Blazing Angels dive-bombs PS3

Ubisoft's aerial dogfighter announced for PlayStation 3; game will launch alongside system, make use of motion-sensitive controller.

It's not often that a game announced for a console just three months before the system first hits the market is confirmed as a launch title, but that's exactly what happened today out of Ubisoft. The publisher is bringing its combat flight sim Blazing Angels Squadrons of WWII to the PlayStation 3 as a launch title.

The game has already been released on the Xbox 360, Xbox, and the PC, and was also announced as a launch title for the Nintendo Wii. Like the Wii version, Blazing Angels on the PS3 will take advantage of the console's motion-sensing controller, letting gamers pilot their plane by moving the controller. The PS3 edition will also feature new missions, as well as support for up to 16 players online.

Currently in development by Ubisoft's Romanian studio, Blazing Angels puts gamers in the cockpit of a World War II fighter plane. Players will fly through re-creations of some of the war's most famous battles, including the attack on Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Britian.

Blazing Angels Squadrons of WWII for the PS3 has not yet been rated or priced. For more information, read GameSpot's review of the Xbox 360 version.

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synchro_w
synchro_w

i realise this thread is.. WHA? 6 YRS OLD?!?! but i just dl'd blazing angels demo and IL2 demo to compare them. i'm kinda new to xbox360 cos my pc recently died and cant afford to replace it yet so i bought years worth of gold membership. anyhow, i found IL2 much better[on my pc it was a stunning ww2 flight sim, by far the best for a long time]. i could slow down the plane during bombing runs or tailing an enemy fighter and there was info onscreen to tell me my alt/spd. obv the pc vers was way more detailed/realistic. but i couldn't travel more than 2 speeds in blazing angels - ie, normal speed and superfast. which meant i had a nightmare just trying to take out bombers and other slow targets yet in the trailers on the website i see hurricanes etc moving behind stukas and He111s and slaughtering them. my hurricane in the demo kept over shooting and it seemed like i had no control over the speed other than fast and faster.ok in dogfights vs Me109s but useless vs anything slower. there's no dials for alt or speed .

wizardballa03
wizardballa03

i think its gunna be a decent game. ill get it to try it out. but only cuz im a WWII buff

drack48
drack48

Alright. I got a real nasty email and some big time flaming below, let me clarify. Yes, I meant MGS4 not 3 sorry! I realize 3 never came to the xbox, but the 360 was right on the Horizon. Now, I am a huge MGS fan. I will get a PS3 just to play it. I don't have any concrete evidence that it will be ported to the 360. If it is, I don't believe that it will be done by Kojima's team of course. It's just a fealing I have, didn't mean to sound like I had inside info. I just wouldn't be suprised at all if at next year's E3 (or whatever it is now) they announce it will be coming to the 360. Bottom line, I'm no fanyboy, just a gamer who has had just about every system since the atari 7800 and I will continue to do so. They all have awesome things to offer and thier will be more cross platfrom stuff between microsoft and sony then there was last gen, since the playing field will be much more equal. And please, could anyone who wants to insult me with comments about my mother and how much I suck lose my email adress? THanks

anamnawshad
anamnawshad

They might make it a crappy port........

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

i dont think the game will be that great on ps3

AngelCage
AngelCage

Oh come on, the game not is crappy or something like that, it only have a BAD mission design and dam-easy difficulty, but i guess UBI knows that already and fix these problems for the Wii-Ps3 versions. PS3 version will have more missions, that's great too. Even on the 360 i don't give a 6.9 to this game... a 7.5 fits better, but whatever. this are really good news for Sony. Now, Ubi Soft... o_O WTF they LOVE the Wii, and have a LOT of games for the system in work, but the again, they are supporting the PS3 very well too... thats say a lot about the PS3 for me.

faridmon
faridmon

hey guys easy there, this game is not that bad as agmespot rated 6.9, maybey 7.8 or something but not 6.9, this game was fun as long at it last, am happy for the PS3 owners (future owners of course) to get this game, but Gamespot is on the way sayiing 6.9. and to those who are saying MGS4 will be ported to XBOX360, dudes the Wii has more chance (even with the inferior graphics) because Kojima love the Wii more than the XBOX360, and no he is not MOney slave like Bethesade, Pffff, porting Oblivion to PS3.

jofy
jofy

Dark_Link657 Dark_Link657 Yeah, more crap for PS3. I still don't see an amazing launch title for PS3. Because youre blind

Lord_Regnier
Lord_Regnier

wow the PS3 actually gets a game!!! it wouldnt be as good a game if sony hadnt copied nintendo.

blackleech
blackleech

Which is better... warhawk or blazing angels?

neoand12
neoand12

yay Love the the game for 360 (demo) now2 I will buy the game for PS3!

_Sam_
_Sam_

This game doesn't seem that great.... but I can't complain ;)

_Sam_
_Sam_

This game doesn't seem that great, but I can't complain ;)

Jypson44
Jypson44

Blazing Angels sucked and there's nothing a motion sensing controller can do to fix that.

standcm12
standcm12

wow. seems like every day theres a new game using the controller or confirmed for launch! now i'm just waiting for fatal inertia to use the tilt...

Pablo620
Pablo620

The launch list keeps getting bigger. Good for you PS3

bpmurr
bpmurr

This game and dive-bomb so go together. PS3 can have it because it was blah on the 360.

SecretWasianMan
SecretWasianMan

Its okay man calm down... its okay.... let it out.... let it all out...

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

So, now this medicore Xbox 360 and PC game will be ported to not only the Wii as a launch title but the PS3 as a launch title...Why is Ubisoft doing this? Ugg...

gamer_10001
gamer_10001

This game never looked that great to me anyways.

JLCrogue
JLCrogue

Meh, I've rented that game and Sony Fanboys wouldn't be missing much if it wasn't on the PS3.

Superstan
Superstan

im not expecting much from this title

monsteronthego
monsteronthego

thekey thepeter How do you know MGS 4 won't be on 360 2-years down the road? i'll answer youe question, by asking you one has mgs3 been ported to the xbox now two or three years after it launched? the xbox mAy have received a port but that was from konami, Now that kojima has his own division at konami i doubt that will happen but that dose not exclude original titles for the 360. WHY IS IT THAT THESE RUMORS ALWAYS GET STARTED When something new for the ps3 is anounced let the ps3 be i got a 360 but you dont see prancing around about how great it is because it is not? (YET) there is only a handfull of good games on the 360 but im sure that that! will soon end come FALL.

thekey
thekey

thepeter How do you know MGS 4 won't be on 360 2-years down the road?

Gleba2388
Gleba2388

Many games that didn't suceeded in the 360 are being ported to the PS3 to see if they have a chance (Oblivion excluded -- 360's best game)... hope it works! MGS4 WON'T BE multiplatform... don't even dream of it... Kojima said in E3 2005 "I won't commit any of my past errors. MGS4 is exclusive to the PS3" Go Kojima!

gagan21
gagan21

this game already sucks , and will not make any difference whether its has motion sensing or not . warhawk will be much better than this

eiru
eiru

1 more game!!! Take that lemmings... dont pretend you dont are cause you o!

Dymedropp3r
Dymedropp3r

Eh,this game sucks.With or without motion sensing.

jackassultima
jackassultima

IS NOWHERE SAFE FROM 360 FANS BASHING PS3 AAHHHHHHHHHHH

thepeter
thepeter

MGS4 WILL NOT BE ON THE XFLOP. And, my great uncle is gonna be in blazing angels. :lol:

abdu4
abdu4

One more game

activematx
activematx

MGS4 wont be ported to the xbox. Trust me on this one bro. Stop spreading rumors.

peteyli
peteyli

That would be MSG4 that will be on the PS3 first, and yes will probably be ported over to the 360 sometime and it won't be nearly as good. If you've read some of Kojima's interviews though you'd know that he develops them SPECIFICALLY for PS hardware, and the ports are no where close to as good as the originals. That's why every time MSG gets ported over to another system it's been tweaked....i.e. Sons of Liberty became Twin Snake (Game Cube) and Substance (Xbox)...and neither of those was as good as the original. And where's the port of MSG3? That goodness is still just PS2!!!

sussexj
sussexj

meh, not surprising. The game was crap on 360, hopefully they can fix that. Not likely though

drack48
drack48

Come on people you have to know that all kinds of xbox 360 games will port over to the PS3 (saints Row, dead rising, lost planet). Maybe they will change or be "special editions" And here is the God's honest truth and you can all say you herd it here first. MGS3 will be ported to the 360, just like a year after it comes out on ps3.. Mark my words! Resident Evil and GTA are gonna be multi system and MGS will be too...just not right away.

the_pars
the_pars

actually 4quarters...wii HAS REAL motion sensing...PS3 has tilt sensing...completely different

bored88
bored88

sub par xbox360 games getting ported to the ps3! Awesome!

TribaLFurY
TribaLFurY

4quarters uhh... what the hell are you talking about? try actually learning about the Wii before you try to diss any console that threatens your precious Sony. anyways, have fun PS3 owners, i guess...

bossjimbob
bossjimbob

The problem with the Power Glove is that it only worked with two games, versus the Sidewinder Freestyle which worked with any game (which is similar to what the PS3 controller does).

4quarters
4quarters

at least the ps3 HAS motion sensitivity, all you fools with Wii (Wii), it's just fun to say that twice....... the Wii will use 3 cameras to track you, good luck balancing those on various furniture pieces around your tv.

The_Spoony_Hou
The_Spoony_Hou

Microsoft was the first company to break ground in this field, about 7 or 8 YEARS AGO! Didn't Nintendo make the Power Glove way before that?

smiley17O
smiley17O

this will suck on the ps3 and the wii.

Danwwu
Danwwu

Atari Jaguar HAD THE COOOOLEST LOGO AND NAME!!!!! hahaha