Ubisoft spills beans on Blazing Angels Secret Missions

Publisher's Xbox 360 flight-combat follow-up puts players in the cockpits and crosshairs of experimental aircraft.

For a game about secret aircraft flying secret missions, Ubisoft hasn't exactly kept a tight lid on the existence of Blazing Angels Secret Missions. The World War II flight-combat game first surfaced on retailer Web sites earlier this month and was then included on a list of Ubisoft's first-quarter releases in a financial report last week.

However, the publisher did keep specific details about the game from slipping out. Today it pulled the wraps off the Blazing Angels follow-up, which is headed for the Xbox 360 and PC. The game puts players in the role of a skilled pilot in World War II who must fly experimental aircraft on classified missions around the world. However, like attracts like, so players will have to shoot down equally experimental German aircraft, with the end goal being to thwart the Third Reich's attempts to build a secret weapon.

In addition to a new story, weapons, and a visual overhaul, Ubisoft is adding a pair of extra multiplayer modes to the game. Secret Missions will include a large-scale Epic Battle option and a capture-the-flag mode for team play.

Blazing Angels Secret Missions is set for release this spring.

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Solidsnake13_2
Solidsnake13_2

Well, I just hope that the graphics can be a lot more better then the Squadrons of WWII. Because those graphics on Squadrons of WWII looked more like Xbox graphics.

Terran499
Terran499

Yeah wheres the PS3 version.

-HCMF-
-HCMF-

the first game was fun, if not extreamly frustrating... who knows this could be good.... or not...

Saelamin
Saelamin

Did anyone else when reading the description immediately think Secret Weapons Over Normandy? Sounds exactly like that game.

mjwickstrom1
mjwickstrom1

Sounds cool. I might have to check this game out!

GFofgaming
GFofgaming

Hmm....Does anyone remember BattleField 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII?

OMGWTFBBQ111
OMGWTFBBQ111

Ubisoft is making a sequel because it's easy for companies like Ubisoft to make a half-arse game, and convince all the morons to continue to buy these crap games, such as Blazing Angels...

asmodeus_z
asmodeus_z

Blazing Angels 1 sucks! Wonder why they are making a sequel?

azizrulez
azizrulez

why does a game like this get a sequel it was pure crap

minime78362
minime78362

@Chaos_Theory_09: If you played Crimson Skies, It's just like that chicken gametype.

Igwababa
Igwababa

thats ubi for yah, take an crappy game and make another one

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Yep a sequel I'll buy Blazing Angels 1 was good. Hope the second Installment is too.

OMGWTFBBQ111
OMGWTFBBQ111

It's gonna blow chunks, just like the first one. :|

Pete5506
Pete5506

Ya what ever, that game was not that good, so I hope this one is better

rigopr
rigopr

SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

freerunner01
freerunner01

cool, just hope its better than the previous BA and I want a demo!!!

fmobliv06
fmobliv06

we'll see if it gets better reviews than the first one

blueflamedino
blueflamedino

Ubisoft is not one that over hypes things, so the secrecy is no surprise

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

sweet i've always wanted to fly an experimental aircraft

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

i stilll dont find whats wrong with first one

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

Interesting, it could possibly be pretty good.

Warfust
Warfust

Not often I find an air sim I like, I'll reserve judgment for now.

gamist
gamist

I think what the 360 needs is an Ace Combat A$$ kicker!

datniccah187
datniccah187

I have high hopes for this game, i really need a good flight simulator, and hopefully this could be it. Especially since it will be encorporated with World War II, so high hopes, hopefully it will deliver.

SG247
SG247

Didn't really care for the 1st one. What the 360 needs is a new Crimson Skies game.

aramitz
aramitz

If the original wasn't sold at a knock down price and as part of 'buy one get one free' offers,I doubt anyone would have seriously considered buying it. Total junk.

chaduma
chaduma

Where's a XBL DL demo? Otherwise, this is nothing but a rental after I demo'd the first one and didnt' buy it. And i third Gamepro's idea... can we get a Crimson Skys 2 at least?!

WarGameJunkie
WarGameJunkie

The next aircraft game for the 360 that gets it right will be the first. The first Blazing Angels game stunk and Over G was an outright theft of $60. Microsoft needs to somehow make sure they get the Ace Combat series on the 360 when the next game is released.

Gamepro2421
Gamepro2421

flight sims have never really appealed to me..someone needs to make a flight game that is to the air-shooter genre what Burnout is to racing...please?

Doolum
Doolum

as if i care!?actually i do ( the part where secrets are no longer secrets)

slayerver1
slayerver1

Some GameSpot editor must be "really excited or not" about this announcement and mention it on this week's HotSpot.

thekey
thekey

Now sony is getting the "second" hand me down game treatment.

ConManWithGun
ConManWithGun

sequel to a mediocre aircraft game, SIGN ME UP

anarchicgoth
anarchicgoth

At least its an exclusive and not going to the piss3 hopefully it fixes the problems in the first one

RandyAU93
RandyAU93

It was OK, nothing spectacular, but hardly a waste of bandwidth, either. Good, simple fun. This next one has potential. I have a feeling when more PS3s make it into homes (instead of sitting on store shelves), Ubisoft will announce a version for that console.

LordAndrew
LordAndrew

No PS3 version? Whatever. I hear the previous one sucked.

jamejame
jamejame

I'm really hoping this will be the first good arcade/flight game for the 360. Blazing Angels was alright, but nothing special at all.

bossjimbob
bossjimbob

Another Blazing Saddles game? Wasn't the first one a stinker?

paradyme777
paradyme777

Will keep my eye on it but I'm assuming it will end up just like the other one.

WillT12345
WillT12345

I wonder why no PS3 version was announced?

ragincoley86
ragincoley86

Yeah another aircraft game. YEAH BOI!!!!