Paramount Digital Entertainment's Top Gun will make its public debut this weekend at Fleet Week New York 2010, on Pier 88 next to the USS Iwo Jima. Gamers can jump into the cockpit as Maverick and blast down Soviets over the Indian Ocean, or compete against classmates like Iceman and Slider at Top Gun Academy. Top Gun will hit the PlayStation ® Network for the PlayStation ® 3 computer entertainment system this summer. Download photos of Fleet Week festivities - including Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen playing Top Gun - and learn more about the game at http://bhimpact.gamespress.com/product_page.asp?i=1066.
WHAT: Preview Top Gun (PSN) at Fleet Week New York 2010
WHEN: Today through Memorial Day, Monday, May 31st
WHERE: Top Gun booth, Pier 88 next to the USS Iwo Jima
Manhattan Cruise Terminal @ Pier 88
711 12th Avenue @ 55th Street (West Side)
New York City, New York
Based on the adrenaline-packed film, the Top Gun video game lets players take to the skies in a free-flying air combat shooter where they take the role of Maverick to blast enemies out of the sky, obliterate ground and air-based targets and show off their extreme flying prowess. After graduation from the Top Gun Academy, players will fly in the danger zone with fellow US Navy pilots over the Indian Ocean as they gun down the Soviets, defend and attack bases and engage in large-scale dogfight battles. Featuring classic compositions from the movie such as the "Top Gun" anthem and "Danger Zone," players feel what it is like to fly with the big guns.
Approximately 3,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard will participate in the 23rd annual Fleet Week New York, which takes place May 26 - June 2.
Held nearly every year since 1984, Fleet Week New York is the city's celebration of the sea services. This event also provides an opportunity for the citizens of New York City and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as see, first-hand, the latest capabilities of today's maritime services.
More information is available on the official Fleet Week New York City website at https://www.cnic.navy.mil/cnrma/Programs/FWNY/index.htm and/or on Fleet Week New York's Facebook at http://bit.ly/czUESg. Keep up to date with photos of events on Flickr at Flagship News and follow the Navy on Twitter: @NavyPAO. Use hashtag: #fltwkny.