Smoking guns and spinning rotor blades Bohemia Interactive has announced the first official DLC for Take On Helicopters:

Take On Helicopters: Hinds .

Shifting focus to a more combat-oriented experience, Take On Helicopters: Hinds puts players in the seat of the most iconic and revolutionary military gunship ever: the Hind.

Creative Director Jay Crowe points out:

With Take On Helicopters, our goal was to strike a balance between pure gaming story-driven scenarios, challenges, time trials and an authentic experience of flying a helicopter. Of course, thats a tough job, but alongside the accessible controls, difficulty settings and optional assists, were glad to find a big range of people having fun flying helicopters in Take On.

Our game doesnt demand you to have any previous flight (game) experience, nor does it matter if you want to play it with mouse-and-keyboard, a gamepad or, for that matter, a full-blown cockpit-setup. In that sense, the civil-aviation context not to mention the wonderful Seattle as the setting of Take On Helicopters was ideal, as it allowed us to create a fun set of missions, whilst keeping the primary focus upon flying helicopters.

On the other hand, after launching the game, we felt there was room to complement Take On Helicopters with a more action-packed experience. Our Hinds DLC is perfect for those who are seeking the adrenaline rush of flying a classic military gunship and getting into combat.

Take On Helicopters: Hinds includes the Mil Mi-24 V, Mi-24 P and Mi-35 Super Hind helicopter gunships (with over 25 different liveries), a brand new set of singleplayer challenges, 5 time trials and new competitive multiplayer scenarios.

The release date is set on Thursday 15 March 2012, when it will be available for download at, Steam, Desura and several other online stores.

Take On: Hinds!

  • Range of Hind Variants - Mi-24 V, Mi-24 P and Mi-35 Super Hind models included.
  • Realistic Sound Effects - Samples recorded from real-life Hind helicopters for an extra level of detail.
  • Paint Schemes - Over 25 different liveries, covering most nations operating the gunship.
  • Singleplayer Challenges - A variety of light, medium & heavy airframes & cockpits modelled with stunning detail.
  • Singleplayer Challenges - A set of gameplay challenges showcasing ground attacks and aerial support.
  • Time Trials - Put the helicopter through its paces in 5 tough timed checkpoint races.
  • Multiplayer Gameplay - New adversarial scenarios available over LAN or Internet; battle it out against other Hind teams.
  • Military Content - Expanded military content of all sorts: weapons, vehicles and static objects.
  • Retractable Landing Gear - Functional wheels, wheel brakes and manual retracting.
  • Improved Weapons Systems - Enhanced targeting of guided missiles.

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