Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Flight Sim

GOG.com adds X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter, X-Wing Alliance, and more

GOG (PC) More LucasArts Releases Announcement - Screenshot 1 (X Wing vs Tie Fighter)

Flight sim fans rejoice! When GOG.com added X-Wing and Tie Fighter to their library, the service noted that there were plans to add more of LucasArts’ popular but neglected catalog to the service in the near future. It seems that those plans are now coming to fruition with the announcement that six Star Wars titles have been added today, several of which are making their long-awaited digital debuts: X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter, X-Wing Alliance, Galactic Battlegrounds, Battlefront II, Dark Forces, and Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. If one of your old favorites wasn’t mentioned, fear not, 12 more titles are scheduled to go live over the next ten days.

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PC News

Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ announced for New 3DS XL

Ace Combat Horizon Legacy Plus (3DS) Announcement - Screenshot 1

A previous Ace Combat entry will be returning to join the New 3DS XL’s launch library with the reveal that Bandai Namco has Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ prepped for a day-one release. Both a 3DS version and another for New 3DS XL will be available on February 13. The re-release will feature all of the content from the 2012 original plus reworked controls for New 3DS XL to utilize the C-stick and ZL/ZR buttons. A new batch of screens was also released, one of which features a ship sporting a rather nice Luigi-themed paint job.

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Cinemaware Anthology: 1986-1991 compilation now on Steam

Cinemaware Anthology 1986-1991 (Mac, PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Cinemaware has announced the launch of Cinemaware Anthology: 1986-1991, a collection of some of their biggest titles. The $9.99 digital release includes 13 games, and for those released on multiple operating systems, the option to play either the Amiga version or PC MS-DOS version. All of the included games have been updated to run on Windows 7 or 8 and will come with a digital version of their original manual and soundtrack in MP3 format. The full list of titles is available below.

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PC News

GOG.com adds Tie Fighter, X-Wing, Monkey Island, and more

GOG (PC) LucasArts and Disney Deal Announcement - Screenshot 1 (Tie Fighter)

Several of us here have been waiting years for this news: GOG.com has added Star Wars: X-Wing Special Edition and Star Wars: Tie Fighter Special Edition to their library. Actually, the service added six games in total as part of a new deal with new license holders Disney Interactive, including Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Sam & Max Hit the Road, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. All are fantastic, but the two space-based combat flight sims in particular have been sorely missed. And this isn’t all. This batch represents only the first wave of a 20-plus-title deal.

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PC News

Ace Combat Infinity update adds new crafts, missions, and parts

Ace Combat Infinity (PS3) Update Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new patch has gone live for Ace Combat Infinity. The free-to-play title is being expanded with five new aircraft, an increased level cap for 15 craft, nine new aircraft parts, seven new campaign missions, new special raid missions for Stonehenge and another limited-time mission, and the ability to view rankings for allies and rivals. Full details can be found below.

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PlayStation 3 News

Ace Combat Infinity, Soulcalibur Lost Swords pass 1-million mark

Ace Combat Infinity (PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 5

Ace Combat Infinity, the series’ first free-to-play entry, passed the one-million-download mark during May, according to Bandai Namco. To celebrate, Project Aces will gift every player who checks their notification about the commemoration before August 18 a free special aircraft, the Mirage 2000-5 -White Tiger-. The studio’s other free-to-play title, Soulcalibur Lost Swords, also surpassed one million downloads. A One Million Download Campaign was kicked off in honor of the milestone, and from July 9 to 23, players will be able to battle through a new campaign as well as take on special quests to unlock Ivy, Astaroth, and gift items.

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PlayStation 3 News

Free-to-play Ace Combat Infinity takes off, now on PSN for PS3

Ace Combat Infinity (PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ace Combat Infinity, the first free-to-play entry in the series, has gone live for PS3. Available on PSN, the Project Ace-developed Infinity includes a single-player campaign, where players take on the role of a mercenary in the near future, and co-op missions. Alongside up to three other pilots, players will face off against another team to take down the most enemies. Progress opens up customization rewards for virtual pilots to tailor their craft in both single player and multiplayer. A series of special launch events were also announced, and details for each are available below.

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PlayStation 3 News

Ace Combat goes free to play with PS3 exclusive Ace Combat Infinity

Ace Combat will be returning later this year as a free-to-play release for PS3. The Project Aces-developed Ace Combat Infinity will feature a new storyline set in a campaign that takes place in the near future, which is hinted at by the enhanced tech in the new teaser. Co-op play will also be supported for up to four players, with two teams of two competing to inflict the most damage.

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PlayStation 3 News

(PC Review) Strike Suit Zero

(PC Review) Strike Suit Zero

“… an exciting new space-based combat flight sim that promises a bright future for Born Ready Games.”

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PC Reviews

Ace Combat Assault Horizon: Enhanced Edition now available for PC

Ace Combat Assault Horizon (360, PC) Multiplayer Detailed Announced - Screenshot 4

Ace Combat Assault Horizon: Enhanced Edition is now available for PC. The $34.99 set includes the base game as well as several DLC packs that add additional skins, skills, and maps, plus seven new aircraft. Multiplayer uses Games for Windows.

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