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Oxfordshire – January 28 th 2014 - Leading simulations publisher  Excalibur ( http://www.excalibur-publishing.com) is pleased to announce its licensing deal with 1C Game Studios, for the rights to publish  RISE OF FLIGHT – CHANNEL BATTLES EDITION  by 777 Studios in the UK only.

Rise of Flight puts you into the air over the Western Front during WWI where brave pilots fought each other for control of the sky high above the bloody trenches. In aircraft made of canvas and wood, they battled to the death and while some survived to become legends, most met with certain death. Do you have the skills and the courage to become an ACE?  The Channel Battle Edition includes a special Channel Battle mission-set with missions over the English Channel and more than 25 additional AI aircraft. Fighters, bombers and recon planes fill the sky and you can choose if you wish to fly in Multiplayer mode or on your own for your squadron.


·         10 Legendary fighter and attack Planes: Felixstowe f.2a, Sopwith Camel, R.A.F. S.E5a, Nieuport 17c.1, Nieuport 28c.1, SPAD13.c1, Fokker DR.1, Fokker D.VII, Pfalz D.IIIa, AlbatrosD.Va

·         Channel Battles map

·         Training, Quick Mission generator, Campaigns, Single Missions and Historical Career modes

·         Highly detailed cockpits and engines with complex flight and physics models for extreme realism

·         Accurate weapons and ballistics for intense dogfights

·         Over 125.000km² of detailed French terrain with seasonal textures

·         Moving clouds, rain drops, snowflakes, turbulence and wind

·         Adjustable difficulty levels

·         Enhanced graphics and visible effects

Product Information:

Title:                         Rise of Flight – Channel Battles Edition

Publisher:           Excalibur

Genre:               World War I Flight Combat Simulation

Street Date:       7 th February 2014  

RRP:                  £39.99

Format:             PC DVD

Barcode:            5060020477416  

To download screen shots, the UK pack front and other assets, please visit:


For UK press enquiries, contact: Richard Barclay on richardb@excalibur-publishing.com or 01869 338833 or richardb@excalibur-publishing.com

About Excalibur Publishing

Excalibur Publishing and Extra Play (its budget label stable mate) form the publishing arm of parent company Contact Sales Ltd. Founded in 2004, Excalibur Publishing is proud to be the only independent UK owned publisher with a high street presence both at home and overseas. A success story built on a solid foundation of high quality products and a trusted reputation throughout the interactive entertainment industry, its dynamic team of experienced industry professionals is led by Robert Stallibrass who brings nearly 30 years' experience in computer games sales and marketing to the forefront of the business. Excalibur Publishing offers a mix of engaging standalone PC games and simulations such as 2012’s award winning Euro Truck Simulator 2, Farming Simulator Platinum, Police Simulator 2 and Fritz 13 Chess and is no stranger to the UK sales charts. A range of titles can be found at retail stores throughout Europe and all of the major UK retail outlets including PC World, Currys/Dixons, Game, independent stores and online at Amazon and Shopto.net. 

About 1C Game Studios

1C Games Studios (1CGS) is a division of 1C Company that specializes in the development of new and exciting PC games. 1C Company specializes in distribution, publishing and development of business, entertainment and educational software. Founded in 1991, 1C has become the largest publisher and distributor of computer and video games in Eastern and Central Europe. 1C Company is widely acknowledged as a game developer and has several internal studios. Internal development of 1C includes IL-2 Sturmovik series and Theatre of War series. 1C Company works as a publisher and producer with over 30 independent development studios and has produced over 100 projects for PC and consoles including titles like Rig'n'Roll, Space Rangers, Soldiers: Heroes of World War II, Faces of War, Men of War series, Perimeter, Fantasy Wars, Death to Spies, King’s Bounty: The Legend, King’s Bounty: Armored Princess, King’s Bounty: Crossworlds and King’s Bounty: Warriors of the North.  For more information on 1C please go to our website at  www.1cpublishing.com  


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