EA Giving Away Free Copies of Star Citizen Director's Classic Space Sim, Wing Commander 3

Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger can be yours free of charge through Origin starting today.

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The latest free game to be offered through Electronic Arts' On the House promotion is Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger, the classic space combat simulation game.

You can claim your free game beginning today through the Origin website or the standalone client. Either way, the full game will be permanently added to your Origin library so that it can be downloaded and played again in the future. Past games to be offered through this promotion include Dead Space and Plants vs. Zombies.

Wing Commander III was developed by Origin Systems--not to be confused with the EA digital distribution service now giving the game away for free. It was released on PC in 1994 before being ported to the 3DO and PlayStation in the following years. Being a product of the mid-90s, it features live-action cutscenes and starred Mark Hamill, best known as Star Wars' Luke Skywalker and the voice of the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series and the Batman: Arkham games.

The game was designed by Chris Roberts (the creator of the Wing Commander series), whose name you may now know as the director of Star Citizen, the space sim game that has attracted more than $49 million in crowdfunding.

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