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Wing Commander coming to 360?

Siliconera spotted an interesting entry on the ESRB website. It seems that a Wing Commander title from Electronic Arts was recently rated for the Xbox 360 (it got an E). The game's full title is Wing Commander Arena. Wing Commander, for those who don't know, is a classic PC series (it also became an awful movie). This opens up more than a few questions. First, will the game be a retail release or an Xbox Live Arcade port of an older title? The fact that it's already rated means it must be complete, and we find it hard to believe that a new retail title would have remained under wraps this long. Besides, the ESRB has provided us with plenty of good XBLA leads lately.

Of course, the most important question of all: will Wing Commander Arena feature Mark Hamill?

See also:
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J.Goodwin1

2-21-2007 @ 3:15PM

J.Goodwin said...

Makes sense.

EA bought out Origin Systems, and they've talked up putting some of their classics on XBLA. I loved Wing Commander, and even more so, loved Privateer.

I would totally buy that.

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lord hobo2

2-21-2007 @ 3:18PM

lord hobo said...

i love wing commander played so much of it, i do hope it's coming xbla

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Viridium3

2-21-2007 @ 3:18PM

Viridium said...

OMG I need this!

I just finished WC1 yesterday (for maybe the millionth time), and have moved on to WC2 yet again. I love playing through WC1-5 at least once a year.

WC Prophecy was the first game I used my Voodoo2 card on - so gorgeous!

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Jack the Ripper4

2-21-2007 @ 3:19PM

Jack the Ripper said...

Ohmygodohmygodohmygod, GEEKGASM! When I was a little kid, my parents wouldn't let me play the Wing Commander games because one of the actresses in the game was a porn star. Now I am a man, and I can finally see what my friends were talking about at school. Yeeees, yeees, mmm, yeeeesssss.

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RHP5

2-21-2007 @ 3:20PM

RHP said...

Wing Commander was such a cool title back on the PC, and one of the things I always thought about, was that there's never been a really great space action game on the 360. Star Trek was just okay.

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aragorn6

2-21-2007 @ 3:32PM

aragorn said...

EWWW EWWW EWWW EWWW EWWW!!!!

Dont get me wrong, I know what this game was, and I appreciate how it introduced the idea that maybe two buttons isn't always enough.

but EA? Plus William Spector is the steven spielburg of videogames.

NOW GIMMIE FREESPACE 3!!!!!

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J.Goodwin7

2-21-2007 @ 5:05PM

J.Goodwin said...

Well, what are you gonna do? If you want Wing Commander or Privateer, it's going to be published by EA. They own the rights.

And I do want. Unlike Madden or any of their other shit.

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Eric8

2-21-2007 @ 5:12PM

Eric said...

Wing Commander III on the 3DO is still one of my favorite games of all time. If it is a continuation of the story from III and IV, I'm all over it. If it's anything else, I most likely couldn't care less.

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moore9

2-21-2007 @ 6:34PM

moore said...

aragorn: what? who the fuck is william spector?

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aragorn10

2-21-2007 @ 6:54PM

aragorn said...

doh! I mean warren spector. dur.

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DrReaper11

2-21-2007 @ 7:35PM

DrReaper said...

I will get this if its a new title. If its a rerelease of the older titles I am not interested as I have already beat all of them.

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Boff12

2-22-2007 @ 6:08AM

Boff said...

Only yesterday I was thinking that there's a big open hole in the market for space action games like Privateer and Freelancer.

Definitely looking forward to this.

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