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|title=Aero-Cross
 
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|description=partially lost cancelled Namco Generations game
 
|startyear=2010
 
|timeframe=Yes
 
|endyear=2012
 
 
|image=Aero-CrossArtwork.jpg
 
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|imagecaption=The game's logo and artwork, showing its playable characters.
 
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|datefound=19 Jul 2016 (Xbox 360 version)
 
|datefound=19 Jul 2016 (Xbox 360 version)
 
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''Aero-Cross'' was a planned video game developed and published by Bandai Namco Games under their Namco Generations label. Conceived as a spiritual sequel to Namco’s 1985 arcade game ''Metro-Cross'', the game was planned to be released sometime between 2011 and 2012. However, it was cancelled late in its development.
 
''Aero-Cross'' was a planned video game developed and published by Bandai Namco Games under their Namco Generations label. Conceived as a spiritual sequel to Namco’s 1985 arcade game ''Metro-Cross'', the game was planned to be released sometime between 2011 and 2012. However, it was cancelled late in its development.
  
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
Aero-Cross was formally announced in November of 2010, as the third title of the Namco Generations series, followed by the critically acclaimed ''Pac-Man Championship Edition DX'' and ''Galaga Legions DX''.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20200325202249/https://kotaku.com/new-pac-man-begets-new-galaga-begets-new-uh-metro-cro-5691408  Kotaku's article about the announcement of Aero-Cross], Retrieved 21 May '20</ref><ref>[https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-06-21-aero-cross-is-next-namco-generations-title   Eurogamer's article about the announcement of Aero-Cross], Retrieved, 21 May '20</ref> The game was planned to be released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 through their respective digital storefronts.
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''Aero-Cross'' was formally announced in November of 2010, as the third title of the Namco Generations series, followed by the critically acclaimed ''Pac-Man Championship Edition DX'' and ''Galaga Legions DX''.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20200325202249/https://kotaku.com/new-pac-man-begets-new-galaga-begets-new-uh-metro-cro-5691408  Kotaku's article about the announcement of ''Aero-Cross''], Retrieved 21 May '20</ref><ref>[https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-06-21-aero-cross-is-next-namco-generations-title Eurogamer's article about the announcement of ''Aero-Cross''] Retrieved 21 May '20</ref> The game was planned to be released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 through their respective digital storefronts.
  
After the announcement, no updates were given for well over a year, until December 2012, where ''Aero-Cross'' was officially cancelled for undisclosed reasons, followed by the cancellation of a remake of another arcade game by Namco, ''Dancing Eyes''. The cancellation of both games led to the discontinuation of the Namco Generations label. Several media outlets lamented the cancellation of the game.<ref>[https://www.destructoid.com/namco-generations-game-aero-cross-canceled-240158.phtml   Destructoid's article about Aero-Cross' cancellation], Retrieved, 21 May '20</ref><ref>[https://www.siliconera.com/with-aero-cross-canceled-the-namco-generations-series-ends-too/  Siliconera's article about Aero-Cross' cancellation and the discontinuation of the Namco Generations brand], Retrieved, 21 May '20 </ref>
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After the announcement, no updates were given for well over a year, until December 2012, where ''Aero-Cross'' was officially cancelled for undisclosed reasons, followed by the cancellation of a remake of another arcade game by Namco, ''Dancing Eyes''. The cancellation of both games led to the discontinuation of the Namco Generations label. Several media outlets lamented the cancellation of the game.<ref>[https://www.destructoid.com/namco-generations-game-aero-cross-canceled-240158.phtml Destructoid's article about ''Aero-Cross''' cancellation.] Retrieved 21 May '20</ref><ref>[https://www.siliconera.com/with-aero-cross-canceled-the-namco-generations-series-ends-too/  Siliconera's article about ''Aero-Cross''' cancellation and the discontinuation of the Namco Generations brand.] Retrieved 21 May '20 </ref>
  
 
==Recovery Attempts==
 
==Recovery Attempts==
In June of 2016, AssemblerGames.org forum user begallegal1 announced that a build of ''Aero-Cross'' for the Xbox 360 was found in a development kit. The build was dated November 26th, 2010.<ref>[https://assemblergames.org/viewtopic.php?t=59213   AssemblerGamers.Org's forum thread about the leaked Xbox 360 build of the game], Retrieved, May 21, '20</ref>
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In June of 2016, AssemblerGames.org forum user begallegal1 announced that a build of ''Aero-Cross'' for the Xbox 360 was found in a development kit. The build was dated November 26th, 2010.<ref>[https://assemblergames.org/viewtopic.php?t=59213 AssemblerGames's forum thread about the leaked Xbox 360 build of the game.] Retrieved 21 May '20</ref>
  
On April 22 2020, LostMediaWiki user Ganonthegreat uploaded a demo of the PlayStation 3 version, titled '''''Aero-Cross Trial''''', onto the Internet Archive, which was found in a PS3 demo disc distributed by the PlayStation Official Magazine UK.<ref>[https://archive.org/details/aero-cross-trial.-7z   Download page of ''Aero-Cross Trial''.], Retrieved, May 21, '20</ref>
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On April 22 2020, LostMediaWiki user Ganonthegreat uploaded a demo of the PlayStation 3 version, titled '''''Aero-Cross Trial''''', onto the Internet Archive, which was found in a PS3 demo disc distributed by the PlayStation Official Magazine UK.<ref>[https://archive.org/details/aero-cross-trial.-7z Download page of ''Aero-Cross Trial''.] Retrieved 21 May '20</ref>
  
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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   |description2 =Gameplay video of the leaked Xbox 360 build.
 
   |description2 =Gameplay video of the leaked Xbox 360 build.
 
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==External Links==
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==External Link==
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aero-Cross   Aero-Cross' Wikipedia Page.]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aero-Cross ''Aero-Cross''' Wikipedia Page.]
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==References==
 
==References==
 
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[[Category:Lost video games]]
 
[[Category:Lost video games]]
 
[[Category: Partially lost media]]
 
[[Category: Partially lost media]]

Revision as of 13:42, 22 May 2020

Aero-CrossArtwork.jpg

The game's logo and artwork, showing its playable characters.

Status: Found (Xbox 360 version)
Partially Found (PS3 version)

Date found: 19 Jul 2016 (Xbox 360 version)

Found by: begallegal1

Aero-Cross was a planned video game developed and published by Bandai Namco Games under their Namco Generations label. Conceived as a spiritual sequel to Namco’s 1985 arcade game Metro-Cross, the game was planned to be released sometime between 2011 and 2012. However, it was cancelled late in its development.

Background

Aero-Cross was formally announced in November of 2010, as the third title of the Namco Generations series, followed by the critically acclaimed Pac-Man Championship Edition DX and Galaga Legions DX.[1][2] The game was planned to be released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 through their respective digital storefronts.

After the announcement, no updates were given for well over a year, until December 2012, where Aero-Cross was officially cancelled for undisclosed reasons, followed by the cancellation of a remake of another arcade game by Namco, Dancing Eyes. The cancellation of both games led to the discontinuation of the Namco Generations label. Several media outlets lamented the cancellation of the game.[3][4]

Recovery Attempts

In June of 2016, AssemblerGames.org forum user begallegal1 announced that a build of Aero-Cross for the Xbox 360 was found in a development kit. The build was dated November 26th, 2010.[5]

On April 22 2020, LostMediaWiki user Ganonthegreat uploaded a demo of the PlayStation 3 version, titled Aero-Cross Trial, onto the Internet Archive, which was found in a PS3 demo disc distributed by the PlayStation Official Magazine UK.[6]

Gallery

Trailer for Aero-Cross
Gameplay video of the leaked Xbox 360 build.

External Link

References