By Operation Rainfall Contributor / October 3rd, 2012
It’s been 24 years since the critically acclaimed Carrier Command came out for computers way back in 1988. Carrier Command: Gaea Mission—the spiritual successor to the classic title—is a FPS/RTS hybrid set in the Gaea Universe and shipped yesterday for the Windows PC and Xbox 360.Gaea Mission was developed by Bohemia Interactive of ARMA fame and was published in the United States by the amazing Rising Star Games. They already have a history of localizing great games for the Europe/PAL region. Rising Star Games opened up shop last January here in the U.S., so look forward to them being a name for localization efforts here in North America in the future; I know I am!
That aside, one last thing: SWEEEEEEEEET! It’s about time Carrier Command got rebooted, and yes, I’m old enough to have played the original.
Without further ado, the original Press Release follows this short image break:
LOS ANGELES – Oct. 2, 2012
Rising Star Games, Inc. today announced that its highly anticipated strategy-based game Carrier Command: Gaea Mission has shipped to retailers nationwide. Available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC, Carrier Command: Gaea Mission brings a modern update to the classic 1980’s version of the franchise. Celebrating the title’s launch, Rising Star Games has also released a new trailer showcasing the game’s unparalleled blend of strategy and first-person shooter (FPS) elements.
“We’re really excited to be bringing Carrier Command: Gaea Mission to life for our fans,” said Phil Robinson, VP of Rising Star Games, Inc. “The game has a lot of variety, and we truly believe that all gamers, whether you’re an FPS or strategy fan, will enjoy it.”
“Carrier Command: Gaea Mission delivers everything I loved about the original, and much more,” said Marek Spanel, CEO and founder of Bohemia Interactive. “The action-packed strategic gameplay, combined with the open environments and stunning visuals, make this a melting pot unlike anything else.”
With its deep storyline, unique gameplay mechanics and visual aesthetics, Carrier Command: Gaea Mission offers an unprecedented first- and third-person action experience. The game features a massive environment with more than 30 islands and six different climate zones, letting players engage in a powerful campaign to gain control of a network of island bases set within the Gaea Universe. Commanders must manage their forces in real-time while acquiring and manufacturing upgrades, weapons and enhancements to secure victory over their opponents.
Carrier Command: Gaea Mission features include:
Deep storyline / Gaea Mission campaign
Free roam strategy mode
Unique game mechanics
Massive game environment (30 islands)
Vehicle and Carrier management
Carrier Command: Gaea Mission is now available at retailers nationwide for $59.99 for Xbox 360 and on Windows PC for $49.99. The game is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB.
For more information, visit the game’s official site:
About Rising Star Games
Rising Star Games is a video games publisher for Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS™, Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo Wii™, PlayStation®3 system and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. Rising Star Games is now in its eighth year of trading and has published nearly 100 titles. Our portfolio in PAL territories includes popular franchises and original gaming properties such as BIT.TRIP, Harvest Moon, Little King’s Story, No More Heroes and THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII. In January 2012, Rising Star Games opened an operation in California, USA, which will publish titles for the American and Canadian markets, bringing decades of combined experience, unique knowledge and a genuine passion for interactive entertainment to a larger Western audience. For more information, please visit: www.risingstargames.com.
About Bohemia Interactive
Established in 1999 in Prague, Czech Republic, Bohemia Interactive is an independent game development studio which is primarily known for its award-winning mil-sim games Arma series, starting with Arma: Cold War Assault which became the No. 1 best-selling PC game around the world. Bohemia Interactive is also the proud developer of the recently released Take On Helicopters and the upcoming Carrier Command: Gaea Mission and Arma 3. More information about Bohemia Interactive is available at: www.bistudio.com.
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