Namco Bandai Games Europe has announced that Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces, an air combat game based on the 2008 anime feature film from Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell), will be released exclusively for Wii across Europe in February 2010.

Developed by Project Aces (the team behind Ace Combat), Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces promises to push the Wii hardware to its extremes, delivering intense arcade-style aerial combat. The Wii Nunchuck is used as a joystick to control the planes in flight, and the high altitude action is supplemented with over 30 minutes of anime cinematics. The brand new story has been created by the Project Aces team in close collaboration with the licensor, keeping faithful to the Sky Crawlers universe.

"The talented Project Aces team here in Tokyo have worked very hard to make the best possible flight game on Wii and we are very proud with what we have achieved," said Daisuke Uchiyama, producer Namco Bandai Games. "The control system lets players handle the game like a real aircraft using the Wii Nunchuk as a joystick, which is really a lot of fun for anyone who likes flight games."

Fans of the anime will be pleased to hear that The Sky Crawler will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in Europe soon.