505 Games has today launched the official website for their upcoming WWII flight shooter IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds Of Prey where key development updates from the game will be announced first. The website can be found at: http://www.il2game.com

"Available in six languages, the IL-2 homepage will act as both a news hub hosting all the latest assets and trailers, as well as a reference point for newcomers to get up to speed with the game. At launch, the latest trailer will be posted as well as details on eight of the 'birds of prey' featured in the game. Further details on some of the additional aircraft will be posted on the website before anywhere else, so fans are advised to check back regularly!

Based around large-scale aerial combat over the ground-based military operations of World War II, variety is at the heart of the action in IL-2. Players participate in the most famous confrontations of the era piloting fighters, battle planes or heavy bombers across a range of missions. There are 6 theatres of war in which to engage - The Battle of Britain, Stalingrad, Berlin, Sicily, the Battle of the Bulge and Korsun - representing the main airborne battles of World War II in Europe.

As well as taking environmental and landscape visuals to new heights by incorporating satellite technology, IL-2 also boasts a tangible damage effects engine. Players will see real-time damage to the aircraft such as holes in the wings and trail lines during dogfights. More specific details on the game will be released in the lead up to release."

IL2 Sturmovik: Birds Of Prey will be with us sometime in Q3.