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[SKY DRIFT] Love-child of Crimson Skies and WipEout
OK first up I acknowledge that the name is a bit nonsensical (they're from Hungry, maybe the air is sufficiently different over there that'd allow you to drift in it), but I reckon this game looks pretty sweet.
I clicked because I saw Crimson Skies, what is this game?
It's an arial combat game with WipEout inspired handling (it looks like you use both yaw and wing-flaps of the plane, sort of like turning and air-braking) with an assortment of track-pick-up items to blast away or shield yourself from other racers, in a realism-inspired locales. If you've played Warhawk on the PS3 the handling looks fairly similar. Here's a teaser trailer that shows you most of what you'll want to know
And for a more thorough breakdown, here're some developer diaries
You don't really have to watch those, it appears to be exactly what you think it is. Considering the next WipEout is months away and the genre of "arcade racing + shooting" is pretty damn stagnant compared to last years flood of Blur, Split/Second and Modnation Racers, I'm really looking forward to this.
What sort of details can you give me about the game?
- 33 racing events on several reversible tracks and various settings
- 8 planes with 32 racing skins
- 6 kinds of Power-ups
- Several multi- and Singleplayer game modes like SpeedRace or Survival
- 8-player online multi-player (no local multi by the looks of it)
What is it on and when is it due?
It's due to release on XBLA and PSN later this week. It's also due for a PC release (hopefully Steam, but nothing is up there yet) a little later on. I haven't yet seen any prices either, but my hunch says about US$15-$20.
I'll be picking this up on Steam once/if it launches there, how about anyone else?