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Ace Combat team doing Wii dogfighter

To tie in with new anime film.

Namco Bandai plans to release an anime-inspired Wii fighter-pilot game in Japan this autumn.

It's called Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces and is being made by the Ace Combat team, according to Dengeki Online (translated by GameLife).

The game will tie-in with an anime film called The Sky Crawlers, which in itself is based on a Japanese series of books based around some dogfighting pilots in a weird World War II-like setting.

The film is being made by Mamoru Oshii who did Ghost in the Shell, for those who like that sort of thing.

Namco Bandai will be creating its own storyline for Innocent Aces, mind you, and has the Wiimote handling throttle and the nunchuk as the stick control.

The first action-snaps look nice and clean with period planes sporting few missiles but lots of mounted cannon-fire for some up-close and personal battles.

No word on its Western whereabouts just yet.