'Space Ace' to Race to Blu-ray, HD DVD in 2008

Posted Fri Oct 5, 2007 at 05:00 AM PDT by
Space Ace

Following up its next-gen success with 'Dragon's Lair,' Digital Leisure has announced plans to bring 'Space Ace' to Blu-ray and HD DVD in 2008.

There are no details or even a street date yet, but the distributor has confirmed that next-gen versions of the arcade classic are a go for "sometime in the first half of 2008," following a new PC version (due this fall).

As was the case with 'Dragon's Lair,' Digital Leisure says it has gone back to the original audio and video elements of 'Space Ace' and produced a brand-new 1080p video master, as well as a 5.1 multi-channel surround mix.

Specs for the PC version of the game also indicate new making-of material featuring original creator Don Bluth and his animation team. We can only expect that this material will find its way to the next-gen versions as well.

As always, we'll let you know as soon as release dates for the Blu-ray and HD DVD editions are announced. In the meantime, we've added 'Space Ace' to the "Release Dates Pending" sections of both our Blu-ray Release Schedule and HD DVD Release Schedule.

We've also set up a dedicated threads for Digital Leisure's latest in our Forums area -- click the following links to discuss the 'Space Ace' Blu-ray release or the 'Space Ace' HD DVD release.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Dragon's Lair (Blu-ray)
Dragon's Lair (HD DVD)
Tags: Digital Leisure, High-Def Gaming, Disc Announcements (all tags)