Top Gun game landing soon. Great Balls of Fire!

Top Gun

Top Gun is an iconic film of the 80s, with a solid sound track, fast jets and a Kawasaki GPz900R motorcycle. You may or may not have been aware that a new video game from DoubleSix on the PlayStation Network for PS3 is due for a summer 2010 release. Today we’ve had some further details on what will be making it in to the game.

The player will be joining Maverick and Goose in an arcade fighter jet game with an all-new dialogue and storyline written by the film’s screenwriter, Jack Epps, Jr. Word has it, you will be able to buzz the tower.

The game is to feature three single player modes which include Flight School, where pilots enroll as Maverick at Top Gun Academy and train to handle the breakneck speeds of hitting the “after burner” and the “tunnel vision” that poses a threat during high G-force maneuvers. Campaign Mode which, after training to be the best of the best, players join the fight above the Indian Ocean for 11 total missions at various times of day and Horde Mode where solo players get to test their flight combat abilities as they take down endless waves of enemies of increasing difficulty. Top scores will appear on leader boards. Remember, no points for second place.

Online players can enlist in the US Navy or join the Soviet air forces and go head-to-head with opponents in five different modes: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Top Gun (choose your wingman and compete against enemy pairs), Bombing Run (defend and attack mobile bases) and Capture the Flag. Players can choose to battle at three times of day across multiple environments.

When it comes to jets, Top Gun will feature the F14 Tomcat, F16 Falcon, F/A-18 Hornet, MiG-31 Foxhound, MiG-29 Fulcrum and the Su-27 Fulcrum. No MiG-28 you ask? Well, they didn’t actually exist.

So there’s no bike vs. car racing or oiled-up beach volley ball, but I can’t wait to be going Mach 2 with my hair on fire. Even after all these years I still feel the need, the need for speed. Let’s just hope its name is going to be on the right plaque and not with the alternates.

Marty Greenwell

Marty has been gaming since the heady years of the ZX-81 and still owns most of the gaming systems purchased since those days, including the Atari 2600, ZX Spectrum, SNES, Jaguar, Dreamcast and GameCube. Being a collection junkie (or more accurately, hoarder), he buys more games than he can possibly play, far too many of which are still sealed in their packaging. Marty favours RPGs and Driving games when it comes to genres, and is possibly a little bit too addicted to Disgaea. When not gaming he’s out frightening OAPs on his motorcycle, clad in black leather.

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