The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces

By Jamie Love - July 3rd, 2009

Sky Crawlers

XSEED Games has announced that they’ll be bringing The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces to North American Wii owners this holiday season. On the surface the game offers two things I’d very much like to see materialize – a solid flight game for the Wii and a story that attempts to break the monotony attached to flight games – with SkyGunner serving as the shining and solitary exception to the rule.

Using the Nunchuck as the flight control stick and the Wii-mote as the throttle makes simple and straight-forward sense. Assuming my faith in developer Project Aces is well founded – does Ace Combat ring a bell? – I’ll gladly pick up the Wii-mote and perhaps finally be free to focus solely on flying rather than remembering control schemes.

As for the narrative, colour me legitimately interested. The story involves a world invested in a tense peace after decades of conflict. The solution for easing or distracting the masses is the creation of war as a sponsored event between corporations using contracted military personnel, with this new war becoming a mass media show that replaces society’s instinctual need to fight. A rookie pilot codenamed, “Lynx” is working his way up the ranks of the Sky Crawlers while a secret military project attempts to make pilots immortal.

Sounds completely awesome as far as I’m concerned.

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  2. Posted on Jul 4, 2009

    minus the secret govt project part this sounds like a plane version of Robot Jox. I’m really not sure if I want a flight game that isn’t Ace Combat 04 but I’m at least interested and I do like to get games for my Wii.

  3. Posted on Jul 4, 2009

    you’re a hard wolf to please 😉

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