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THQ Nordic bringing back helicopter sim Comanche

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Well, that was certainly unexpected

THQ Nordic has announced the return of Comanche during today’s Gamescom Opening Night Live stream, showing off a teaser trailer and a brief look at the helicopter sim. You can watch the video at the top of this post.

The trailer promises objective-based multiplayer combat and intense dogfights. One of the more interesting details revealed by the gameplay teaser is the ability to use drones to engage in close-quarters battle. Few other details were given about the game.

“Critical security breach reported,” an official description of the teaser trailer reads. “Loss of classified military documents confirmed: The Blueprints for the advanced reconnaissance and attack helicopter RAH-66 Comanche have been leaked. The activity of a whistleblower is most likely. As a reaction, SACEUR has authorized THQ Nordic and Nukklear to continue with the production of Comanche as fast as possible to counter any possible threat and to start an ‘Early Access’ program in early 2020.”

Comanche was originally a series of PC games in the early ’90s in which players could fly the titular helicopter in a voxel-based engine, which helped it stand out from competing flight sims of the day.

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