Leading independent publisher Mastertronic has today announced that it has scooped the rights to publish celebrated Czech developer Bohemia Interactive?s forthcoming masterpiece ?Carrier Command Gaea Misison? in the UK.
The game ? available on Xbox 360 and Windows PC ? will be available on September 28th 2012.
Carrier Command: Gaea Mission is a breathtaking combination of action game with strategic elements set in a vast detailed archipelago. Players take control of a huge, futuristic carrier as it sails around lush, highly detailed islands, brimming with valuable resources ? but guarded by hostile forces. Combining strategy, resource management, and edge-of-the-seat direct control, players must use brain and brawn to win individual skirmishes, large-scale wars and, ultimately, control of the islands.
The game?s core principles are based on the 1988 classic ?Carrier Command? ? a game lauded on every format it was released. Described at the time by magazine The Games Machine as a "seminal game destined to change the state of gaming,? the game?s innovative combination of real-time strategy and direct control saw it soar to the top of that generation?s list of best games.
And now it?s about to make a triumphant return.
Bohemia Interactive are renowned for making highly detailed, authentic simulations of war ? and Carrier Command benefits from its technical excellence, with a stunning representation of conflict in the near future.
The inclusion of a new campaign mode allows players to get to grips with a series of thrilling individual missions which involve first-person firefights and land, sea and air battles ? all wrapped in a heart-pumping narrative based on the second book from the Gaea Universe trilogy.
The free-roam strategy mode offers an infinite amount of gameplay. Players can define their preferred play preferences, win conditions, starting bases, etc. and generate a virtually unique level, suitable for a quick blast or a more tactical affair which can last hours.
It reinvents the classic gameplay of the original Carrier Command to deliver a truly next-gen experience.
?When I started The Producers in 1988, which is now part of Mastertronic, Carrier Command was one of the first games we worked on for Rainbird, so it feels right that we have secured the rights to this highly anticipated re-imagining follow up, almost a quarter of a century later," says Andy Payne of Mastertronic.
?Bohemia Interactive are one of the hottest developers in the business at the moment, and we?re thrilled to be working with them. Fans of the original will be pleased to know Carrier Command: Gaea Mission retains everything that made it such an inspiration back in 1988. Newcomers to the game will be blown away.?
Carrier Command: Gaea Mission will be available for Xbox 360 and PC on September 28th 2012.
About the Mastertronic Group Limited
Mastertronic Group is a multi-platform, world-class developer, publisher, manufacturer, distributor and online retailer of digital interactive entertainment. Using the extensive experience in our quality-focused teams, we deliver digital entertainment to consumers and significant added-value income to our development, retail and publishing partners. The Group has a number of publishing labels, each focused on specific audience demographics. Established PC titles are republished through our Sold Out range, specialist PC simulations are published under the Just Flight, Just Trains and Just Sims labels and console formats (Wii, DS, PlayStation, Xbox, iOS and Android) via Mastertronic. Just Flight, and its sister company Just Trains, are the leading worldwide simulation specialists. Just Flight was established in 1995, and within three years became the world?s largest publisher of flight simulation software outside of Microsoft, with a reputation for high quality products, published by genuine enthusiasts. Via The Producers, the Group offers a ?cradle to grave? turnkey service for physical product, from marketing, packaging and warehousing through to retail while its specialist PC download site, GetGames is a key player in the digital distribution market. For content owners who have their own brands and need access to retail markets, Mastertronic has access to 15,000 retail accounts via its innovative partnership with Sony DADC, Mastertronic powered by Sony DADC