I love a bit of sci-fi combat. I love videogames. Put the two together and I’ll geek out in quite a considerable way. This is the winning formula that Escape Hatch Entertainment seems intent on exploiting this December.
They’ve announced Starlight Inception, a single player first- and third-person space combat game with a bit of a tower defence game thrown in there for good measure. They’ve also included several multiplayer options, although the details of those are sparse.
They promise more than 30 hours of single player gameplay, with the ability to explore your mothership between combat missions. Oh, and there’s a beta going live today that will show off the first mission – mostly tutorial and training for now but it’ll help give an idea of how the game will play, at least.
There’s a hangar, eventually featuring over thirty ships that you can customise with weapons before taking them out on missions. It sounds like they’ve put plenty of thought into the story and they’ve designed the game so that you can take your ships out of the glimmering firmament and onto planetary systems, including one mission that sees you fly to the surface of Earth and visit Chicago. I think I’d have gone somewhere with a nice warm beach but it’s nice to have that transition in the game.
It all sounds very interesting, even though it seems to have landed a little out of the blue. We’ll keep our eyes out for the Vita beta and we’ll hopefully get a better look as the game’s proposed release in December grows nearer.
Source: PS Blog