Online magazine Games Radar has posted a new preview of Wing Commander Arena! Like many others, this article is very positive about the gameplay. Here's the summary:
Wing Commander Arena may be an extremely downsized version of the epic 3D space shooters it took its name from... but it's an extremely upgraded version of the retro shooters we usually see on Xbox Live Arcade. The 16-player combat and wealth of options might win over even the most disgruntled of original Wing Commander fans. We'll find out this summer, when the game is scheduled to go online.
They also have a nice long video clip of the capital ship mission... unfortunately it's in a highly compressed Flash format. You can view it online here.
- Video - "Sneaky Cam" (29.8 mb, .AVI)
- Video - "Sneaky Cam" (20.8 mb, .FLV)
We took some time yesterday to collect all the recent data and put a new coat of paint on our Wing Commander Arena Ships Page. The article now includes all the hanger images released to-date set alongside specification charts for each ship. You can go ahead and learn their guns, missile and devices (where known)! There's also a new "cameos" section, archiving some of the cool background ships which have appeared in recent previews (like the Longbow and Centurion). The next time you find someone talking about how Arena doesn't have any classic Wing Commander elements, show him the ships page!