Archives by Day

Mytran Wars

Platform(s): PSP
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Deep Silver
Developer: Stormregion

About Rainier

PC gamer, WorthPlaying EIC, globe-trotting couch potato, patriot, '80s headbanger, movie watcher, music lover, foodie and man in black -- squirrel!

Advertising





'Mytran Wars' (PSP) Mytran Faction Detailed

by Rainier on March 3, 2009 @ 7:41 a.m. PST

It’s the 23rd century: The earth’s natural resources are virtually exhausted and the ruling multinational conglomerates are searching for new raw material deposits in space in order to avert the impending catastrophe. One planet turns out to be a real El Dorado, full of natural resources. But as the human conquerors in their armed mecha encounter the extraterrestrial inhabitants a dreadful war breaks out. The player researches into new technologies and continues to rearm his mecha in Mytran Wars. Battles are thereby fought in wonderful 3D landscapes – against the merciless AI or other human opponents in various multiplayer modes.

By the mid 23rd Century, Earth stands united under the rule of a high presidium of multinational corporations. Fossil fuels, drinkable water and other natural resources are all but depleted. The corporations, having invested large sums to space exploration, are hoping to solve the impending crisis.

The Kondor Corp. began investing in space research and development in the hopes of exploiting much needed resources. When the planet Pythar is discovered, it soon becomes clear that the most valuable resource on it are not the ore reserves. Instead, it is a network of naturally existing energy running criss-crossed (in ‘ley lines’) across the surface of the planet. The junctions, where two or more of these lines meet, form energy pools that concentrate the energy into a mass. These pools are home to the Mytrans, forming what Humans would describe as the equivalent of cities.

As the Kondor Corp. shareholders have seen far too much money being poured into this project, they expect returns on their investment and that means plundering the planet for every resource it can give up. But the energy is the lifeblood of the Mytrans. They need it to survive. Without it, they will perish. War becomes inevitable.

The Mytrans are both majestic and ethereal. They are described by Humans as resembling ghosts with elegant movements that mimic swimming through the air. They see their planet, Pythar, as a bright surging vortex of energy. Being a part of the environment also makes reproduction an easy task for the Mytrans. In fact, there is no reproduction as humans understand it. Instead, for Elders, death is dissolution of energy back into the energy flow and birth is nothing more than a forming of energy into a whole sentient being. So this energy is the "life essence" of the Mytrans, and there are great ramifications if the Humans extract it and take it back to Earth.

Mytran society is split on how to address this problem with the Humans. The Elders, who knew of the Old Wars, want peace and coexistence with the Humans. The younger rebels, on the other hand, wish to drive them out.

Features:

  • Riveting plot full of twists and turns that plunge the player deep into the game's unique universe
  • Diverse missions and tasks with every level offering fresh challenges and new situations
  • Easy to use base management system where players can research new technologies
  • 3D graphics with free camera movement
  • Contrasting, story-driven, immersive campaigns with two distinctive, well balanced playable sides
  • Graphic novel style presentation with an absorbing atmosphere

Mytran Wars is being developed exclusively for PSP by Stormregion, known for such titles as SWINE and Codename: Panzers.


More articles about Mytran Wars
blog comments powered by Disqus