Jetlag has found that GameTap has released a 'commercial' advertising the original Wing Commander's addition to their service. A special video now plays while you're downloading the game (and at other points in the service). The voiceover narration they've come up with is especially cool... and very respectful towards the game!
Welcome to the war. The Confederation needs you. We've held off the bloodthirsty Kilrathi for some twenty years, but they are relentless. One pilot, one savior, could turn the tide of this entire conflict. Is it you? Play the space combat game that launched a thousand immitations: Wing Commander, coming to GameTap.
Fans of Origin's other big series will be interested to learn that each of the five available Ultima titles feature a brief video introduction by Richard Garriott himself. You can download the Wing Commander trailer here (1.1 mb, .WMV format).
Flat Universe Event Pushed Out
Pilots who were looking to try their luck in this weekend's Flat Universe tournament will have to wait a little longer as they work through some lingering issues. The Maslas Brothers have pushed the competition out to next weekend to ensure they have a more stable build for everyone. While you're waiting, check out the Destiny's Way in-universe magazine for a glimpse into the backstory behind the game. (2018-06-23)
Wing Commander Meme of the Day: Sexy Cat
Flat Universe Tournament Fast Approaching
The final countdown starts now for this weekend's big Wing Commander Flat Universe tournament. It happens at 16:00 UTC June 23-24, and interested players should register by Friday. There are some very cool multiplayer modes that will be deployed in the new version of the game and even a spectator mode. (2018-06-21)
Spanish Special Operations are Extra Special
After seeing the Spanish WC2 that Christian Klein recently acquired, the next natural question was whether DROSoft had also localized the Special Operations. The answer is yes, and it comes in an awesome double pack just like the Spanish Secret Missions! Both are in the same box with the game summaries translated side-by-side on the rear of the packaging. (2018-06-20)
Join The Terran Confederation Space Force!
FekLeyrTarg has released his mini Wing Commander fan film. It takes the form of a recruiting commercial that could be used during the Kilrathi War. There's a nice mix of assets here from a Privateer-style building to Sabre fighters to the hefty Rigakh class cruiser. (2018-06-19)