Fans have written wondering where the 'Wing Commander' on the box comes from. This is the lettering used for several releases circa 1993-4, including the SegaCD port, the Wing Commander I & II compilation and Super Wing Commander. Oddly, it is not the logo used for the SNES ports of Wing Commander and The Secret Missions, which brought back the 'classic' centered artwork. The background art 'bubble' is from the original PC game's front cover.
There also may be good news regarding the release date: several reliable e-tailers, including Amazon and Gamestop, now list the date as October 31st. Electronic Arts' fact sheet for the game has not changed, but we will update immediately if this is confirmed -- it would be the first time in history that a Wing Commander game makes it out early.