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After Burner Climax Winging Onto PSN, XBLA This Spring

Although we've been missing the long-running and critically acclaimed Ace Combat series this generation, the PS3 has still seen some solid flight titles, like IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey and Heroes Over Europe.

But those were historic flight games featuring planes from yesteryear; what about some bad-ass modern jets? Well, if Ace Combat won't come to the rescue, at least we can turn to the After Burner series, which will be returning to the PS3 and Xbox 360 via the PSN and XBLA this spring. You probably haven't heard much of the franchise because there have been only two entries released in the past 15 years; one was After Burner: Black Falcon for the PSP (released in 2007) and the other was a relatively obscure arcade game called After Burner Climax (released in 2006). The latter will be coming back in digital download form and PSN users will also get the benefit of Black Falcon, too. According to GameSpot, After Burner Climax will give you three different planes and 20 stages, along with that nifty "climax" ability which lets you go all Max Payne-like in the air. Basically, you can slow down time for easier missile locks and evasive maneuvers, which of course means you aren't looking at a simulator.  Just up and go.

Sega's AM2 team, responsible for the likes of various classics ranging from Out Run to Virtua Fighter, is at the helm for Climax. We're getting a ton of content for the PSN these days but this one is kinda unique. It definitely adds some flyin' flavor, you know?

Related Game(s): After Burner Climax

1/30/2010 10:48:14 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (20 posts)

Jawknee
Saturday, January 30, 2010 @ 11:25:59 AM
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Man I loved this arcade. Just might get this.

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fluffer nutter
Saturday, January 30, 2010 @ 11:32:48 AM
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I loved this series as a kid so I'll most likely get this on day one. It'd be really cool if they revived G-LOC: Air Battle, as well.

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coverton341
Saturday, January 30, 2010 @ 11:50:07 AM
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I remember After Burner on the Sega Master System. If I can afford this I will be getting it.

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Scarecrow
Saturday, January 30, 2010 @ 12:30:09 PM
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Haven't played a 3D flying shooter (?) in YEARS...

This might be worth getting

I miss the Ace Combat days of ps1. There was actually a lot of experimentation within this genre back in the 1990s (even the Crash games had flying levels)

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joem
Saturday, January 30, 2010 @ 12:38:05 PM
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Brilliant! I remember playing After Burner on my Sega Master System years ago as well, here's hoping this is as addictive.

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CH1N00K
Saturday, January 30, 2010 @ 1:27:52 PM
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It would be nice to get a couple of flight games onto the PS3, the only modern one I've enjoyed so far was HAWX.

And afterburner? man that takes me back to the sega days.

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Razgriz916
Saturday, January 30, 2010 @ 1:48:13 PM
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Oh thats awesome! This could be a warm-up for me until the next Ace Combat comes out.... whenever it does.... -_-

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SympoziumPawa
Saturday, January 30, 2010 @ 1:58:15 PM
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It was always gonna happen it was first rumoured on a 2006 Playstation 3 magazine and now finally its to be released on the PSN now if only Sony upgraded the store to enable pre-orders since this is a day one purchase for me!!

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fatelementality
Saturday, January 30, 2010 @ 3:05:04 PM
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Best.......arcade.......EVER!

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KingRed
Saturday, January 30, 2010 @ 4:46:08 PM
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I will be getting this day one!! I was just playing this last week at Dave & Busters.

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Temjin001
Saturday, January 30, 2010 @ 5:02:08 PM
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I just hope it releases in America. I remember when Outrun was announced for PS3/360 a year or two ago for the US and UK, and then, for some reason, the US version got nixed. I wonder why. Perhaps there's some sort of Ferrari licensing issue I don't know about.

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fluffer nutter
Saturday, January 30, 2010 @ 5:38:46 PM

Yeah. I'm a bit bitter about seeing Outrun on people's trophy lists but not on mine. I could order it through my English account but I'm lazy.

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goodgamer
Saturday, January 30, 2010 @ 5:14:37 PM
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ythe autor is clearly a 360 fan boy

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fluffer nutter
Saturday, January 30, 2010 @ 6:03:47 PM

I read the article by Brendan Sinclair and I didn't note anything that pointed to him being a "360 fan boy". Did you mistake this for another article by him?

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BIG_E
Saturday, January 30, 2010 @ 6:42:57 PM
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Im still missing ace combat.Namco WTF,are you waiting for ps3 ace combat please



































































































































































































































































































































































































































Last edited by BIG_E on 1/30/2010 6:43:47 PM

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Jawknee
Saturday, January 30, 2010 @ 7:55:28 PM

Dude, WTF?

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BikerSaint
Saturday, January 30, 2010 @ 10:24:02 PM
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Damn, Big_E,
that's got to be the longest sentence box I've ever seen.

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fluffer nutter
Sunday, January 31, 2010 @ 2:35:32 PM

That's what she said.


:O

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___________
Sunday, January 31, 2010 @ 12:41:09 AM
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only decent fighter sim ive played on the ps3 is tom clancys HAWX.
the controls were a little difficult to get use to and were slow to respond but it was a decent game.
gota take what you can get because its slim pickings these days for fighter jet games.
developers come out with a game thats the same as every other and bi*** because it does not sell.
it never ensures to them that maybe if we made a game of a genre thats lacking in offerings they may have more success.
for example FPS have so many freaking titles out there and almost every day theres a new one announced.
but there is no car combat games, or decent platformers or decent fighter jet games, or decent survival horror games.
im 99% positive rebellion would of had more sucsess making a game of one of those genres than a crappy shooter like rouge warrior.
developers want to extract no effort what so ever and sell through the roof you can only do that in a deserted genre.
so what do they do?
they go and make a game in a genre thats so flooded it would have to be jesus freaking christ to sell well.

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erislocker
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 11:45:54 AM

i agree with the blank poster above
I'm tired of all the FPS... reeeeeeally tired.
i miss good unique games (AC, unsharted, LBP, etc).
in fact, i don't know which games to buy anymore they all seem the same or boring at least.

fighting, racing, flying, multiplayer (offline), etc...
i find that those categories need some improvement.
anybody has suggestions on which games one should have (in these categories, and not mentioned above), i welcome them...

but i really think these categories are lacking...

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