US, March 18, 2008 - With Ace Combat 6 flying loops on the Xbox 360, many Wii owners have been wondering if Namco's legendary flying series would ever get a taste of waggle through the Wiimote. While there's still no word on a Wii version of Ace Combat, the latest issue of Famitsu confirms something that could be just as good: a new flying game for the system from the makers of that series.
Bandai Namco will be bringing Sky Crawlers to the Wii, the magazine reveals. Based off the novel and the upcoming animated movie of the same name, but featuring an original storyline, the videogame version is being developed by the folks behind the Ace Combat franchise.
In addition to the high quality visuals we've come to expect from the Ace Combat series (go take another look at the PS2 versions -- they still look great!), Sky Crawlers will make use of the Wii's unique control setup for direct controls. The Wiimote will be used as your throttle, with the nunchuck used as your control wheel.
Sky Crawlers will hit Japan this Summer, presumably around the time of the movie's August 2nd release.