Dark Horizon is a stark and atmospheric space combat simulation that aims to hurl its audience through an action-packed adventure, piloting its own ship through the perils that only space could have to offer.
Dark Horizon is a plot-rich experience; 22 challenging missions, laced with special features such as full ship customization, original weapon creation, joystick support, and several modes of combat.
At the boundary of the known galaxy, a deep-space exploration probe begins its transmission to a star-base, light years away.Before the signal is prematurely cut-off, the base's central computer receives numerous images of a disturbing nature.On examination, they provide a tantalising glimpse of sinister alien spacecraft flying amid monstrous sized space stations.Could these belong to the race responsible, for the disaster afflicting the universe?
Set in the dark and beautiful galaxy of Enosta, Dark Horizon casts players as Guardians, the mysterious yet skilled fighters charged with saving the galaxy by overcoming the all-consuming spectral force known as the Mirk.
In addition to the game’s multitude of ship customization options, Dark Horizon also features two specialized combat modes for the game’s 22 missions: shadow mode and corter mode. Several of the game’s missions will call upon players to use one or both of these modes in addition to the game’s standard flight mode.
“As we were thinking about gameplay mechanics during development, we decided a realistic element of combat that would be significant for Guardian fleet fighters would be the temperature of the ship,” said Timur Lazarenko, Lead Programmer on Dark Horizon.
“By controlling the temperature of his ship, the player can send his ship into one of two specialized combat modes. Making the ship’s engine temperatures drop will send the player into shadow mode, in which he can become invisible and stealth past enemy lines. When the player heats the ship’s engine, he can then enter corter mode, which allows him to significantly upgrade his weapon system in exchange for a shield penalty.”
Dark Horizon will be released in North America on September 23rd and in Europe on September 26, 2008.
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