2K and Firaxis Games, the critically acclaimed studio responsible for the award-winning XCOM®: Enemy Unknown*and Sid Meier’s Civilization® series, are excited to announce the launch of Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol™ today for iPhone and iPad.

From the legendary game designer himself, Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol is a new mobile strategy game based on WWI air combat that allows players to relive history as they pilot the skies in defense of their base camp and allies. Challenging gamers to embrace their inner military aviator, Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol invites players to lead a team of Aces through various campaigns across Europe as they simultaneously upgrade skills, improve aircraft, and much more.

“2K’s critically acclaimed triple-A game design experience is being brought to bear on the burgeoning mobile market,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “Sid Meier is a gaming legend with a strong pedigree of groundbreaking strategy and simulation titles and his latest creation, Ace Patrol, sets a new watermark for mobile game design.”

“Our teams at Firaxis Games have jumped at the opportunity to develop mobile titles, myself included,” added Sid Meier, director of creative development for Firaxis and lead programmer on Ace Patrol. “Our passion for great game design is fueled by the opportunity to have such an enormous audience of mobile gamers experience high-quality strategy titles like Ace PatrolHaunted Hollow and XCOM: Enemy Unknown for iOS.”

Whether a Sid Meier enthusiast, dogfighter and/or WWI aficionado, players are sure to find Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol a high-quality strategy game that is fun, innovative, and true to Firaxis’ tactical core.

Key Features Include:

–          Piloting a selection of 30 vintage and historical WWI aircrafts through more than 120 missions;
–          Building out a team of Aces that each offer a special skill set to expand gameplay options;
–          Upgrading and promoting the top fighter pilots throughout the course of the campaign;
–          Playing Turn-based Single-Player, Two-Player Hot-Pad or Asynchronous Multiplayer through Game Center.

Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol is now available to download for free from the App Store on iOS devices worldwide. For more information, please visit the App Store or visit 2K forums, here.