Take On Helicopters - the brand new helicopter game from independent developers Bohemia Interactive, creators of the award-winning mil-sim series Arma 2. Built upon over 10 years of experience, Take On Helicopters immerses players within expansive landscapes and an authentic flight model for the complete helicopter-gaming experience.

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The Take On Helicopters Pre-Order Beta rewards those who’ve pre-ordered the game with a generous batch of early-access content, playable above a huge section of the Seattle terrain!

Posted by Dwarden on Sep 15th, 2011

The Take On Helicopters Pre-Order Beta rewards those who’ve pre-ordered the game with a generous batch of early-access content, playable above a huge section of the Seattle terrain!The beta will be available for those who’ve pre-ordered the game from October 4th, while the full game itself now has an official release date of October 27th! Check out the full details and some of the latest screens shots below.

Take On Pre-Order Beta Take On Pre-Order Beta

Helicopters

  • The light and medium civil helicopter classes are included, enabling a wide range of gameplay possibilities.
  • Try your hand at sling-loading, fast-roping, Forward-Looking Infra-Red, low-level flight, and much more besides!

Environment

  • A big chunk of our Seattle environment – including Downtown and the Space Needle – forms part of the Pre-Order Beta.
  • Players can explore their own heliport, and take to the skies above ~30x30km of Seattle – at any time of day, and in any kind of weather!
Seattle Seattle

Free Flight

  • Pick a chopper, and go! This easy-access mode gives players looking to get straight into the cockpit the chance to do just that.
  • Choose from a selection of helicopters included in the Pre-Order Beta, and you’ll be placed in our Seattle terrain, all set to go!
Free flight Free flight

Single Missions

  • The Best Laid Plans – Play a scenario plucked straight out of the middle of our career mode, and learn a little more about Larkin Aviation, and the kind of contracts they’re having to take on to keep their business afloat.
  • Sling your Hook – Shift construction materials above Seattle by sling-line, all procedurally generated, so the mission is different each time you fly!
Contracts Contracts
Sling-line Sling-line

Training

  • Simple Flight – If you know next to nothing about helicopters, but just want to get flying, this is the training mission for you, presenting players with some handy hints along the way.
  • Start Up & Shut Down – We know that just starting up the helicopter can be a challenge, so we’ve included our fully-voiced tutorial, which helps to show you how to do just that.
  • Basic Manoeuvres – Learn the basics of getting your chopper from A to B, by flying though a number of check-point courses, which introduce the principles of level-flight, banking, changing altitude, and more!
Tutorials Tutorials

Time Trials

  • A Bridge too Far – Race above (or below!) some of Seattle’s bridges, trying your best to beat the clock.
  • Railroaded – Beat a tight path into Seattle’s Downtown district, trying to appreciate the view as you struggle to keep your bird airborne!
Time trials Time trials

Multiplayer

  • One of our multiplayer scenarios plus the freedom to create your own mission to play with – or against – your friends!
Multiplayer & Singleplayer Multiplayer & Singleplayer

Editor

  • Our powerful editor is included, where you can create your own scenarios, from simple checkpoint flights, to wherever your skills can take you!
Editor Editor


Checklist

A quick checklist of the features included in the Pre-Order Beta, and those exclusive to launch.

Feature Community Preview Pre-Order Beta Full Game

Light Flight Model

yes yes yes

Medium Flight Model

no yes yes

Heavy Flight Model

no no yes

Military Helicopters

no no yes

Editor

yes yes yes

Free Flight

no yes yes

Multiplayer

no yes yes

Career Mode

no no yes

Challenges

no Limited Selection yes

Tutorials

no Limited Selection yes

Time Trials

no Limited Selection yes

Seattle Terrain

no Limited Selection yes

South Asia Terrain

no no yes

User Mods

yes no yes


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aidas2
aidas2 Sep 16 2011, 7:32am says:

Looks so awesome. Wonder if the Seatle map will be usable in Arma2 or 3?

+3 votes     reply to comment
Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk] Sep 16 2011, 8:47am says:

Actually looks very good now :P

+1 vote     reply to comment
aidy70060
aidy70060 Sep 16 2011, 9:14am says:

Damnit, now I have to decide, do I keep money to buy F1 2011 or do I preorder this :<

+1 vote     reply to comment
nilx2010
nilx2010 Aug 1 2013, 9:49am says:

cool, look more real. Awesome

+1 vote     reply to comment
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