Wednesday, April 23, 2008

1942 Joint Strike

I gonna mod my PS3 with a flux capacitor and rock it with 1.21 gigawatts of power and bring us back to 1984, when scrolling shooters were a dime a dozen. I had 1942 for my NES and a friend and I spent the better part of a day cooperatively shooting enemy planes out of the sky. The pseudo WWII setting was cool and the old school planes were fun to "fly".

This summer Capcom is bringing 1942 back with the help of Backbone ent. in a new 1080 p version of the classic!
1942: Joint Strike takes inspiration and influence from the '80s 194X's series of Capcom vertical arcade shooters. The art, sound and gameplay give the player hints of the 194X series, but will standout as it’s own unique entry. Gameplay will essentially be 2D, but the game will utilize a fully 3D engine.

The game takes place during a seemingly WWII like era. Locales, vehicles and weapons have the look and feel of WWII with some stylistic differences. The world in which 1942: Joint Strike takes place is not our own and the events that transpire are not historically accurate nor are they intended to be. This is a world alternate to ours where history and technology developed along its own path.
Key Features
  • Classic arcade style gameplay with 3D HD graphics!
  • New Joint Strike attacks, weapons, and power ups!
  • 2 player co op local or online play!
  • Top Down Vertical Shooter
1942 Joint Strike will be available on the PS Store this summer for $9.99!
For more 1942 Joint Strike screen shots check out
http://www.flickr.com/photos/capcomlost/sets/72157604106891670/