Over G Fighters flying onto Xbox 360

Ubisoft announces the first modern jet-fighter game for Microsoft's next-generation console.

Last December, Ubisoft had the distinction of announcing the first combat flight sim that would hit the Xbox 360 in the US, Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII. Today, the company announced it would also publish Over G Fighters, the second North American entry into the genre for Microsoft's next-generation console. Though still unrated, the game is set for release in June 2006.

Previously known as World Air Force, Over G Fighters is being developed by Japanese publisher Taito. It will allow players to fly a whole squadron's worth of modern jet fighters, including the F-15E Strike Eagle, F-16C Fighting Falcon, F/A-18C Hornet, Su-27 Flanker, MiG-29A Fulcrum, F-117A Nighthawk, and US Air Force's spankin'-new F-22A Raptor.

Over G Fighters' single-player campaign will sport more than 80 missions set during a fictional "modern-day global conflict." The missions will be set in the skies above various international locales, and will feature branching submissions. Up to eight players can join in multiplayer or cooperative levels via Xbox Live.

GameSpot took Over G Fighters for a test flight at the 2005 Tokyo Game Show--read our hands-on for additional on-site intel.

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PSP360Gamr83
PSP360Gamr83

the PS3 seems great but microsoft seams to be gettin all the good games. GO US!

GastaS
GastaS

M$ rocks! they are owning sony in their home territory heeheheheh

bradlibby
bradlibby

Hope it's great game. I love the Airforce and I can't wait for this game to come out.

ufopuller
ufopuller

UBIsoft is always good for something

Fatality4u
Fatality4u

This game looks very realistic and a ton of fun, I can't wait.

rencie
rencie

Sweet...it's about time we get more variety in console games. I'll blast Danger Zone when I play Over G. :-)

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

the visuals will probably be nice. i'll be passing on this though....

VFA-102
VFA-102

I played the early build at the Tokyo Game Show. Can't wait to dogfight a F/A 18F Super Hornet, which will be nice since I fix them.

gdogg4210
gdogg4210

great, a great looking flightsim not of the ace combat series and i lack a 360, now what was the ps2 flightsim where you bomb mechs called ?

Paul_TheGreat
Paul_TheGreat

This game looks no better than Ace Combat: Zero Belkan

JesseZinVT
JesseZinVT

It will never reach the level of the Ace Combat series. Maybe in its inevitable sequels though...

Malten
Malten

I hope it will have as many features as Test drive unlimited, that would be nice :D

FoxHoundADAM
FoxHoundADAM

I don't know if they will be able to top Ace Combat but it sounds good.

Mantis_248th
Mantis_248th

Ihope it takes the AceCombat direction in terms of realism. Dont get me wrong I play Falcon4 but that type of sim shouldnt be found on a console.

frankeyser
frankeyser

i would like a good new fighter sim. i have been let down too often though when it comes to good fighter sims.

eXists
eXists

Can't wait, finally after no good flight sims on the original Xbox, this game is looking great.

jnealg
jnealg

I just wonder if this is more sim or arcade like... flight sims are usually tough.

4esth
4esth

Hopefully it's like Ace for PS2. Or the Jetfighter series on the PC. I wanna drop nukes!!

Sturm08
Sturm08

Co-op single player dogfighting is the most interesting thing I've heard in a while. And if even half of the 80 missions are good -- this is gold.

flintgijoe
flintgijoe

Never really cared much for flight sims... But variety is a good thing.

ferrarimanf355
ferrarimanf355

Wouldn't it have made more sense for Square Enix to publish this game, since they own Taito now?

hundredfirst
hundredfirst

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