I was playing around the PlayStation Store the other day when I saw something that caught my eye ““ the demo of 1942: Joint Strike. Video gamers of this generation may not remember this game but I am sure those who hail from my generation will be excited to hear about the release of this video game.
Here’s GameSpot’s take on this:
Capcom has been hitting its stable of classic franchises hard as of late, delivering to Microsoft and Sony’s online platforms such arcade-inspired hits as Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, and Bionic Commando Rearmed. Today, Capcom said that its next classic redux, 1942: Joint Strike, has counted out its whole nine yards and will take wing on Xbox Live beginning July 23, with the PlayStation Network edition arriving as part of Sony’s weekly Thursday update on July 24.
Drawing its inspiration liberally from Capcom’s classic 1984 shoot-’em-up 1942, Joint Strike features the franchise’s signature vertical-scrolling 2D action, in which would-be aviators sail the unfriendly skies in “a seemingly WWII-like era.” Emphasizing this break from historical accuracy, Capcom notes that Joint Strike will feature new weapons and power-ups.
You can just imagine my excitement when I played the demo for the first time. What can I say? It does not disappoint. The graphics are reminiscent of the original looks and I can say the same thing of the sounds. The demo does not give you anything near enough to satisfy, to be honest. I really want to buy this game.