Straight from the Sega Europe Blog, After Burner Climax is coming to the XBLA and PSN in Spring 2010. That’s Euro-Spring though, so I’m thinking Autumn for us. No regions exclusions mentioned, (not that we find that out before launch very often) but Sega has been pretty good with their XBLA releases, so I’m willing to take it on good faith. I’d wondered while playing Bayonetta if there was any deeper meaning to the Sega franchise references in there, and now perhaps we have evidence of some brand synergizing going on. With Project Needlemouse revealed to be the much-requested return-to-form of Sonic, what Sega franchise would you like to see revived (aside from Shenmue) next?
I dunno much about jets, what is that, an F16-alike? I also don’t know much about the process of licensing military hardware for videogames, so maybe there’s a reason they get called stuff like “Super Hornet” and “Super Tomcat” – hell, now it’s starting to sound like something someone actually would call a fighter jet. I’ll admit to never really getting into After Burner in the past, its blazing speed and nauseatingly required manuevers always put me off putting any money into the arcade machines, this looks to keep that trend, but maybe as an digitally distributed title I’ll pick it up. Also, did anyone else notice the screen real estate the Playstation branding occupies versus the XBLA logo?