After Burner Climax finally coming home: to XBLA April 21 & PSN April22



After Burner Climax takes off April 21 on XBLA April 22 on PSN

by James Ransom-Wiley { Mar 29th 2010 at 10:00PM } Xbox PlayStation

Not many of us have the good fortune of taking a soak in a hot tub

time machine and waking up in 1986, the year the fighter jet pilot

officially became the raddest job on the planet. Fewer still know the

whereabouts of a decent arcade that has an After Burner Climax

cabinet, the 2006 revival of Sega's classic air combat franchise.

Thankfully, in less than a month, all of us can experience the glory

of stopping a nuclear inferno from within the cockpit.

Sega of America has dated the Xbox Live Arcade release of After Burner

Climax for April 21, followed by an April 22 release on PSN. [Update:

Sega Europe Ltd. has confirmed the same release dates for Europe.] The

publisher did not announce a price for the downloadable title, but the

Japanese version was previously priced at the $10 equivalent.