Is EA bringing back Desert Strike?

Dessert Strike hmm dessert

If there’s one game that consumed hours and hours of my life, it has to to be the Strike series. From taking a chopper through the deserts, through to flying a stealth fighter in Jungle Strike and protecting the president in Urban Strike. And it looks like my nostalgia sensors are picking up a reboot.

According to PlayerAttack, EA has filed two trademarks for Desert Strike. If you never played any of the Strike games, then you missed out on some damn good fun. Taking place on an isometric stage, players would pilot a chopper or other vehicle, shoot bad guys and complete various objectives.

It was rather fun.

While EA hasn’t yet made any announcements as to whether or not they’re filing trademarks to protect a property or will be resurrecting the classic games, are unknown. But it’s high time for a new game. The last Strike game available was a PS1 title, Nuclear Strike.

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  • Vampyric Squirrel of the Sith

    Oh man, the hours and hours that were spent playing Strike games… hours I’ll never get back, and I can live with that, because those games were awesome!

    • John’s (JJ’s) finest excuse

      They really were awesome.

  • John’s (JJ’s) finest excuse

    Back when the name Electronic ARTS still meant something.

    • Vampyric Squirrel of the Sith

      Back when everything they made said “Electronic Arts” instead of just EA… back when they made games, and not failures, and mass amounts of DLC’s and Expansions…

    • Hammersteyn

      So very true.

  • Gareth L

    Yes please! Hopefully it allows first- and third-person views. :)

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    oh my word… yes please! Loved those games!!!!!

  • GooseZA

    I LOVED these games! Played Desert, Jungle and Urban on my Megadrive :D

    • Hammersteyn

      Ah yes, your childhood like mine was awesome. Even the primitive cur scenes were amazing.
      * Edit – That Stealth plane mission from Jungle Strike was crazy hard!

    • Skyblue

      Same here bud, loved Desert Strike but Jungle Strike was pure EPIC!

  • RyseandRepeat

    Understrike microtransactions. Out of rockets soldier? Chopper feel sluggish? Need an extra blade? Then hit the BUY button and WIN!

    • John’s (JJ’s) finest excuse

      Need to stop for gas? Better buy some landing gear

      • RyseandRepeat

        You too can upgrade like a boss! Start out with your own heloHAT and impress the girls like a BOSS! http://media3.giphy.com/media/4I9dMCXLyifKM/giphy.gif

        • John’s (JJ’s) finest excuse

          Doesn’t go with my outfit.

          • RyseandRepeat

            Does this? *RUNS

          • Admiral Chief of Souls

            looool

          • John’s (JJ’s) finest excuse

            I was half-expecting that.

            Here you go…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Don’t torture his pet that way, you monster!

          • John’s (JJ’s) finest excuse

            He calls it his ‘pet’?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Carrot is his favourite animal ;)

          • John’s (JJ’s) finest excuse

            Hahaha

          • RyseandRepeat

            HAHAHAHA! Nicely done ;)

          • John’s (JJ’s) finest excuse

            I will have my revenge!

  • John’s (JJ’s) finest excuse

    The spelling and grammar in the COD-casting add on the sidebar is so terrible. Makes you wonder if it was written by a COD player.

    • Kensei Seraph

      You must think like a COD, swim like a COD and speak like a COD.
      Only then will you be able devise the correct lure to attract the COD.

    • Weanerdog

      Cod players are growing up, some can now afford their own real guns

      • RyseandRepeat

        Heheh :)

  • Hammersteyn

    Maybe they are looking for a way to turn it into a FPS game as well like Syndicate.

  • Bull Terror

    SO here’s good news. I have not seen a proper combat flight sim in the past 15 years… Now that these…uhm…’developers’ have attained the rights to Lucasarts do you think they may also resurrect classics like X_Wing, Tie Fighter and Rogue Squadron?? I remember playing X-wing on my first 486 -Creative sound blaster 16, 24-bit graphics card, getting the thing to run under Windows 95 was a bitch because you had to declare the path of each driver. And those big white joysticks with the red triggers…

    • Admiral Chief of Souls

      We can only dream

    • John’s (JJ’s) finest excuse

      X-Wing was awesome. Bought it on stiffy drives way back when. Think it took four of them.

  • Brendon Bosch

    OMG this game was mad. Went to my cousins place during the holidays just to play this. I hope it`s true

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