Those of you who picked up and are enjoying Eidos’ Battlestations: Midway for the Xbox 360, the company announced plans to release a new batch of downloadable content in March, including a pair of new battles – Pacific war: The Battle of Sibuyan Sea and The Raid on Truk. Both maps and five new vehicles will be available to download for 600 Microsoft points.
The Battle of the Sibuyan Sea will offer a new multiplayer setting based on one of the major battles of the Leyte Gulf Campaign, described as “the greatest naval warfare battle in history” that resulted in the dustruction of the Japanese fleet in October 1944. In the scenerio, players command either the US Fleet featuring the USS Iowa and USS Enterprise or Japan’s finest fleet, Kurita, featuring the battleships Yamato and the ill-fated Musashi.
The Raid on Truk, on the other hand, is a single player offering based on Operation Hailstone, a massive naval air and surface attack launched by the United States Navy against the Japanese naval and air base at Truk in mid-February 1944. Players command the US Fleet in a four phase battle starting with a P-38 air strike and leading to the command of the USS Enterprise and her screening force.
New vehicles introduced by the downloadable content will include the P-38 Lightning, Nakijima J1N1 Gekko, USS Iowa (BB-61), IJN Shimakaze, and the Type A mini-sub.