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After Burner Climax Locks On To PSN, XBLA Dates

"After Burner" is a name that many veteran gamers will recognize, as it was a mainstay in many arcades back in the '80s and early '90s. And now, it's coming back in digital download form.

Back in 2007, handheld owners got After Burner: Black Falcon for the PSP and the year before that, Sega released After Burner Climax in the arcades. According to GameSpot, Sega has announced that the latter will arrive on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace in April. It'll hit the XBLA on April 21 and a day later on the PSN; the former version will cost 800 Microsoft Points and the latter version will cost $9.99. This will be a high-definition jaunt through enemy-infested skies featuring three planes, 20 stages, and "branching paths." Furthermore, true to the game's name, the "Climax" gameplay mechanic will let you slow down time for easier missile locks and evasive maneuvers. A2M is at the helm for this one; they're the same guys who gave us classics like Out Run, Space Harrier and Virtua Fighter, so they know what they're doing.

Recognizable names always seem to do well in downloadable format, probably because they're relatively cheap and many simply like to relive the golden age of gaming.

Related Game(s): After Burner Climax

3/29/2010 9:21:50 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (20 posts)

Xra897
Monday, March 29, 2010 @ 9:57:37 PM
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Getting that jet skiing game over this :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 29, 2010 @ 10:19:26 PM
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Always preferred Top Gun, as difficult as it was.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 3:32:58 AM

Who wouldn't? Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer on the same screen!

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FlyingKickPunch
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 3:47:56 PM

i could never land the damn plane!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 3:59:47 PM

it was a freakin biatch to land.

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Geobaldi
Monday, March 29, 2010 @ 10:50:14 PM
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I kinda enjoyed After Burner back in the day. But for my jet fix, I'm hoping another Ace Combat comes our way at some point.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 1:01:29 PM

I agree with 100%

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Alienange
Monday, March 29, 2010 @ 10:50:47 PM
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These jet airplane games used to be so popular. Nowadays they seem doomed to failure. I certainly don't want to play them.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 1:02:08 PM

That doesn't mean others don't. Doomed to failure seems like such a harsh statement.

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fluffer nutter
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 4:50:23 PM

Don't worry about it too much. He's Canadien. :p

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Qubex
Monday, March 29, 2010 @ 10:52:55 PM
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This looks very good... I may well pick it up :)

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 12:30:26 AM
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Burn After Climax

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Jawknee
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 3:32:04 AM

gawd..

::shakes head giggling while crunching a saltine::

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___________
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 2:09:12 AM
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ahhhh come of it already!
we have a absolute drought of fighter jet games, the best one we have is hawx and thats pretty pathetic because that sucked.
so they restrict it to online download only.
sigh, its deja vu all over again!
its like this sh*t just happens to piss me off!

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 1:03:05 PM

I agree you noname. And for 10 bucks, that's a good deal in my book..

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wakkaoaka
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 3:35:37 AM
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Whens Ace Combat 7 coming out for PS3 :( I'm kinda getting sick of shattered skies...

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Silent_J
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 10:07:57 AM
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Has anyone had problems with psp afterburner? Mine just wont continue after the first stage.I read somewhere that Sony compressed the game .they took it off of PSN and now I feel like I got screwed.

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kraygen
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 11:51:25 AM
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Jet fighters aren't really my thing. They can be fun, but it gets repetitive a little too quickly for me.

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FlyingKickPunch
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 3:50:50 PM
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remember the arcade unit for this? it tilted and rocked and everything! keep em coming, sega, i'll download em all! Space Harrier, Hang-on, OutRun...

OT but i wish they would bring roadblasters to download. i loved that game back in the day.

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Raz
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 4:43:41 PM
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cmon ace combat, WHERE ARE YOU!? T__T

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