1942: Joint Strike Now Available on PLAYSTATION Network and Xbox Live Arcade - Gematsu
1942: Joint Strike Now Available on PLAYSTATION Network and Xbox Live Arcade
posted on 07.23.08 at 11:31 AM EST by (@salromano)

Capcom has released their new 1942: Joint Strike upon us today as a downloadable game on the PLAYSTATION Network and Xbox Live Arcade. The game goes for 800 Microsoft Points on the Xbox 360 and $9.99 on the PLAYSTATION Network.

The game features 2-player online cooperative play, updated graphics, and a brand new music score by Norihiko Hibino, who is known for his work on the Metal Gear series. Hit the jump for the pressy and full details on the game.

The next chapter in the 194X series blasts its way onto your next-generation console

SAN MATEO, Calif. — July 23, 2008 — Capcom® Entertainment, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that 1942: Joint Strike is now available for download on PLAYSTATION®Network and Xbox LIVE® Arcade. 1942: Joint Strike is rated Teen by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) and is available for 800 Microsoft Points or $9.99 on PLAYSTATION®Network.

1942: Joint Strike takes inspiration and influence from the ‘80s 194X series of World War II-themed vertical arcade shooters. The art, sound and gameplay of the new game take cues from the original 194X games, but will stand out as its own unique entry. Gameplay will resemble the classic top down, vertical action that gamers expect, but enhanced with High Definition 3D graphics. Set in a World War II-themed locale, stages, vehicles and weapons have the look and feel of WWII with some stylistic differences.

The world in which 1942 takes place is not our own and the events that transpire are not historically accurate, nor are they intended to be. This is an alternate world where history and technology developed along their own paths. As a result, players will jump into the cockpits of WWII-era aircraft to take on huge waves of incoming enemy fire, dodging explosions and missiles while challenging huge bosses at the end of each stage. New co-op “Joint Strike attacks” combine the powers of two aircrafts into one devastating barrage.

The new 1942: Joint Strike features 2-player online cooperative play. Graphics and music have been similarly updated by Backbone Entertainment, the developers of this latest entry into the 194X series. There’s also a brand new score for the game created by Norihiko Hibino, an international composer well-known for his work creating music for the Metal Gear® series.

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  • BandAiD

    Can’t wait for tomorrow.

  • FiftyQuid

    I’ll probably shell out the $9.99 for this one too.

  • Ethan

    And for the Trophy ??

  • BandAiD

    I bet there isn’t one here. Sony said Eden was gonna be the first PSN title to have trophy support and that doesn’t release until next week (full version), technically trophy should be in this one regardless because the dev libraries for the trophy system was out for about a year now, and I highly doubt it took them a year to make this game. Thats not to mention even if they were in early dev of the game they couldn’t put it in.

    I asked Capcom if they knew Trophy was gonna be in it, but they didnt comment on it, or rather give a firm answer to it.

    This game having trophy or not shouldnt stop anyone from buying it, it’s based on one of the best arcade classics ever.

  • Ethan

    yes but if the PS3 version is not “Trophy compatible” i’ll buy the 360 version.
    Thanx for your answer.