Reports from all time zones confirm that EA Replay is now available throughout the United States! Anyone should be able to find a copy at their local GameStop or equivalent store.
On a personal note, I've got mine! I picked up Replay in the birthplace of Wing Commander, Austin, TX. The game plays exactly like the SNES version of Wing Commander, and it features a very nice menu system that provides information and extras for each game. We'll have more in-depth commentary in the next several days... once we take a break from playing.
For now, here's a look at the whole package! Wing Commander received, by far, the largest bubble on the back of the case... with nothing for Ultima.
The release of EA Replay has given many Wing Commander fans another reason to celebrate their favorite series once again. Earlier this week, we channeled a little bit of that excitement with a themed contest. A group of dedicated Wingnuts stepped up and shared what they were feeling at Crius.net. They each earned avatars, but we also said one winner would get a copy of EA Replay for their effort. And that lucky fan is... AD! Instead of a more direct message, he wrote an elegant sonnet for the occasion (14 lines for 14 games!). Although we can't give each participant a copy, we really appreciate each fan's submission to the thread. We're here today because everyone continues to share their enthusiasm with one another in this way. You can find all the entries here.
Awake, I lay here so expectantly
a palming renaissance is near at hand
comfort in sleep a fleeting memory
The current generation's games are bland
Usher, universal media disc!
Send forth waves upon the sea of gamers
Their eyes shall see the folly and the risk
entropy of design does meet players
Yet Electronic Arts has lit a flare
a beacon of hope Replay aims toward
A reminder of it's creators care
Let our victory spur others forward?
Mankind is still locked in a deadly war…
The near future will need me one time more