Starshatter: The Gathering Storm extends the gameplay concepts of the classic sims by combining fighter and starship combat in a single game. You begin the game as either a fighter pilot or the captain of a small Frigate-class starship. As you progress through the game, you can earn promotions and awards until you are commanding a massive fleet carrier with three wings of fighters and a complete escort of warships. Starshatter: The Gathering Storm promotes airborne fighter combat to a first-class game component, allowing you to take-off and land at planetary bases, engage in aerial dogfights, and use air-to-ground missiles to destroy ground targets. While in the role of a fighter embark on p atrol, sweeps, bomber escorts, starship escorts, ground strikes or the dreaded capital starship strike. As a capital starship, experience fleet engagements, escorts, blockades, fighter operations, or the dangerous starbase assaults.
Starshatter: The Gathering Storm features some of the most impressive graphics and sounds to be found. Sound enhancements include voice acting and new sound effects, while graphic enhancements bring the game to a new visual level, but also we've included cockpit mode for fighters to support Track IR headsets!
In addition, Starshatter: The Gathering Storm dynamic mission system allows the campaign to be played and replayed differently each time. In the Starshatter: The Gathering Storm universe, missions are intuitively generated based on events that take place within the entire campaign. Players can select which missions to go on, with the success or failure of that mission affecting what mission types are available next. Missions and play are split between fighters and starships, and each have a different set of potential missions to undertake. Completing missions gains you prestige and access to new ships and the ability to command squadrons of entirely fleets of fighters. In addition,
Starshatter: The Gathering Storm is also a space-sim modder's dream platform. Because Starshatter: The Gathering Storm was designed from the ground up to support so many different play styles - from space fighter combat to airborne strikes to starship battles to fleet tactical encounters - you can use it to create mods for just about any popular science fiction universe you can think of.
Rise in the ranks and restore peace to a shattered union in Starshatter: The Gathering Storm, available now from Matrix Games. For more information on Starshatter: The Gathering Storm visit our website and forums at www.matrixgames.com .