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Sid Meier's Ace Patrol comes in for a landing on Steam


2K Games' Sid Meier's Ace Patrol is breaking right from iOS Duty into Steam Patrol, and is available right now on Valve's distribution service for Windows PC at a price of $9.99.

The free-to-play tactical dogfighting game made its debut on iOS in May. It's a game we thought offered "high levels of play packaged in a simple, intuitive interface." Ace Patrol is free to sample on iOS devices right now.

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Sid Meier's Ace Patrol™ Now Available on Steam

Legendary game designer Sid Meier's first strategic aerial combat game hits PCs worldwide

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New York, NY – August 27, 2013 - 2K and Firaxis Games today announced the launch of the critically

acclaimed turn-based strategic aerial combat game, Sid Meier's Ace Patrol™, on Steam. Now available

to download for $9.99 on Windows® PC's worldwide, Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for Steam is a premium

version of the free-to-play iOS title, which launched in May 2013. The title currently boasts a 4.5/5 star

user rating on the App Store, and allows gamers to relive WWI history as they pilot the skies in defense of

their base camp and allies.

"At Firaxis, one of our biggest objectives is to deliver great games to our fans on platforms they're

enjoying," said Sid Meier, director of creative development at Firaxis and lead designer/ programmer on

Ace Patrol. "Since the launch of Ace Patrol on iOS, the team has been thrilled by the glowing praise

we've received, and we're very excited to now provide the same strategic experience to fans on PCs."

As the legendary designer's first strategic aerial combat game, Sid Meier's Ace Patrol has garnered

strong critical praise:

• "If you have any love for Sid Meier, strategy games, aviation sims, or just darn good games you'd

be crazy to not give this game a shot." – Touch Arcade, 5 out of 5

• "Sid Meier's Ace Patrol is good – really good – for a debut effort, and more than worth a spot in

your iPhone or iPad's library." – Gamezebo, 4.5 out of 5

• "Sid Meier's Ace Patrol is a fantastic strategy title that any fan of aviation or the genre will

absolutely appreciate." – 148Apps, 4.5 out of 5

• "Sid Meier's Ace Patrol is a deceptively deep, highly polished and surprisingly addictive look at

the strategy behind old-school dogfights." – Mac|Life, 4 out of 5

• "Civilization guru Sid Meier took a welcome crack at mobile gaming and succeeded with his turnbased dogfighting game set in WWI." – Modojo

"The overwhelmingly positive response from both fans and media alike surrounding the launch of Sid

Meier's Ace Patrol has made it impossible to ignore the title's potential," said Sarah Anderson, SVP of

Marketing at 2K. "2K is honored to be a partner to such an incredible game designer, and excited to see

his latest project now grow beyond an iOS exclusive title and become a fun and innovative entertainment

experience for both online and mobile gamers everywhere."

Whether a Sid Meier enthusiast, dogfighting and/or WWI aficionado, players are sure to find Sid Meier's

Ace Patrol an engaging strategy game that is true to Firaxis' tactical core. Sid Meier's Ace Patrol

challenges gamers to embrace their inner military aviator by inviting them to lead a team of Aces through

various campaigns across Europe, as they simultaneously upgrade skills, improve aircraft and much

Sid Meier's Ace Patrol is rated T (T for Teen) by the ESRB, and is now available to download for $9.99

via Steam for Windows® PC. For additional information, please keep an eye out for updates on the Sid

Meier's Ace Patrol Facebook and Twitter pages.

2K is a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

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