 360 air-combat sim now available for download from Xbox Live Marketplace.

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Xbox 360 owners should stow their tray tables in their upright and locked positions, as Ubisoft has released the demo for Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII. The game was developed by Ubisoft's Romanian studios and will land in stores tomorrow.

Blazing Angels sees players slip into the cockpit of 38 WWII fighter planes and take flight over Europe. The game will feature dogfights with dozens of airplanes onscreen at once as pilots tear through the 18 missions in the single-player campaign and more than 40 missions in the game's stand-alone modes.

The demo is the third that will be available this week for the Xbox 360. On Monday, Electronic Arts' Burnout Revenge pulled onto Xbox Live Marketplace, and tomorrow, the demo for Battlefield 2: Modern Combat heads to the front lines.

Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII is rated T for Teen and will retail for $59.99. For more information on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage or come back later this week for a full review. Blazing Angels is also being released on the Xbox and PC.

Discussion

23 comments
Sandman100
Sandman100

This is very good. The demo being available on Xbox Live is very good way to tested out games before you buy it. I hope Sony will also do it also.

schlarbinator
schlarbinator

It's going to have to take some very negative feedback or very poor distribution to keep me from buying this game.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I don't dig air-combat sims, but I sure will try out the free demo.

kyfirefly
kyfirefly

It does look good and i watched some of the movie trailers and it looks to be maybe a good game to play.

SnuffDaddyNZ
SnuffDaddyNZ

With all these free demos I'm wondering if I'll ever need to actually buy a 360 game.

Benny_is_here
Benny_is_here

It's certainly a pretty game. It's a bit too basic though, and the voice acting is so lame...

Fatality4u
Fatality4u

Of course, right when I sent my console in for repair.

wokisan
wokisan

I enjoyed playing this demo....now if they would just release the GRAW demo......

Berserker_2
Berserker_2

I played the demo, and I was impressed. It is as good as Crimson Skies. The graphics are very good and the planes are fun to fly. In the demo, I tried 3 different planes, and each is unique and feels like WWII. The aiming is realistic, and the coolest feature is that you can focus on your target with LT and fly at the same time. It works very well.

o_sausage
o_sausage

yeah a demo of what appears to be a good game

o_sausage
o_sausage

yeah a demo of what appears to be a good game

joeamis
joeamis

Weird that the demo is released the day before the game releases, rather than a week or so before or a week or so after. Perhaps this different strategy will work better and get people running out to get the game the next days.

RunnerGunner480
RunnerGunner480

I was having doubts if I should buy the game. Now I'll play the demo and see what I think.

Halo2_Norad
Halo2_Norad

Downloading NOW!!!!! Can't wait. I love XBLMP.... Microsoft is king!!!!

Redstorm
Redstorm

Downloading it now. Thanks GS!

solidsoldier1
solidsoldier1

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Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

Looks like a great way to take off to adventure!