Ubisoft's Highly-anticipated Flight Sim Takes Flight on the PC

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - November 21, 2003 - Ubisoft(tm), one of the world's largest video game publishers announced that Lock On(tm): Modern Air Combat, the highly-anticipated flight simulation game has shipped to retailers nationwide. Developed by The Fighter Collection, Lock On features today's most modern, technically advanced military aircraft in the most graphically rich, audio-intense game environment ever created for a combat flight simulation. Lock On: Modern Air Combat is rated "E" for Everyone and is available for a suggest retail price of $39.99.

Lock On is the only modern day flight simulation game to combine high fidelity with a broad choice of aircraft. The game is filled with action-packed missions, realistic flight modeling and flexible game options that provide unlimited game play action to both beginner and veteran flight simulation fans. The game's blend of high-powered aircraft and various fighting styles combine for the most realistic flight sim featuring today's most advanced military aircraft.

About Lock On: Modern Air Combat: Lock On allows players to fly eight different combat jets in a conflict over the Black Sea region. The Crimean peninsula and western Caucus Mountains are the setting for a hypothetical, present-day air conflict. Available to the player are ground attack and air superiority fighters, including the American-made A-10 "tank killer," the Russian Su-27 and the German MiG-29A.

Lock On: Modern Air Combat Features:

  • Eight flyable modern jets, including 3 from NATO (A-10A Thunderbolt II, F-15C Eagle, and German MiG-29 Fulcrum A) and 5 Russian jets (Su-27 Flanker B, Su-25, Su-33 Flanker D, MiG-29 Fulcrum C, and MiG-29 Fulcrum A).
  • 20 single missions, four campaigns and 10 multiplayer missions, each with its own background and story.
  • Options for action-oriented gameplay, such as the Fast Battle Planner, simplified radar, and scalable AI.
  • Accurate flight dynamics, high-fidelity weapon systems, and realistic radio communications.
  • Stunning 3D terrain and spectacular lighting effects.
  • Realism and difficulty levels for both the beginner and expert pilot.
  • 10 multiplayer missions for head-to-head or cooperative multiplayer action.
  • Engaging campaigns and powerful mission builder.
  • Single or multiplayer with 1-8 players and up to 32 on LAN.

About Ubisoft(tm):
Ubisoft is an international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products. A leading company in the multimedia industry, Ubisoft's strong and diversified line-up has grown considerably, as has Ubisoft itself. As well as steadfastly continuing to partner with several high-profile companies, Ubisoft has also confirmed its presence on the global market by developing its own exceptional properties. Founded in 1986 in France, Ubisoft is now present on every continent, both through offices in 22 different countries including the United States, Brazil, Morocco, Germany and China and through sales of products in over 50 countries. The group is dedicated to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers around the world. Ubisoft generated a turnover of 453 million euros for the 2002/2003 fiscal year, up 23% over the previous fiscal year. To learn more, visit www.ubi.com

About The Fighter Collection, Ltd.:
Lock On: Modern Air Combat was developed by The Fighter Collection Ltd, Duxford, UK and its Moscow studio Eagle Dynamics. Established in 1992, The Fighter Collection has also developed the critically acclaimed Flanker series of combat flight simulations.

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The source code and graphical content for Lock On: Modern Air Combat and Flanker are proprietary assets of The Fighter Collection, Ltd.