Project Aces, the internal Namco Bandai team behind the Ace Combat series, is using the Wii remote/nunchuck combination in a unique way with Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces. You control your plane with the nunchuck and fire a mounted machine gun by pressing the Z button. The remote acts as a throttle, tilt it forward to speed up and pull it back to slow down. It sounds like Project Aces simplified the control scheme from the Ace Combat 6 flight stick peripheral and implemented into Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces.
Japan gets the aerial dog fighting game on October 16 and no North American date has been announce. While this looks like something Namco Bandai will release internationally there is a licensing issue. Sky Crawler: Innocent Aces is based on a series of Japanese novels and the first one was released as a full length anime movie by Production I.G. earlier this month.
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