Remember when we took a look at the Parrot AR.Drone last September? It seems like ages ago with how fast the App Store moves. Anyway, one of the things Parrot was pushing hardcore for the AR.Drone device was a yet-to-be-released two player augmented reality game where players would be able to engage in real-time augmented reality dogfights utilizing two iPhones and two AR.Drones. (Making it one of the most expensive two player games on the App Store.)

Details are vague right now, but Parrot is openly announcing the release date of AR.FLYINGACE as April 15th. In addition, they've also released the following teaser trailer of the game in action:

With third party app support for the AR.Drone being somewhat predictably lackluster, it's great to see Parrot finally releasing some games for the device. I'm not entirely sure that AR.FLYINGACE makes the AR.Drone any more compelling of a purchase since it requires having a buddy who also has an AR.Drone, but assuming you're in that kind of situation now, you've got something awesome to look forward to next week.

  • Borgqueenx

    some single player games would be cool. not this kind of crap. no one of your friends have a drone....you need to meet someone who you dont know at all to actually play this.

    Parrot needs to come with other apps to improve the drone.

  • Z3r036

    I'd like to know if this is the first time Eli took it out of the closet and dusted it off since about a week after it came out?

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      Parrot sent me a demo unit that I had to send back after the review.

      • Adams Immersive

        That’s cruelty!

        I want a game that uses one more more AR.Drones plus one or more of those remote control ball thingies, all together. (I also want some money to buy all that!)

  • gobshite

    i think in years to come it will be kool, when the drones are cheaper and maybe better games, but for now they are to expensive. looks like the type of thing that might be good in 10 yrs.

    like remote control helicopters for eg 10 years ago were crap and expensive now you can get a better one for 50 dollar.

    • CharF

      "one of the most expensive two player games"? What's the most expensive?

  • http://rekzkarz.com rekzkarz

    Gaming is not the equivalent of violence. This is an example of a cool idea (remote drones) and horrible execution (shooter 'to the death'). Why not do racing or something that makes a lot more sense? Use the palm to make a route, then your 'aug reality' can help you to stay on the route and both drones race to the finish line.
    Sorry, but shooting stuff constantly is ... stupid. (And it causes dumb people to think war is cool.) -- rekzkarz.com

  • http://rekzkarz.com rekzkarz

    Gaming is not the equivalent of violence. This is an example of a cool idea (remote drones) and horrible execution (shooter 'to the death'). Why not do racing or something that makes a lot more sense? Use the palm to make a route, then your 'aug reality' can help you to stay on the route and both drones race to the finish line.
    Sorry, but shooting stuff constantly is ... stupid. (And it causes dumb people to think war is cool.) -- rekzkarz.com