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Combat Flight Sim 2 takes to the skies

Microsoft announces that their World War II Pacific flight sim is finished, and due on shelves next month

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While Microsoft's long-running "Flight Simulator" series is a decidely pacifist experience, where the most excitement you can have is doing a barrel roll in a Boeing 747 over Heathrow, the software giant has also spawned a more violent flight sim series, imaginatively titled "Combat Flight Simulator". The latest installment takes the action out into the Pacific during World War II, with well over a hundred missions to fly as either the Americans or the Japanese.

Today Microsoft have announced that the game has "gone gold", meaning that it is now complete and a master copy has been sent off for duplication. Microsoft are expecting it to hit shelves in the UK around the end of October, so keep your eyes peeled! In the meantime, to celebrate the announcement a new movie showing off the opening cinematics has been released on the game's official website.

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