Title: Star Wars Starfighter
Platform: Playstation 2
Release Date: December 2000
Inspired by its unparalleled Star Wars flight-game heritage, LucasArts
Entertainment Company LLC brings all the intensity of its classic air
and space combat games to PlayStation 2 with Star Wars Starfighter.
The fast-paced flight action game immerses players in a series of dramatic
missions to help save Naboo from the powerful and menacing Trade Federation.
Star Wars Starfighter is expected for release in fall 2000.
Star Wars Starfighter takes full advantage of the robust graphic capabilities
of PlayStation 2 by presenting more than 20 realistic and beautifully
rendered 3D starships amidst a variety of 14 incredible environments
set in air and space. The game sets players on an epic journey that
begins on Naboo and continues through the climactic assault on the Droid
Control Ship inspired by the motion picture Star Wars: Episode I The
Phantom Menace. "
Star Wars Starfighter follows in the long tradition of LucasArts' highly
acclaimed flight combat titles, offering rich game play and a deeply
engaging story," says Tom Byron, director of product marketing for LucasArts.
"It is a true next generation game for a next generation system that
will provide one of the most realistic and visually rewarding interactive
entertainment experiences to date."
Star Wars Starfighter presents an exhilarating story-driven flight
adventure, and places players in the roles of one of three mismatched
starfighter pilots: Rhys (pronounced Rees) Dallows, Vana Sage and Nym.
These three unlikely allies all have personal vendettas against the
Trade Federation and must learn to work together to repel the invasion
of the Naboo system. To succeed, each character must engage in thrilling
dogfights and use their cunning skills to outwit villains.
The game's compelling narrative is entirely original though it draws
inspiration from key points within Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom
Menace. As the game progresses, players are presented with a series
of challenges that will require the acquisition of new skills. Players
who master starfighter combat will be rewarded with new story elements,
characters and locations.
Players are introduced to the three main fighter pilots and their craft
through a series of intense flight exercises from each character's point
of view. Rhys is a cocky Naboo pilot-in-training. His Naboo N-1 starfighter
is quick, agile, adept at dogfighting and armed with proton torpedoes,
laser cannons, and deflector shields. Vana is a Naboo expatriate who
roams the galaxy contracting her services as a gun for hire. Her ship,
the Guardian, is ultra-fast and equipped with stealth capabilities,
sensors, tracking devices and a variety of weaponry. Nym, an alien pirate
who lives a Robin Hood existence in the shadows of the Naboo system,
pilots the Havoc, a starship outfitted with powerful bombs, lasers,
a rotating turret gun, and heavy shielding.
Players in Star Wars Starfighter will be able to test their battle
skills against more than 50 vehicles, including Trade Federation drop
ships, battle tanks, droid starfighters and never before seen craft
such as the deadly Protector, Scarab and Dagger.