Blazing Angels is an arcade-style flight sim set in World War II, and enables players to jump right into air combat action, and work their way up from being a rookie through to an ace squadron leader.
The game enables players to experience the most gripping and famous battles of WWII through the eyes of a squadron commander and ace fighter pilot. From the battle for England, the attack on Pearl Harbor, to the bombing of Berlin, your pilot skills will create WWII history. Whether it's the invasion of the Philippines, the fierce fighting for the deserts of North Africa, or the battle of Britain, the player and his squadron are tasked with turning the tide of war. The player's objective is to conquer the skies of Western Europe, North Africa, and the Pacific and bring his squadron back alive.
The game features innovative squadron-based gameplay, with AI-controlled wingmen obeying the player's commands. Plus, as the pilot's skills improve, so will the skills of his squadron. The pilot's heroism and leadership skills also grow during the course of the campaign as players fly with their squadron and try to evolve together into an ace fighting force.
Pilots can choose from a range of 40 authentic WWII aircraft including the famous P-51 Mustang, the P-38 Lightning, the B-17 Flying Fortress, the Luftwaffe's Messerschmitt, the Supermarine Spitfire and the Japanese Zero. From the wing rivets to the nose art and the detailed cockpits, these planes are just like the real thing. Players guide their squadrons through 20 heart-stopping missions, beginning as untrained recruits and evolving through battle experience into ace combat pilots.
The game's authentic WWII atmosphere allows players to get in close to Germany's industrial terrain for a bombing raid, strafe the islands of the pacific, or emerge from the cloud cover over London and engage the enemy. The learning curve of the game is also very easy - this is a pick up and play arcade-style flight sim, not one which needs a phone book-sized manual and a month to learn. Players can also experience Blazing Angels on Xbox Live with up to 19 other players online, engaging in either head-to-head dogfights or in cooperative team play.