Good news everybody and especially to the Kickstarter backers, as Wings : Remastered Edition which is an overhaul of the arcade/flight Amiga simulator Wings, is due for release this week! Developed by Cinemaware and after a successful second Kickstarter launch, Wings : Remastered is a World War 1 dogfight combat game intermixed with top down bombing runs and strafing missions in an arcade theme.
This release has been eagerly waited by the fans as many gamers still remember the classic Wings release on the Amiga from 1990. It earned some of the highest reviews of all Amiga games and still has a huge fan base across the world with high priced originals being sold on Ebay.
Although purists will still prefer the original, the latest remastered edition pretty much overhauls the entire game in the graphics department, from both the dogfighting missions to the base briefings and original cutscenes. But keeps the core gameplay intact as that area was almost perfect and didn't need to be touched!
Before and After
According to Cinemaware, Wings Remastered is being readied for release on the PC, with a mac version following shortly after (depending if no technical issues are found). The Android and iOS versions will be finished up over the next 2 weeks, as they require additional, specific changes and adaptations to their input (touch) interfaces and many controller adjustments. In addition, Wings (1990) Amiga Emulated Edition is also coming along and will hopefully be available to all of you in PC, iOS and Android formats soon - with Mac a strong possibility!
We are getting close to launch day - in fact, VERY CLOSE, as our current goal is to make Wings! Remastered Edition tentatively available by end of tomorrow!
The team is still working incessantly on the final touches, bug fixes, content adjustments and so many things that are necessary to get a project like this into your hands. Of course, there are always things to improve and polish is a never-ending exercise, but we now feel it's important to get the main version of the game into your hands so that you can get playing soon!
However, if additional fixes or technical issues prevent us from launching the game by tomorrow (Sept. 30th), we will make it a goal to get the game out the door on a DAILY basis! We are almost there!Head on over to the latest Kickstarter update and look forward to a release any day now!