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A New Star Wars Flight Combat Simulator? Yes, please. 18 Dec, 2013 / 4 comments

Disney / LucasArts has surprised everyone by announcing a new Space Combat game. While it doesn't have the much loved single-player campaigns that made the X-Wing series so popular, it's a welcome return to the cockpit for Star Wars fans. Here's what we know;

Star Wars: Attack Squadrons isa free-to-play space combat game for PC, being developed by Area 52 Games, in conjunction with Disney Interactive and LucasArts. It allows players to customise and tune "popular Star Wars ships" like X-Wings and TIE fighters and will support dogfights of up to 16 players.


Signup for the Beta at the official website here.

So, lets hope this is a first, tentative step back into the Space Combat genre, and Larry Holland's number has been passed on to the Mouseketeers at Disney...

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    Jones Jr on 21 Dec, 2013, 09:04…

    Jennifer

    I have to say I'm actually liking the Disney-helmed LucasArts so far. Now they just have to announce games based on some of their non-Star Wars licenses and I'll be completely sold.



    What she said!
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    Melancholick on 18 Dec, 2013, 19:32…
    ... those are some blinged-out starfighters. Hopefully, there's an option to put neon runners and gold rims on your TIE's wings, courtesy of the Death Star's apparent on-base chopshop.
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    elTee on 18 Dec, 2013, 18:24…
    This is fucking typical! A new Star Wars game trailer, and I enjoyed it? I give up.
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    Jennifer on 18 Dec, 2013, 07:40…
    I signed up for the beta. Hope it's fun. :)

    We've had 2 fun casual games this year, an announcement for a return to a fan favorite franchise, and now a return to LucasArts' Star Wars roots with space combat.

    I have to say I'm actually liking the Disney-helmed LucasArts so far. Now they just have to announce games based on some of their non-Star Wars licenses and I'll be completely sold.

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