Maverick, Goose, and Iceman would approve.
Heatseeker is an arcade-style aerial combat game full of supersonic jets, laser-guided missiles, and huge explosions. Although it's in development for Wii, PS2, and PSP, Nintendo's Wii is, for once, the lead platform of those three. The motion-based controls are quite interesting, as you use the nunchuk like the flight stick of a fighter plane. Simply tilting the attachment to either side will bank or roll the plane, while tilting it forward or back controls the pitch. The joystick acts as your throttle. The remote seems to be used mainly as a trigger for your various weapons.
Although the game is set in the near future, most of the 30+ playable fighters in Heatseeker are presently deployed or in advanced development. You can fly the F-15 Eagle, the F-22 Raptor, the Joint Strike Fighter, the Mig-29 Fulcrum, or even the F-117A Stealth Fighter. Each one has been carefully modeled down to the individual control surfaces.
You usually play the game from a perspective set behind one of these planes, but the camera moves around quite a bit during combat. See, the developers at IR Gurus in Australia realized that dogfighting games tend to lack excitement because you usually just lock onto a far-off speck and wait for it to disappear upon impact with one of your projectiles. Heatseeker remedies this problem by cutting away to enemy targets just as your weapons arrive on the scene, so you get a close-up, slow-motion view of the explosion in all its smoking glory. You can even watch a missile's entire flight path from your own plane to the enemy fighter, with the camera positioned right behind the missile. The goal of this "Impact Cam" feature is to bring visceral excitement back into aerial combat games.
Also adding to the thrill is your supply of unlimited ammo for all weapons – clearly, the game is more about action than realism. But you won't just be blowing up planes the whole time. The game also has missions that require you to fly under radar, collect reconnaissance, and bomb ground installations. What the game doesn't have, unfortunately, is a multiplayer mode, which is only offered in the PSP version. Nevertheless, Heatseeker will definitely be the first game of its kind on Wii when it ships in spring 2007. Until then, you can see it in action at the Codemasters official game website; click on the "Game Intel" tab for videos.