Red Mile Entertainment's flight sim Heroes Over Europe is experiencing a bit of turbulence. The publisher announced today that it would be partnering with Atari to get the game on store shelves, and pushed back the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 releases of the game to 2009. Originally the console editions had been expected in fall 2008, although the PC version has always been a 2009 release.
As the sequel to Heroes of the Pacific, Heroes Over Europe covers a new continent's worth of key air battles from World War II. Players will take flight over London and Berlin with a new game engine powering the series' current-gen debut. The game will include online multiplayer skirmishes for up to 16 pilots, authentic cockpit re-creations, and downloadable content available at release.
Heroes Over Europe has been in development for more than two years at Transmission Games, formerly known as IR Gurus. In addition to Heroes of the Pacific, the studio was also responsible for the modern aerial-combat game Heatseeker, and is currently working on gaming adaptations of Frank Miller's comic-book series Sin City.