Developed by the relatively old and independent British company Codemasters, Heatseeker will deliver fast-paced modern military flight action, and is set to be the most explosive, destructive and exhilarating arcade aerial combat experience ever, at least if we should believe the developers.
The release of the game is set to the first quarter of 2007, and it will be released on the PS2 and the PSP, in addition to the Wii. Andrew Wensley, Senior Producer for Heatseeker at Codemasters says the following:
“If you like fast and furious action, and blowing everything in sight to bits, then Heatseeker is a dream come true. Expect the greatest military aircraft armed to the teeth with the latest hardware, big explosions, great smoke trails, and gung-ho heroics.”
IR Gurus, the Australian developer behind games like Heroes of the Pacific, are also developing the game, and this is what they have to say about the title: “The Heroes air combat engine is being advanced and getting armed to the teeth with the latest military hardware. It’s set in a realistic now-time world, that’s cohesive and believable, but the speed of play will feel like lightening”
If the two developers can deliver what they promise, we will hopefully see a realistic and fast-paced flight simulator, with lots of explosions and air crafts crashing into the ground. Nothing has been revealed regarding the control mechanics of the game though, and whether or not it will take advantage of the innovative wiimote, but a controll system like the one in Excite Truck, where you tilt the controller in the direction you want the car to turn, could work.
The game will be mission based, and as you progress through the campaign, you'll get to discover the whole world. strapped in to the pilot's seat, you'll fly over the US, to the snowy and cold hell of Antarctica, and the warm beaches of Caribbean, shooting other planes and see them crashing into the ocean along the way.