Bombing run

The North American release of Air Conflicts: Secret Wars has been put back and pushed around countless times over the past few months since its European release in early July, but US publisher Kalypso Media now informs us the game has finally made it to retail.

Eagle-eyed readers might remember originally said Air Conflicts was released on 30th August, but apparently it wasn't. It was also supposed to have been released last week, but wasn't. Now the game is — according to the publisher — definitely actually available to buy in North America.

A shame, then, that the game itself is little better than average, as our Air Conflicts: Secret Wars review explains. Still, it's your only option for some Move-controlled dogfighting, if that's what works for you.

Air Conflicts: Secret Wars Now Available on PlayStation®3 System

Air combat title includes support for motion control and 3D

Ridgewood, NJ, November 8, 2011 – Kalypso Media USA, Inc. today released Air Conflicts: Secret Wars for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Air Conflicts: Secret Wars drops players into the cockpits of some of the most exciting aircraft of both World Wars, leading them through a challenging single-player campaign spanning epic battles. Three multiplayer modes, available on both platforms, allow players to challenge friends and foes alike in fierce aerial battles. The game features both 3D and PlayStation®Move motion controller functionality.

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"We are extremely proud of Air Conflicts: Secret Wars, as it represents a significant milestone in Kalypso Media USA's relative short history," said Mario Kroll, Vice President Kalypso Media USA, Inc. "Thanks to the great support from our co-publishing partner, bitComposer, and the folks at Sony, we are delighted to ship our first title on PlayStation 3, and also our first title that incorporates support for 3D and Move technology."

Air Conflicts: Secret Wars- is an arcade flight game with battles spanning both World Wars, featuring seven campaigns and 49 missions that engage players in white-knuckle air battles and secret missions across Europe and North Africa. An impressive selection of famous aircraft of the era is available to the player, each showcasing specific strengths and weaknesses in the battle for air supremacy.

Air Conflicts: Secret Wars- challenges players with an exciting mix of mission types, including—patrolling, sneaking/stealth, hit & run, bombing and escort objectives. Mission objectives are presented in an animated, graphic-novel style format as cockpit chatter keeps the game lively and fun. An upgrade system lets players tune their skills while also boosting their wingman’s skills. Casual pilots and veteran simulation fan will appreciate the game’s dual control schemes- either arcade, for simpler, faster control, or simulation mode, for more fine-tuned and realistic control.

Air Conflicts: Secret Wars has been rated “T” for “Teen” with descriptors for Blood, Mild Language and Violence by the ESRB.