Peanuts mascot Snoopy the beagle has taken on many roles during the series' incredibly long run, from a struggling writer to a hockey player to the persona of Joe Cool, but none are as inexorably linked to the character as the World War I flying ace. Straddling his doghouse wearing pilot goggles and a scarf, Snoopy imagined himself as the ace in his trusty Sopwith Camel, taking to the skies to do battle with the sinister Red Baron.
Gamers eager to re-create those legendary dogfights without the pesky need for imagination can look forward to Namco's Snoopy vs. The Red Baron, today announced for a fall 2006 release on the PlayStation 2, Xbox, PlayStation Portable, and PC.
The game will feature more than 50 single-player and cooperative missions, customizable planes, and six environments. Snoopy vs. the Red Baron will also include team multiplayer, versus multiplayer, and battle modes.
Snoopy vs. the Red Baron is being developed by Smart Bomb Interactive, the company behind Namco's upcoming kart racer Pac-Man World Rally, due in summer 2006.