Gamescom 2019: Novalogic's classic Comanche rebooted... as a team-based online shooter

Written by Neil Soutter on Tue, Aug 20, 2019 11:51 AM
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Wahey, classic PC gaming franchise Comanche is back! But, er, be warned it’s going in a very different direction than series veterans were perhaps expecting. Comanche (2020) is a reboot of the classic Comanche helicopter action series,  this time shifting the focus to team-based online multiplayer shooting. I think I just heard a yelp of pain at the back there, are you alright?

In a nutshell, Comanche these days takes the form of a team-based deathmatch. Players choose from an array of Comanche attack helicopters and drone configurations before heading out for sci-fi tinged helicopter dog-fights in the skies. 

It’s a far cry from Novalogic’s older Comanche titles and kind of just smacks of using the IP for brand recognition rather than as a base to build a game off. For those who do remember the Comanche franchise though, news of it being an online shooter probably is probably welcomed with a hellfire missile rather than a friendly hug.

Comanche is heading to Steam Early Access in Q1 2020 with a full launch planned later in the year.

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23:11 Aug-20-2019

I can't even read these articles. Ads and a random black background is blocking all the text.

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12:18 Aug-20-2019

i played the hell out of Novalogic's Multi Role Fighter F16 from 2000 till 2017 and would love to go back for the Sim Cade experience man they should really remake the game with a new game engine or make a new f35 game that I WILL PRE ORDER

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12:19 Aug-20-2019

heck give us the entire Fseries in a single game with tons of mission and a mission editor and thats it.

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12:12 Aug-20-2019

I haven't play a helicopter shooter simulator since PS1 days. Maybe I will try it just for the memories.

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12:23 Aug-20-2019

Yeah pretty dead genre these days, was hoping for a single-player campaign or something

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07:32 Aug-21-2019

to be honest if they want to release a game like the original novalogic simcade games they cant really have it be a single plane or a single helicopter they will have to give us a bunch of planes choppers and co-op with lots of single playe

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07:36 Aug-21-2019

single player content and a mission editor and the ability to share it. Competitive gaming is not something that i remember this gamer type ever aimed for. then again its been almost 20 years since such games were played or even made I bet

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07:37 Aug-21-2019

making a game for that crowd would be a crazy risky move financially wise speaking

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09:17 Aug-21-2019

True, but trying to build an active player base for this will be tough I think. Could be surprised, could be great, but I like your idea more

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