Victory at Sea: Pacific wants you to watch the skies

By Joe Robinson 16 Jul 2018 3

Victory at Sea: Pacific is the sequel to Evil Twin Artworks very excellent Victory at Sea, a more RTS-style war/strategy game that leans more on the arcade side of the spectrum. Pacific focuses solely on the Pacific theatre, and we’ve been trying to keep tabs on the game’s development as we wait.

Victory at Sea features in our list of the best naval warfare games.

It’s to our shame then that we somehow utterly failed to notice an update they put on July 10th looking at the planes the will be featuring in VaS:P:

With the increase in scale in Victory At Sea Pacific we needed to let the player have greater control over planes. In the original Victory At Sea you could tell a carrier to attack a port or fleet and the planes would fly off, do their thing and return.

In the new Pacific game, the added threat of enemy fleets sneaking past you meant that players not only needed to tell planes where to hunt but also to target specific objectives. With this came the need to introduce more specialist plane types as well. Based on feedback from the community we are also looking at players being able to swap out payloads.

With a specialist plane role, comes specialist planes, and ETA have published a list of all of the plane types that will be available at launch. There’s also talk of swappable payloads:

  • Aichi D3A Val
  • Aichi E13A Jake
  • Boeing B-29 Superfortress
  • Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
  • Curtiss SC Seahawk
  • Douglas SBD Dauntless
  • Douglas TBD Devastator
  • Fairey Barracuda (Dive-bomber)
  • Fairey Barracuda (Torpedo-bomber)
  • Fairey Fulmar
  • Fairey Swordfish (Bomber)
  • Fairey Swordfish (Torpedo-bomber)
  • Grumman F4F Wildcat
  • Grumman F6F Hellcat
  • Grumman TBF Avenger
  • Hawker Hurricane
  • Kawanishi H8K Emily (ASW)
  • Kawanishi H8K Emily (Bomber)
  • Kawanishi H8K Emily (Torpedo-bomber)
  • Mitsubishi A5M4 Claude
  • Mitsubishi A6M Zero (Fighter)
  • Mitsubishi A6M Zero (Kamikaze)
  • Mitsubishi F1M Pete
  • Mitsubishi G4M Betty (Bomber)
  • Mitsubishi G4M Betty (Ohka)
  • Mitsubishi G4M Betty (Torpedo-bomber)
  • Nakajima B5N Kate
  • Nakajima B6N Jill
  • PBY-5 Catalina (ASW)
  • PBY-5 Catalina (Bomber)
  • PBY-5 Catalina (Torpedo-bomber)
  • Short Sunderland
  • Supermarine Walrus (ASW)
  • Supermarine Walrus (Bomber)
  • Supermarine Walrus (Observation)
  • Vought F-4U Corsair
  • Vought Kingfisher
  • Yokosuka D4Y Judy
  • Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka

We’ll try and keep a closer eye on things going forward, but we’re very much looking forward to getting our hands on this game.

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