“The sky was a maelstrom of exploding bombers, twisting tracers, flaming parachutes, and Robert’s own burning fighter... then his engine quit!”

FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA is an air-combat action game based on the historical events of America’s secret volunteer squadrons that flew against Japan in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theatre of WW2.

Get ready to swoop the skies of Asia as FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA reawakens a diverse set of historical WW2 air-battles, including the Japanese Christmas-raids on Rangoon in 1941, the Flying Tigers’ first combat over Kunming in China, the Battle of the Salween Gorge, “Hump” escort missions over the Himalayas, the Invasion of Malaya, and the Japanese conquest of Burma, to name a few.

FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA offers a fresh take on air-combat action gaming with TrazerTime™ slow-motion precision firing, a full-blown single-player campaign, unrestricted multiplayer, a variety of arcade-style combat maneuvers, and more!

  • Based on historical events. Recreates the clandestine operations of the American Volunteer Group, aka the Flying Tigers, in fighter, bomber, gunner, reconnaissance, torpedo and night missions.
  • A fresh variant of WW2 air-combat gaming. Introduces TrazerTime™ slow-motion precision firing while offering a diverse mix of arcade-style combat maneuvers, photo-realistic graphics, a full single-player campaign, action-packed multiplayer modes, eventful weather effects, and much more!
  • Multiplayer for up to 16 players. Coordinate devastating air-attacks in TEAM DOGFIGHT while providing cover for one another, outdo all enemies in MASTER OF THE SKIES, or go aerial base hunting in CAPTURE THE FLAG.
  • Pay once and play! Get the full experience, multiplayer included, for a single payment. No micro-transactions or any F2P-elements. A limited number of DLC expansions may be released with new content not directly related to the historical events the Flying Tigers.
  • Memorable third-person aerial action. Soar the skies of southeastern Asia in the CBI (China-Burma-India) Theatre of WW2 in American, British and Japanese aircraft.
  • Exotic lands of the Far East. Locations include Burma, the Himalayas, Thailand, China, the Indian Ocean, Malaya, and more!
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“The sky was a maelstrom of exploding bombers, twisting tracers, flaming parachutes, and Robert’s own burning fighter... then his engine quit!”

Sweden, May 29, 2017
-- Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China (“FTSOC”), the historical air-combat action game based on the events of America's secret volunteer squadrons who flew combat in Southeast Asia during World War 2, launches today on Steam in 13 languages including English, German, Russian and Chinese.

Published and developed by Ace Maddox, FTSOC was created in Steam’s Early Access program allowing the development team to gather ongoing feedback from the game's community while iterating, improving and adding new content and features to the game on a near-monthly basis for over a year and a half.

The Digital Deluxe Edition, also available today, contains the Paradise Island DLC which includes the Phi Phi Islands dogfight and multiplayer map, and two amphibious fighters: the Japanese A6M2-N “Rufe” and the US Navy SC-1 “Seahawk”, plus the digital soundtrack OST featuring original music from the game.

Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China is priced at $14.99/€14.99/£10.99 for the standard version, with the digital deluxe edition costing $18.99/€18.99/£13.99.

FTSOC is available in 13 languages: English, Spanish, French, Polish, German, Portuguese-Brazil, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Russian, Italian, Czech, Turkish, and Japanese.

Review Requests (Keymailer): Keymailer.co
Download "Sharkbite" Launch Screens EPK: FTSOC-Sharkbite-EPK.zip
Download Launch Teaser Video Source (MP4): FTSOC-Launch-Teaser.zip
Steam Store URL: store.steampowered.com/app/365810
YouTube Channel: AirCombatAction.TV

Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China is rated 17+ M for Mature by the ESRB.



FEATURES:

  • RARELY DEPICTED AIR-BATTLES OF WORLD WAR 2
    Action-packed campaign recreates the clandestine operations of the American Volunteer Group in fighter, bomber, gunner, reconnaissance, torpedo, and night missions.
  • APPROACHABLE TAKE ON AIR-COMBAT
    Features TrazerTime™ slow-motion precision firing, arcade-like combat maneuvers, sim-style pitch & roll controls, moody weathers (including thunderous monsoons, beautiful sunsets and misty dawns), 20+ Allied and Japanese planes, adjustable mouse & keyboard, gamepad, and flightstick controls, and more!
  • MULTIPLAYER FOR UP TO 16 PLAYERS
    Steam leaderboards eternalize players’ online rankings across five battle modes! Coordinate devastating air-attacks in TEAM DOGFIGHT while providing cover for your comrades, outdo all enemies using powerful rocket weaponry in ROCKET BATTLE VS, or take to the skies to “Capture the Flag” in the FLAGBUSTERS mode.
  • PAY ONCE AND PLAY
    No micro-transactions or F2P-elements -- for a single purchase, you’ll get the full, stand-alone experience -- with unrestricted multiplayer!
  • FLY IN COCKPIT OR THIRD-PERSON MODE
    Soar through the skies of Southeast Asia in third-person or cockpit view in a variety of American, British, Russian/Chinese, and Japanese aircraft.
  • STRIKING RENDITION OF THE FAR EAST
    Faithful environments, beautiful graphics, booming sound effects and an epic-orchestral soundtrack create a lasting impression of the China-Burma-India theatre.

About FTSOC
Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China (acronym: FTSOC) is a historical air-combat action game based on the events of America’s secret volunteer squadrons that helped defend Southeast Asia in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theatre of World War 2 (aka the Second Sino-Japanese War). Secretly recruited under President Roosevelt’s authority, the “Flying Tigers” were officially known as the American Volunteer Group (AVG) and initially consisted of three pursuit squadrons led by the infamous US-China military tactician and airman Claire Lee Chennault.

About Ace Maddox
Specializing in air-combat action games, Ace Maddox is an independent game developer head-quartered in Sweden. Its distributed development team shares a wild interest in combat aviation and arcade games, and is formed by industry veterans with backgrounds in the games, digital media and music industries. Visit AceMaddox.com for more info or follow @AirCombatAction on Twitter.

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Juris3D
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I have this game for some time already (Early Access), and I am glad I bought it. Lovely crafted game, diverse action possibilities. Only thing I still wish is in-cockpit views for all planes (there are for many, just not all). Thanks for game!

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