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GREAT BALLS OF FIRE! Top Gun is Coming to PSN

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Studio Head, doublesix

I gotta do something here, I still can’t believe it. I gotta give you your dream shot! I’m gonna send you up against the best. You two characters are going to Top Gun.

That’s right… Maverick, Goose, Iceman and Viper will take to the sky again in Top Gun, exclusively for PlayStation Network this summer. doublesix is the developer, and Paramount Digital Entertainment will publish the game.


With the help of Jack Epps, Jr. the screenwriter from the “Top Gun” film, we built a game that allows players to relive and go beyond the original film. The film itself uses only a few environments and shows very little actual air combat. So, with Jack’s help, we created fresh action at flight school and added more combat against the Soviets over the Indian Ocean.

Top Gun is a free-flying air combat shooter where, as Maverick, players will blast enemies out of the sky in dogfight battles, obliterate ground- and air-based targets and show off their extreme flying prowess. Campaign mode features three parts: Prologue, where you will be introduced to your Soviet enemy, Flight School, where you will compete against Iceman, Merlin, etc. for Top Gun honors, and active combat over the Indian Ocean. There will also be a single-player Horde Mode and five online multiplayer modes: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Top Gun (choose your wingman and compete against enemy pairs), Bombing Run (defend and attack mobile bases) and Capture the Flag.

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Yes, you can request a flyby.

Yes, the day you can grow a moustache like Goose is the day you are officially a man.

Yes, the development team may have reenacted the volleyball scene many times for creative inspiration. No, you cannot join us.

Any questions?


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UNCyrus said:

May 20th, 10:23 am

Permission to buzz the tower, sir?

Microshock said:

May 20th, 10:25 am

Wow. The graphics looks positively pre-PS2 era. But I like flying games, so who knows?

xaos said:

May 20th, 10:26 am

The crucial question: karaoke minigame to “We Lost That Lovin’ Feeling”?

EIUPaladin356 said:

May 20th, 10:27 am

I better not have to land any planes!

PublicSudoku said:

May 20th, 10:27 am

Sweet! Will it be as impossible to land in this version as in the NES classic? Please say yes!

arnoldmcguire335 said:

May 20th, 10:27 am

This is awesome, like it came out of a Macross game. (Minus the transformations, of course) and at par w/ Ace Combat.

connvict72 said:

May 20th, 10:29 am

looks cool…hopefully it offers more depth than ‘Afterburner Climax’…. “Slider…you stink.”

Tyrsis said:

May 20th, 10:30 am


fernandolins said:

May 20th, 10:30 am

Congrats on the 640×480 resolution!

Talisman77 said:

May 20th, 10:33 am

I’ve still got this on the ol Gamecube lol :3

OMGmyFACE said:

May 20th, 10:34 am

Oh, I must certainly feel the need…

depward said:

May 20th, 10:36 am

Will Goose get his goose cooked like in the film?

Can I see Meg Ryan when she was actually attractive in the game as well?

Can I proceed to go below the flight-deck in training, get chewed out by it, then have some fun with Charlotte “Charlie” Blackwood ?

Can I control Maverick as I chase Charlie on my motorcycle through town to arrive at her house?

Beach volleyball minigame please?

Six-axis implementation of trying to stay afloat as Mav holds Goose’s lifeless body in the ocean after I was too much of a wuss to reach back and activate the seat ejection during a flat spin?

THANKS! Looking forward to this (even if all of that isn’t in the game).

tenshin78 said:

May 20th, 10:38 am

I think its pretty cool to have multiplayer air combat.
“…hopefully it offers more depth than ‘Afterburner Climax’…. ”

Same here.

lookin forward if the price is good, like $10.

shadow2797 said:

May 20th, 10:40 am

You forgot to mention that this is a PSP game, right?

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    James Brooksby said:

    May 21st, 12:01 am

    This game is only planned for the PlayStation Network at this time. Sorry PSPers!

Araba said:

May 20th, 10:42 am

still loving the movie, hopefully this will be something useful…

AnthonyTonyMagic said:

May 20th, 10:44 am

I was going to write something amusing, but then I saw that Depward (@12) had written such a great reply that it wasn’t even worth trying.

@Depward – You can be my wingman any time!

@OMGmyFACE – The need FOR SPEED – ow!

vectorman88 said:

May 20th, 10:47 am

” I have the need: THE NEED for SPEED!”

AWESOME!!! ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! Really excited for this game

coupe of questions

1. Any more detail on single-player and multiplayer?

2.) is this a PSP mini, PS3 downloadable game, PSP game, are there seperate versions?

3.)What is the estimated price or hard disk space?

4.) Are there different aircraft?

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    James Brooksby said:

    May 21st, 12:04 am

    1) More details to come…
    2) PS3 downloadable only planned at this time
    3) Price TBD
    4) Yes, you will be able to choose from six different birds


May 20th, 10:48 am

Finally , now when can I buy it?

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    James Brooksby said:

    May 21st, 12:04 am

    Later this summer – exact date to be announced…

Suzzopher said:

May 20th, 10:54 am

Are we getting the original soundtrack to this too?

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    James Brooksby said:

    May 21st, 12:05 am

    We’ll have “Danger Zone” and “Top Gun Anthem” in the game!

nathanuc1988 said:

May 20th, 11:06 am

Pretty sure this is a psp game by the looks of it

Korban7 said:

May 20th, 11:15 am

Do we also get to seduce Kelly McGillis? ;)

CartBlanche said:

May 20th, 11:17 am

I wish someone would hurry up and make a HD version of Decent! The sense of speed while flying around those corridors was truely amazing in its day. Hence why these open air alternatives just don’t give me the same adrenaline spike.

Chuckbait said:

May 20th, 11:36 am

How about a PSN version of Doom II (or just Doom parhaps…)

As far as this game is concerned….what is you kidding me? Who’s gonna buy this?

r-nice said:

May 20th, 11:42 am

LOL @ some of these responses. Truly hilarious.

InformationHigh said:

May 20th, 11:42 am

That’s a negative Ghost Rider the pattern is full.

dotCody said:

May 20th, 11:46 am

Meh, I loved the movie. Arcade games, not so much.

vectorman88 said:

May 20th, 12:06 pm

oh and two last questions

Are you making it so we can listen to the original soundtrack as we play? that would be pretty bad**s!

2.) If we’re landing planes in this one, uh…..we’ll be able to land right? lol.

thank you. ill be looking forward to this game.

shark301 said:

May 20th, 12:09 pm

Does it have a cockpit view? Is it a flight sim? It does not seem to say ‘arcade’ anywhere, so I’m confused.

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    James Brooksby said:

    May 21st, 12:08 am

    It’s actually a really cool combo of the two. It’s not “on rails”, either, but an open environment.

Rampge76 said:

May 20th, 12:10 pm

Does this use the Warhawk engine?

Wiscompton said:

May 20th, 12:22 pm

Soundtrack better include the Danger Zone. A fighter plane isn’t a plane without Kenny Loggins. Also, if these guys worked on the NES version, smack them for me. Years of my life were lost just trying to land on that god-forsaken aircraft carrier.

evildude683 said:

May 20th, 12:28 pm

as long as they let us have the soundtrack!!! lol

GooDer_gAMe said:

May 20th, 12:29 pm

Will this game have an in cockpit view?

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James Brooksby said:

May 20th, 12:34 pm


No landing you will be glad to know.

And music, get your Air Guitars ready! :-)


V_Ben said:

May 20th, 12:45 pm

Well, will danger zone be the credits music? :P

Rockso78 said:

May 20th, 12:47 pm

Will there be a in cockpit view?

Ramses_13 said:

May 20th, 12:47 pm

Loved the PS1 Top Gun game, will this version include those same campy live action cutscenes? Those were great.

jimfear said:

May 20th, 1:18 pm


jimfear said:

May 20th, 1:19 pm

oups i just failed… its highway to the danger zone HAHA

TheGuardianFID said:

May 20th, 1:59 pm

“You’ve lost, that loving feeling, you’ve lost that loving feeling, you’ve lost that loving feeling now it’s gone gone gone ouooooo” Ahem, count me in, SOLD!!! 8P 8)

Iowaboyjcb said:

May 20th, 2:05 pm

Will there be an in-cockpit mode?

Also, no landing on carriers? That was the best part of the game…

Anyone every play Turn and Burn: No Fly Zone? The new “Top Gun” totally brings back memories of that game.

VincentVendetta said:

May 20th, 2:15 pm

doublesix… aren’t they the developers of Burn Zombie Burn! That’s just sad.

BrodySlater said:

May 20th, 2:42 pm

Call the ball! Is there a “keeping up foreign relations” mode? All Top Gun fans should also be participating in Top Gun Day (www.topgunday.com).

Mobius2525 said:

May 20th, 3:01 pm

I remember the last Top Gun game i played, it was the PS2 Version and it sucks balls. So this better be a good game.

Baltis said:

May 20th, 3:16 pm

Might just do this one. It looks like Afterburner climax a bit, though. Loved that game; for what it was anyways.

Baltis said:

May 20th, 3:19 pm

Oh, and I beat both Top Guns for the nes when growing up as a lad. Did I like either one? No. But the concept is what sold Nes movie tie in games them days. It was the thought you were playing a licensed game from the movie. Hell, most of the time the games had little to nothing at all to do with the movies aside from the names and the box art. Sad, really.

TheHakku said:

May 20th, 3:24 pm

Please, for the love of god… include refueling and carrier landing sequence minigames.

wolfzero1 said:

May 20th, 4:04 pm

sweet, I remember dropping a lot of quarters on this

PullusPardusUS said:

May 20th, 4:32 pm

is this the same game as the PS2 game? , this is probably looking like the first PS2 game to be released on PSN

footballrule said:

May 20th, 5:10 pm

How much will this game cost on PSN? And will it have a single player campaign?

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    James Brooksby said:

    May 21st, 12:11 am

    Price is TBD.
    Yes, there will be a single player campaign.

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