Considering the bad taste Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike left in our collective mouths almost 15 years ago, we've always hungered for a proper reboot that harks back to the X-Wing flying, Death Star Trench running magic of the Nintendo 64 original.

Well, there isn't a reboot in the works (not that we know about anyway) but there certainly could have been if this pitch from North American studio Double Damage had fared a little better with EA. The Rebel Galaxy developer wanted to create a flight simulator that captured the feel of the original X-Wing games on PC (a direct precursor to Rogue Squadron), with all the modern improvements you'd expect from an era where sci-fi dogfighting games are firmly back in vogue.

The five-minute long video sadly wasn't enough to convince EA to back the concept, which is a travesty considering it was from a developer that had made a game called Rebel Galaxy! Still, at least we can still sit and watch the Millennium Falcon in a dogfight with Slave-1 and sigh mournfully at what could have been.

Would you love to see Rogue Squadron make a return to Nintendo hardware? Or we stuck with Criterion's Starfighter Assault mode in Star Wars Battlefront 2? Let us know in the usual way... 

[via kotaku.com]