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Activision announces Apache: Air Assault is coming out soon, like really soon

Being the biggest publisher in the industry, Activision sure knows how to properly promote a game.  Major titles like Call of Duty: Black Ops and Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions gets the full gamut of promotional support from the company since after all they are the big cash earners. But Activision also knows how to terrifically bury a game as shown by the lackluster support behind Singularity and Transformers: War for Cybertron.

Now Activision has somehow outdone themselves in the “vote of no confidence” department as the studio has just finally given a proper reveal for Apache: Air Assault. A revival of the Apache franchise, the game once again puts players in various helicopter based aerial battles. Developed by Gaijin Entertainment, who also developed the WWII flight game IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey, Apache: Air Assault will feature 16 missions spread across the globe such as Central America and Asia.

Apache: Air Assault is aiming to appeal both to gamers who prefer a realistic and arcade experience as the game will features two modes specifically dedicated to providing an arcade and realistic flight experience.  Gaijin proved that they have the chops when it comes to doing a good flight game so I wouldn’t expect anything less from than with Apache.

Though, Activision doesn’t seem to have much confidence in the game based on when it’s being released. Apache: Air Assault will be available on both the PS3 and Xbox 360 on November 9th. Yup, Activision decided to throw the game away to the wolves and release an IP relaunch amidst Call of Duty: Black Ops and about a dozen other high profile games.

Apache: Air Assault is set for a release at retail and I don’t think it’s illogical to say that the game will probably unjustly flop, especially since we haven’t seen a trailer let alone a damn logo for the game. To be honest, I’m surprised Activision just didn’t slap the Call of Duty name on Apache, or maybe they wanted to and the game wasn’t up to their “standards.”  Being a fan of aerial flight games and things exploding in the sky I’m definitely going to check out Apache, and sadly I’ll probably be one of 25 people who decide to do so in November.