Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies Prepares To Soar To Steam and iOS This Fall (Video)


It turns out that “Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol” was just the beginning.

Just the beginning of the “Civilization” creator’s invasion of mobile gaming, that is. There’s more World War II strategic dogfighting heading our way before the fall is over, as 2K and Firaxis Games announced today that “Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies” is coming to iOS devices and Steam before the year is out.

As the name implies, “Pacific Skies” has its sights set on airborne, turn-based battles in another theater of WWII. This time, players will take to the air in famous American and Japanese aircraft, flying both army and navy fighters on a variety of missions. And those missions will take place in historic locations like Pearl Harbor, Midway, and Guadalcanal, adding that extra dose of authenticity to the proceedings.

If the first chapter in this episodic series was any indication, expect customizable pilots, a bevy of aerial moves and special abilities, and a game that forces you to think before you move or shoot. It’s set to be a premium game (meaning you’ll have to pay for it), but if it’s as good as the debut installment, it’ll be worth paying to download.

Oh, and it won’t take itself too seriously. As proof, here’s the video 2k and Firaxis released in conjunction with the announcement. No footage, just yuks: