Eidos' Battle of Midway set for 2007

Xbox 360, PC combat game Battlestations: Midway won't deploy until early next year; release to coincide with 65th anniversary of Battle of Midway.

Gamers planning on rewriting the Battle of Midway later this year have been given some extra time to ready their attack. Battlestations: Midway for the Xbox 360 and PC will be in a holding pattern until early next year.

The Eidos-published game was originally expected to be released this holiday season, but will now ship out in "early Q1 2007," almost 65 years after the real Battle of Midway.

Like the real conflict it depicts, Battlestations: Midway will feature gameplay in the air, on the sea, and underwater. Pilots will be able to switch over to Captains with the press of a button, as gamers can move between every vehicle--including planes, aircraft carriers, and submarines--instantly.

The single-player features 11 campaigns and a dozen bonus missions, and the online multiplayer supports both head-to-head and cooperative play.

Battlestations: Midway has not yet been rated or priced. For more information on the game, read GameSpot's previous coverage.

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17 comments
tiggerlu
tiggerlu

I remember some games in the past that have done this, lets yous witch before vehicles and roles (except for BF), i think it's tricky to do, as you it'll feel a bit "arcadish" to switch randomly between combat vehicles. The graphics look great, hopefully the gameplay won't be too unrealistic.

redbeef88
redbeef88

i hope the online modes on x360 are well designed. it would be mad to be able to jump in and out of matches like battlefield rather than sort people out in a waiting room

jerectoff
jerectoff

I've been waiting for this since it was announced for Xbox 1. And I must say its looking mighty fine.

_Sam_
_Sam_

not on the ps3?

Chip5541
Chip5541

Did anyone check the E3 trailer on Live? In HiDef this game looks beautiful. I have been waiting for this game since I saw the tech trailer almost 3 or 4 years ago.

anamnawshad
anamnawshad

Maybe they are delaying to make a PS-3 version too.

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

Wow, at first I though Eidos studios was going to fight Midway studios!!

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

i hope this game will be good though i have doubts

japam
japam

But when will Midway's "Battle of Eidos" come out? *crickets chirping* ....Man, tough crowd...

jared81799
jared81799

i thought the battle of midway was a mortal kombat match....boy is my face red.

paradyme777
paradyme777

Holy crap 11 Campaigns...*whistles* Going to check the screen shots out now.

gamerdude27
gamerdude27

It's good to see some WWII games focusing on the Pacific. I'll keep this one on my watch list.

snakes2solid
snakes2solid

this one looks good!...can't wait til it's release!!!

WarGameJunkie
WarGameJunkie

I am REALLY looking forward to this game and was hopeful it would be out for Christmas. But I'll get it in January or February when it does come out. Hopefully all three games, COD 3, MOH and this will be great games.

ExcAREentric
ExcAREentric

Its cool as in we don't get many WWII set in the Pacific. However, the gameplay better make up for its lack of lookling graphically good. This is going to be a PS3 and 360? It better look better before it comes out.

lafigueroa
lafigueroa

Cool? Not many pacific themed WWII games out there