Bigger explosions, glassier waters, and a meatier campaign: These are just some of the targets Eidos is aiming for with Battlestations: Pacific - and we%26rsquo;ve got theimages and videoto prove it. Scroll on for explosively exclusive plane pics and some never-before-seen footage of Force Z, a ragtag Royal Navy battle fleet whose losses marked the end of the days when the battleship ruled the seas.
Above: A formidable formation of fighters approaches the Royal Navy
Battleships: Busy being sunk since Milton Bradley%26rsquo;s 1940s board game
But this follow-up to Battlestations: Midway isn%26rsquo;t all about the eye candy.
Battlestations: Pacific%26rsquo;s main draw is still the series%26rsquo; unique blend of action and strategy. At one moment, you%26rsquo;ll be manning an anti-air turret on a battleship, swatting down waves of Kamikaze fighters. In the next, you might be barreling through the skies in a fighter plane or bombing an enemy cruiser to smithereens.
Besides the option to control each of your individual units directly, you%26rsquo;ll also be able to issue sweeping commands to your forces like a real-time strategy.
Above: We love dirty details. Check out the grime on the camera
Above: When you%26rsquo;re not directly controlling your units, you can jump to the map for some RTS action
Battlestations: Pacific is scheduled to set sail for the 360 and PC this April. Expect more details on how this sequel holds up to Battlestations: Midway as its release date draws nearer. In the meantime,head herefor more exclusive screenshots of the Force Z battle fleet in action.
Feb 17, 2009