The Darkest Dawn is Cleared for Launch

DATE: 2012.22.03

At long last, the day has finally arrived! It has been ten years to the day that the Wing Commander Saga project was officially founded. Through this time, Saga has evolved through a host of iterations, with sometimes frustrating twists and turns and several brick walls. However, we believe that Wing Commander Saga would not be what it is today without the lessons we have learned from each one of those experiences, and we are very excited to finally share the results with you.

On many occasions, we have referred to Wing Commander Saga: The Darkest Dawn as a labor of love. That is truly what it has been for us. Many years ago, Chris Roberts and his team at Origin ignited our imaginations with their innovative, blockbuster Wing Commander series. Our hope has always been that with Wing Commander Saga, we could recapture that excitement and magic to some degree and share it with all of you. Our ten year development process has certainly taught us even more respect for just how innovative and brilliant Chris Roberts and his team are. Our development of Wing Commander Saga: The Darkest Dawn is meant as an homage to them and what they achieved, and we would like to thank them and EA, who holds the intellectual property for Wing Commander. We would also like to thank all the sites who have generously offered to provide mirrors for Saga.

If Wing Commander Saga: The Darkest Dawn is your introduction to the Wing Commander universe, you owe it to yourself to try the source material that inspired us. Several of the original Wing Commander games are available at, so make sure to show your support for the actual creators of Wing Commander by going and purchasing some copies! You won't regret it. Especially make sure to pick up a copy of Wing Commander III, since the story of Wing Commander Saga: The Darkest Dawn was written to coincide with the events of that game.

Today we are only launching the PC vesion. The Linux and Mac versions will be available soon. We just need to port the launcher to OSX and Linux and run some tests.

For help troubleshooting known issues click here to visit our forums. We'd also love to here your thoughts about the game, so feel free to join us there!

So, without further ado, we are pleased to present you with Wing Commander Saga: The Darkest Dawn. It's humanity's most desperate hour, a desperate struggle for survival against impossible odds, and you've got a front row seat.


This full release of Wing Commander Saga contains two campaigns. The first is an upgraded version of the original "Prologue" campaign. It has been upgraded with an expanded story, more characters in-game, Wing Commander style autopilot sequences (rather than the long, time accelerated autopilot sequences used in the original prologue) and updated graphics and game play. This five mission campaign set aboard the TCS Wellington teaches the player how to play Wing Commander Saga and sets the stage for the main campaign. You can select the prologue by going to the campaign room and highlighting the "Prologue" campaign. Even if you played the original prologue, we highly recommend you play the updated prologue to bring you up to speed with all the changes that have happened since the original release.

From there, you can go to the campaign room and select "The Darkest Dawn" campaign. This campaign will assume that you have learned everything that the "Prologue" campaign is designed to introduce you to. This is the all new, 50 mission campaign based on the TCS Hermes.

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daenath (22.03.2012 (21:16:43))
Yes No Thank you, I start to download, waiting for playing
Knetterkak (22.03.2012 (21:26:57))
Wohoooooooooo Yes No A big applause and thanks to you boys and girls for making this possible!

I saw the timer go down for the last 10 seconds and then the webpage froze at 1 second tongue
I started looking for mirrors immediately lol
My printer is now printing the manual. Jeeeez what a lot of beautiful info!!! 102 pages!! and i'm going to read every word in it!

The game is already downloaded and installed. (first time i'm reading the read me in an installation program) lol

It is great to see that there are so many downloads already ( around 7000 already on demonews en gamershell together at this time (21:15))
I bet that Chris Roberts is one of them smile!

These numbers must be a satisfaction to you guys/girls!

Well enough chatter, its time to play now!
I feel like a child again starting up Wing Commander 4 smile

Thanks a million again to all of you for making this possible!!!! cool

Greetings from Knetterkak from the Borderworlds...euhrmm.... The Netherlands!

XamDM (22.03.2012 (22:34:38))
Wohoo Yes No Thank you so much
oxxi (22.03.2012 (22:41:10))
thank you sooo much! Yes No you guys are amazing, it's like you have revived a dormant younger me!
now where is that damn stick... >.
Porksoduh (22.03.2012 (23:37:05))
thank you! Yes No Not sure why I decided to google wing commander two days ago, but sure glad I did. Never thought I would actually find a new edition.
Flanker3701 (22.03.2012 (23:39:31))
Yes No Thanks so much Tolwyn to you and your team for creating Wing commander Saga, it's amazing work you have done cool

I start download now smile


Ritchie (22.03.2012 (23:45:52))
Many Thanks Yes No Brilliant work. Labor of love, this. Thank you so much for your dedication.
Bickle (23.03.2012 (00:29:44))
Torrent? Yes No Where is the torrent located?
Tolwyn (23.03.2012 (00:39:46))
Yes No Quote :
Where is the torrent located?

Aeronautico (23.03.2012 (00:40:39))
Yes No Our time has come!!!!! Man your battle stations, we are ready to fly!
I have been waiting so long for this, I'm going to download this as soon as I am able; thank you guys all of you for helping in keeping the franchise alive through all your hard work and extraordinary dedication. I'm sure I will love every moment of WC Saga :)
Unshavenhobo (23.03.2012 (00:52:54))
Thanks guys! Yes No I only ever played one wing commander as a little kid, i never really got the chance to fall in love with the series as many of you have. Having said that, i want to thank you all SO MUCH, you are truly an inspiration and a real bright spot in the otherwise hopeless darkness of the filth of the internet
Arukard (23.03.2012 (01:07:15))
Thank you Yes No Thank you very much , now i can rest in peace, a week ago i was googling wing commander in hopes of seeing something new and nothing appear, but today i see this cool link from kotaku and i cannot believe! a new wc game and the release was ...just this day! thank you for bring us happy childhood memories!
Talrok (23.03.2012 (01:59:43))
Thank you!! Yes No As so many have already said I too must say THANK YOU!!! Thank you for bringing back a game that I have very fond memories of paying in my youth. I seriously hope you guys make a fortune even though the game is free, you deserve it!!! Thank you thank you thank you again!
Talrok (23.03.2012 (01:59:53))
Thank you!! Yes No As so many have already said I too must say THANK YOU!!! Thank you for bringing back a game that I have very fond memories of paying in my youth. I seriously hope you guys make a fortune even though the game is free, you deserve it!!! Thank you thank you thank you again!
McMasters (23.03.2012 (02:17:13))
Thank you from an old fan Yes No I've been a fan of Wing Commander ever since the first one came out - truly my favorite Sci-fi game world.

To see this game launch is amazing. Thank you so much. Should you ever start your own paid game company, or get hired on to another team, be sure to let your fans know, I'll be happy to buy whatever you make. :)
KingRider (23.03.2012 (02:20:22))
Oh!! Thanks Yes No its game.. am fan a classic =D
Trevor Christensen (23.03.2012 (02:43:22))
Thankyou for the memories! Yes No Not only was the Wing Commander series one of the greats, but FreeSpace 2 took the action space flight genres to a new level. I put countless hours into developing missions with my friends for FreeSpace 2, and you have clearly put countless more hours into developing this rare gem. You have truly given the people of the gaming world a gift that could never be repaid! Thankyou.
Joseph Norris (23.03.2012 (03:29:29))
:) Yes No Thank you, thank you, thank you. Oh, and if I forgot to say it, thank you! :)
Joseph Norris (23.03.2012 (03:29:35))
:) Yes No Thank you, thank you, thank you. Oh, and if I forgot to say it, thank you! :)
DC (23.03.2012 (03:53:53))
Yes No Oh my God! I just found out about this! I've been waiting for such a thing since WC IV!

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