Blazing Angels dive-bombs PS3

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

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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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