This is the Star*Soldier gloss for the first controller page:
CONCEPT: There isn't much to asy here: these were a late addition to the manual (which allowed some last-minute expansion of the timeline). They're the only pages requested by Electronic Arts - my guess is that they saw the next-to-last draft, decided it was cool and then wanted something regular players could understand. They may seem out of place, but they're probably what ultimately allowed for the booklet's print run!
- The Confederation symbol in the background is a nod to the Kilrathi Saga's beautiful multi-game input reference card.
- You may have noticed that both the Wing Commander Arena and Xbox graphics are kind of crummy. We had to put these pages together fast and didn't have time to go through the motions to access official graphics... the controller is taken from Xbox.com and the Arena graphic is from the EPK. Note the thick black lines around the buttons to disguise how crummy their edges look.