BREAKING NEWS: Wing Commander Arena Announced! (February 22, 2007)

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  1. Bandit LOAF

    Bandit LOAF Long Live the Confederation! Staff Member

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    Simple words do not express the excitement of this moment. Wing Commander fans have waited nearly a decade since the release of Secret Ops... and today we learn that our years of dedication were not in vain: Electronic Arts has officially announced Wing Commander Arena for XBox Live Arcade! Arena focuses on multiplayer action, and includes game modes for up to sixteen players at once! Here's the official press release and logo:

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    Original update published on February 22, 2007
  2. LeHah

    LeHah 212 Squadron - "The Old Man's Eyes And Ears"

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    Two words can sum this up nicely: Holy Sh*t.
  3. Frosty

    Frosty a full fledged GF

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    Recruitment for my team begins here, only cool kids are allowed, though. Wimps and posers, leave the hall.
  4. MajorCamKollent

    MajorCamKollent My ride

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    This is huge. I wonder what they're going to do for single player.
  5. alucard

    alucard Spaceman

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    But why only X-Box

    Can someone please tell me why the hell they develope such a goodie only for x-box. I have waited long enough for a new Wing Commander on PC. I still want to know what happened to Blair. I do want a WC6 not a second WC Armada for a console, which cannot beat the hardware of my PC.

    But maybe this will be the beginning of a new Wing Commander decade. We shall hope for it.
  6. Drizzt Do Urden

    Drizzt Do Urden Spaceman

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    I may have to buy an Xbox 360 now. Anyone know what the current best price is on one?
  7. Dyret

    Dyret Super Carrot!

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    Wow... look at that wonderful logo... It even has the little spaceships from the original. This is awesome news!
  8. lxi

    lxi Spaceman

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    sweet jebus.....

    oh man i'm pumped for this...

    i know people will complain about no pc game and don't get me wrong, i would love that but the xbox live is pretty amazing and lots of people use it...

    i think it's fantastic
  9. Blaster

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    This is great news! Hopefully it will be available on the PC eventually so even more people will get the chance to play it.
  10. Pedro

    Pedro Vice Admiral

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    WOOHOO!

    WOO

    FREAKING

    HOO

    Oh and EA has been calling for ideas from its employees for space combat, but sales of the genre have apparently been a cause for concern.

    So everyone buy buy buy and prove them wrong!
  11. AD

    AD Finder of things, Doer of stuff Staff Member

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    I've got a gamertag... Now I just need an x-box 360
  12. Mav23

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    Wow looks like I'll actually be frequenting the Wing Commander section of the site on a regular basis now. Oh wait, well at least the WC Arena portion! :D

    Awesome news!

    Edit: AD, lovin' that GamerTag!
  13. LeHah

    LeHah 212 Squadron - "The Old Man's Eyes And Ears"

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    Time to dig out that nose art you and LOAF were making.
  14. PeteyG

    PeteyG I can have an avatar now

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    dude. this is, like, whoa.
  15. Gaal Dornick

    Gaal Dornick Spaceman

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    Next question: Will this be out on PC?
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    I haven't posted in years, but I've been checking out the site every once in awhile...saw the news on IGN and came straight here!

    To say I'm ridiculously excited is an understatement.
  17. Capn Johnny

    Capn Johnny Cap'n Johnny

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    Hmm.. any guesses on what the gameplay will look like?

    My guess is a top-down action shooter ala SubSpace, but with fancier graphics and whatnot..

    I guess we'll find out soon enough.

    -Capn J
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    Woooa, after all these years...

    I dont believe that after all these years I finally got to play something fresh again (I just wonder about the joystick part though) Hehehe, anyway, I knew when I received my christmas present (xbox-360) good things were to come soon :D

    best regards,

    RG
  19. Pedro

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    We *might* see it on PC oneday, XBox Live was supposed to be well integrated with Vista, it wasn't, but we may eventually see live arcade games for PC, still I would be surprised if many games were released retroactively like that.
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    Yeah, this news is kind of bittersweet for people without an xbox or access to broadband

    Still, it is great that Wing Commander is making a comeback!

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