Attention all aspiring fighter jet pilots, yesterday Sega quietly announced on their blog that After Burner Climax is rocketing towards a release on iOS. Originally released in 2006 as a sequel to the 1987 Yu Suzuki created cult-classic, After Burner Climax ushered the series into a modern era, first appearing in arcades complete with a massive cabinet and motion-capable seat before being ported to Xbox Live and PSN in 2010, sans fancy moving cockpit effects.

Sega is short on details about the iOS version aside from the single screen above, and it's anybody's guess as to whether After Burner Climax will feature any bells and whistles beyond its previous versions. Though, I think it's a pretty safe bet to assume Game Center integration, and tilt-functionality seems like a no-brainer as well. We should know soon as Sega says the iOS version is arriving at "mach speed" and we'll be sure to let you know when After Burner Climax hits the landing strip.

  • http://twitter.com/TouchedWieners Tyler Piderit

    This one might be fun, but its going to be weird playing Afterburner outside an arcade cockpit pod thingy with a joystick and all that jazz stuff.

    • musclemanshawty

      Umm…yea

  • Furtin

    If they manage to port the speed and the effects to say, iPad4 it will be absolutely mindboggling fun! I hope all the best.

  • http://f1archives.com/ Gregz0r

    Thank the heavens for Gridlee. What folks want is the arcade originals. Sega should at least include those in the package, along with G-Loc.

    • db2

      I don't know if you've ever played Climax, but it absolutely blows the original out of the water (except for music; the original still wins there).

      • http://f1archives.com/ Gregz0r

        I hear ya, but
        I'd guess those who prefer the originals, do so because they remember them from back in the day.
        Yes, I'm and old(35) dude, lol.

      • db2

        Hey, I'm 30. Heh. And After Burner II is awesome, but Climax really perfects the formula. Check out some Youtube videos of good players; this game will melt your face. Hopefully the iOS version lives up to it.

  • VirtualBoyFreak

    Hey SEGA, what about porting the following?

    Virtua Fighter (whichever: 1, remix, 2,...)
    Virtua Racing
    Star Wars Arcade
    Daytona USA
    Scud Racer
    Le Mans 24 Hours Dreamcast version
    Sega Rally

    Of course, I talk about arcade versions, not crappy Genesis/Mega Drive ports...

    • Blodia

      They may have licensing problems with a couple of those. I'd like to see Fighting Vipers myself...

    • Furtin

      Sega Rally on iPad would actually be like wet dreams come true!

    • felipe

      Virtua soccer 2 is welcome too

  • musclemanshawty

    No u don't

  • Mekklesack

    Yeeeeeeeeessssss! I love this game!!!

  • noonan

    They promised me sega bass fishing last year - what happened!? I need this game on my iPad...