Excited about more handheld Wing Commander? So are a lot of people -- Kris has collected articles from all around the world about the news. To recap, several retailers are have begun listing "EA Replay," a PSP game that includes fourteen classic console ports... including Wing Commander and The Secret Missions. It's scheduled for an October 3rd release. Here's the word:
ComputerAndVideoGames - EA Showering PSP with Retro Love?
Finally, for those who've asked, the screenshots we've attached are not of this new release -- they're simply Wing Commander I still pictures displayed on a PSP. It's really a versatile little machine...
Here's an important reminder - our delayed birthday trivia contest is still open. No one has submitted entirely correct answers yet! If you did not attend our party and would like to win a Wing Commander IV DVD (the nice kind!), answer these questions:
Yahoo!Games - EA to Release PSP Retro Comp?
PSP World - EA Retro Game Collection Surface
QJ.NET - EA Replay: Retro EA Games Coming to the PSP
PSX Extreme - PSP Getting EA Collection
Sony Joystiq - Yet Another Classics Compilation, This Time From EA
Q1: How do you return to the WC3 installation program after the game is installed?
The questions look hard, but the correct answers are all located in plain view in the newly opened sections -- check the links in our birthday update for details. E-mail your responses here.
Q2: What type of generators allow the Flux Beam gun to cause major damage?
Q3: During the making of Wing Commander Prophecy, what other movie's lost scenes did Mark Hamill talk about?
Q4: What company designed the Freij and Frej MK II?
Q5: After his accident, Lev Arris recieved a letter from Hermes Off-Planet Control. Americans know the author as Ian Esperanto... who wrote the letter in England?
Upper Memory Block Walks Down Memory Lane
The Upper Memory Block podcast has kicked off a fun play-through of Wing Commander 2. Game streaming is a common pastime this days and there are lots of folks out there recording their Wing Commander sessions, so we don't highlight them all. But UMB is a big fan of the Wing Commander series, and they have a lot of similar contemporary interests to Wingnuts. (2018-03-22)
Homeworld Mod Deploys Black Lance
It's a big week for the Homeworld Remastered Mod! Their long-awaited Black Lance upgrade has now been released. Fans can grab it at either the Steam Workshop or ModDB, but users with a current copy will get the update automatically. (2018-03-21)
New WC Toolbox Expands WC2 Campaign Support
The WC Toolbox has gotten smarter with another new update. Version 4.2. (2018-03-20)
Kilrathi Fleet Gets Large Scale LLOD Upgrades
A couple of monster models have made their way into the Last Line of Defense project. Using some newly discovered information, Deathsnake has scaled up his fearsome Rigakh cruiser. Fairly credible stats imply it's even larger than the Confederation class dreadnought! (2018-03-19)
Black Lance Transport Certified For Covert Cargo
After leading the charge with a pair of exotic Black Lance designs earlier this year, DefianceIndustries has circled back around and completed the Evansville class transport that we see in Wing Commander 4. It has a fairly sleek profile for a transport as well as oversized engines, which form a pretty effective combo. There's no better way to sneak clandestine cargo to out-of-the-way places! (2018-03-18)