Be still my heart. Interplay and developer G1M2 are bringing
the classic space combat shooter Descent
to the WiiWare platform. Along with Doom, Wolfenstein 3D and Star Wars Dark Forces, Descent was one of those amazing PC games that shaped my young gaming psyche. It was a real pain to play without a flightstick, but the Wii remote sounds like a perfect fit for the fully directional 3D flight gameplay. So far only the first title is planned but I'd bet they're planning to put the even cooler Descent II on WiiWare at some point. Descent has a projected fall 2010 release, and right now I'm seriously considering dusting off my old flightstick and reinstalling the games because I can't bear to wait that long.
While I'm at it, maybe I should install a few other classic flight sim titles...are you listening Lucas Arts? X Wing Trilogy. WiiWare. NOW