European PC publisher 1C is trying its hand at the current-gen consoles and handhelds, including everything except the Wii in its latest venture, IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey
. Browsing through 1C's resume
, we didn't find anything of note, but the again we're not really in-the-know when it comes to PC gaming
If former endeavors are any indication of future performance, the fact that the company's previous IL-2 Sturmovik
games rated well on Metacritic
is a bit soothing. We'll be interested to see if 1C can translate its PC success onto the DS, although newbie DS developer DiP Interactive isn't the most confidence-inspiring of choices. As for the game's premise, IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey
is a World War II flight simulator that lets the player engage in five airborne battles: The Battle of Britain, Stalingrad, Berlin, Sicily and Korsun.
Since 1C is a European publisher, we're going to assume that this game is only for Europe until we hear differently.