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