Get ready to feel the need - the need for speed, that is - in Deadly Skies III, the first instalment of Konami's aerial combat series to take off on PlayStation 2. After test flights on other consoles, DSIII sees the action reaching new altitudes, with improved visuals, an increased roster of characters and plenty of officially licensed planes.
The game's twist-filled plot concentrates on Delta Squadron, a crack unit of heroic pilots committed to protecting the world from danger, and their efforts to deal with their greatest adversary yet.
Choose from one of the 20 members of the Squadron and guide your chosen hero through the 60 squad-based missions that unfold alongside the plot. Initially you'll be tasked with destroying installations, convoys and weapons facilities, but as the story progresses you'll find yourself breaking out of the Earth's atmosphere and dealing with an even greater threat in space.
Over 130 aircraft are available to you, each with individual characteristics that make them ideal for specific pilots and missions. Among the officially licensed and highly-detailed craft are the MiG-29SMT Fulcrum C, the F-15E Strike Eagle and Eurofighter Typhoon, as well as WWII propeller-class planes and even the Vic Viper from Konami's classic Gradius series.
- 60 futuristically-themed missions
- Fly in accurate recreations of real-life craft
- Highly intuitive controls
- Take on intelligent CPU opponents on Earth and in space