Next to the crew of the starship Voyager, only Konami's Time Pilot had a more blatant disregard for the temporal prime directive. If some people worry about changing history by stepping on a butterfly, Time Pilot tossed all that out a window by just blowing up anything in history's path to ... well, to do something we're not actually sure of -- but we're sure it was justified. Now Konami shows off their latest middle finger to the temporal prime directive: Time Ace.

DSFanboy has the pretty pictures of the After Burner-through-time re-imagining of Time Pilot. The game is expected to release next week for those who need a modern After Burner fix that has them blowing up pirate ships and anything else history puts in the way of your progress. Who needs a temporal prime directive, right Cpt. Janeway?

This article was originally published on Joystiq.