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JetCat Games to Publish Heliborne

February 21st, Warsaw, Poland — Get behind the cockpits of the best helicopters in the world – from the classic machines of the 1950s to the modern gunships of the 21st century. In Heliborne you’ll play historical missions with your friends and compete with players from all around the world in various multiplayer modes.

Heliborne’s creators have strived to faithfully recreate the realities of armed conflicts and produce a gameplay model that is both dynamic and realistic.

“We created JetCat Games to make a military helicopter game and Heliborne is our dream project. Initially we decided to release Heliborne on Steam Early Access, but it turned out that we actually needed a publisher if we wanted our game to meet our expectations. Klabater helped us expand the scope of our game, add new game modes, additional helicopters, and most importantly a single-player mode,” says Raman Ulasau, Head of JetCat Games.

In the release version of Heliborne, available in early summer 2017, players will be able to play a fully-fledged single-player mode, historical missions played in solo or in co-op, and open-map missions in multiplayer.

“For a while now we’ve been longing for a title like Heliborne. It’s been a long time since the last true helicopter combat game came out. JetCat Games is now opening a new chapter in the history of the genre, giving players a full range of helicopters from the 1950s up to the 21st century. Heliborne’s successful launch on Steam Early Access only shows that fans are hungry for a new game that will let them use their flight sticks once again. We’re excited to be helping the crew of JetCat Games expand their game. We’re certain that a single player historical missions played with friends and a competitive multiplayer are what fans have been waiting for all along,” says Lucas Jozefowicz, Head of Marketing at Klabater.

In Heliborne fans will get the chance to learn more about the development of rotary-wing aircraft. The game shows different historical periods, focusing on the technological innovation which changed helicopter combat over the years.

MAIN FEATURES OF HELIBORNE:
  • a dynamic combat flying game
  • over 40 legendary helicopters, including models from 1955 to 2003
  • over 100 possible payload variants
  • historical co-op missions
  • 6 open maps, including The Gulf of Tonkin (Vietnam), Operation Nguyen Hue (Vietnam), and Badakhshan Province (Afghanistan)
  • 3 gameplay modes: single player, co-op, and competitive multiplayer for up to 32 players
  • test your skills in the historical missions and in the open sandbox maps
  • play your way: fully supports gamepads, flight sticks, and keyboard & mouse

Heliborne is available on Steam in Early Access: http://store.steampowered.com/app/433530/.

More information about Heliborne can be found on the official website: http://helibornegame.com/, and on Facebook and Twitter.

DCS: UH-1H Huey Announced

DUXFORD, UK, October 7th, 2012 – The Fighter Collection and Belsimtek are proud to announce the upcoming release of DCS: UH-1H Huey – the next aircraft in the Digital Combat Simulator (DCS) series of PC combat simulations. The Huey is one of the most iconic and well-known helicopters in the world. Having seen extensive service as a transport and armed combat support helicopter during the Vietnam War, the Huey continues to serve in both military and civilian roles in many countries around the globe today.

DCS: UH-1H Huey will feature the same exacting level of modelling detail as the existing Ka-50 Black Shark, A-10C Warthog and P-51D Mustang DCS aircraft and it will be online compatible with them. Working in close partnership with U.S. based UH-1 operators and experts, The Fighter Collection and Belsimtek have leveraged their unique skills and experience to provide the most dynamic and true to life helicopter experience available on the PC.

The UH-1H will be the first helicopter of conventional design featured in the DCS series and further demonstrates the broad scope of the DCS simulation environment and its ability to introduce a wide variety of aircraft from all eras into a common simulation platform. The UH-1H will also be the first DCS aircraft to offer multiple player positions, including pilot, co-pilot, and door gunner. Like previous DCS products, the UH-1H will include a variety of difficulty options to cater to users with different levels of flight simulation experience, including “Simulation” and “Game” playing modes.

DCS: UH-1H Huey will be available for pre-purchase later this year for $39.99.

For more information, please visit: www.digitalcombatsimulator.com.

Key Features of DCS: UH-1H Huey include:

  • Unmatched flight physics providing the most realistic and dynamic helicopter experience on the PC.
  • Multiple player positions, including pilot, co-pilot, and door gunner.
  • Accurate and highly detailed 3D cockpit featuring six-degrees-of-freedom technology.
  • Interactive cockpit controls that allow players to operate systems using the mouse.
  • Accurate UH-1H external 3D model, liveries, and weapons.
  • Detailed modelling of the UH-1H instruments, weapons, engine, radios, fuel, electrical, and hydraulic systems.
  • Developed in close cooperation with real UH-1 operators.
  • Missions that include transport and combat support operations.
  • Training that includes interactive and video lessons.
  • Multiplayer coop mode for crew members of the same helicopter under development for a later update.