Ubisoft to publish Heroes Over Europe

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Over four months ago, Transmission Games severed all ties to their Heroes Over Europe publisher, Redmile Entertainment, due to breach of contractual obligations. Milestone payments weren't getting paid to the Melbourne studio developing the title, and Redmile was placing blame elsewhere. Things were definitely looking grim for the sequel to IR Guru / Transmission Games' critically acclaimed Heroes over the Pacific flight action game.

But here we are, with Ubisoft announcing that it will be publishing Heroes over Europe, scheduled for worldwide release in September on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and the almighty PC.

(press release)

US, July 2, 2009 - SAN FRANCISCO - Today Ubisoft announced it will be publishing Heroes Over Europe, a flight combat game designed for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system, and Windows-based PC. The sequel to Heroes of the Pacific, the World War II flight combat game, Heroes Over Europe builds on the game's impressive legacy with intense dogfights, a highly detailed realistic visual presentation and even more online options.

"We are pleased to be bringing Heroes Over Europe to retailers worldwide," said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Ubisoft. "The action-packed gameplay and realistic imagery in Heroes Over Europe will help bring some of history's most exciting air battles to life for an experience that gamers will enjoy."

Developed by Transmission Games in Melbourne, Australia, and powered by an all-new engine, Heroes Over Europe is set to raise the bar for flight combat games with the all new "Ace Kill" close combat action, four online modes supporting up to 16 players and fully customizable aircrafts with localized damage. Visually, the game takes no prisoners with meticulously rendered environments including faithful recreations of London, Berlin and the French Alps, and ultra-realistic iconic warplanes of the era, all presented in stunning high definition graphics.

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Anonymous's picture

Good for them!

Anonymous's picture

Not sure why Transmission always seem to change publishers in the middle of their projects - but great news anyway.

Anonymous's picture

Doesn't it explain why in the first paragraph?

Anonymous's picture

As I said, some kind of publisher related shenanigans always seems to happen.

souri's picture

You know, I could've sworn I link to the original news item in there, but apparently I didn't. If you want to read more on that, the details are here:

http://www.tsumea.com/australasia/australia/news/170209/transmission-gam...