World Exclusive Desert Strike Remake Underway!

EA beefs up classic franchise for current-gen outing.

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World Exclusive – Desert Strike Remake Underway!
Electronic Arts is set to dust-off the 16-Bit classic franchise Desert Strike, we can exclusively reveal today, as part of a new strategy undertaken by the company addressing under-exploited and dormant IP.

The game is in production in the US for Xbox and PlayStation 2 with a PC version to follow and will be a "...hugely expanded 3D version of the original", we were told today by an anonymous Electronic Arts source.

The game will be shown either at E3 or in the days before the May show and will be one of EAs biggest games of this year, as it is expected to hit retail in the US and Europe in time for Christmas 2004.

Desert Strike was one of the best-selling third-party games for the MegaDrive when it was released back in 1992 and was subsequently released for Commodore Amiga, Atari Lynx, Game Boy, SNES, GameGear and Master System.

Annoyingly, little more is known about the new game at this point, other than what we were told this morning. Our anonymous source went on: "DS will retain the essential arcade playability of the original thats the whole point of the franchise. Were not going down the whole helicopter simulator route, which I think is the right thing to do. It will be a mission-based affair, just with more depth and variation than the original. Its looking good and will be a riot to play".

Excellent news, indeed. Well keep you updated with all the latest information and media from the game as it trickles through from official sources.


DoctorDee 19 Feb 2004 17:58
What the world really needs is Dessert Strike. A Game that combines helicopters, bombs and pudding.
el rey 19 Feb 2004 19:43
Can a remake of Mad Dog McCree featuring the talents of Captain Lou Albano from beyond the grave, AND expanded 3-D immersive capabilities be far behind??
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