Press release May 2000
Overview "Crimson Skies" combines the heart-pumping action of air combat with the swashbuckling feel of an Errol Flynn adventure movie. Players fly fast and low in a game reminiscent of a classic Hollywood tale, where dastardly enemies menace, evil plots abound, and a bevy of femme fatales awaits. As the handsome and daring air pirate Nathan Zachary, players take to skies filled with treacherous privateers, tricked-out fighter planes and giant aircraft-carrier zeppelins. Amid an ever-changing political landscape, Zachary and his notorious band of air pirates, the Fortune Hunters, have become the free agents in a fight for control of the skies.
The Setting "Crimson Skies" transports players to an alternate-reality 1937. The United States has been struck by the crushing blows of the Great Depression, the Great War and Prohibition, resulting in mounting isolationism. The once-budding road and railway system has been destroyed, leaving the skies as the only means of transport and commerce. Militias in the North, South, East and West have formed rival independent nations in a fight for air supremacy. It is an era where swing may be king but pilots rule, a world where the guns are bigger, the planes faster and the adventures more daring - the world of "Crimson Skies".
Key Features Designed to make gamers feel like the ace they always dreamed of being. The easy-to-learn yet challenging-to-master flight system in "Crimson Skies" was designed to reflect childhood fantasies of what being a fighter pilot should be: fun, dangerous and over-the-top. The game encourages players to use its faithfully rendered 1937 American landscape to their tactical advantage against a sky full of opponents whose sole objects are to fly bravely and perish gloriously.
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Rich new world of warring nations, power struggles and twisting plots Based on the highly successful role-playing game of the same name available from FASA Corporation, "Crimson Skies" uses the rich content developed for the board game version to plunge gamers into a living alternate-reality universe. The diverse world of "Crimson Skies" is ripe for exploration and filled with unique history, rich cultures and seething geopolitical conflict and intrigue. Amid their many adventures, gamers can go treasure hunting off the coast of the Kingdom of Hawaii, buzz the movie lots of the Nation of Hollywood, battle Russian zeppelins off the coast of Pacifica (formerly the states of the Pacific Northwest) and dogfight among the looming towers of the mighty Empire State (formerly New York).
Fully interactive story line in a gaming universe that captures the sweep and romance of 1930s America Players interact with dozens of characters from the "Crimson Skies" world as Nathan Zachary, notorious air buccaneer and renowned ladies man. Air chatter with friends and foes, cinematic sequences, in-game animation sequences and a variety of dynamic mission objectives will help players further the story line while interacting with an array of interesting characters. Along the way, players may run up against ace pilots like Paladin Blake, famous starlets like Lana Cooper or deadly femme fatales like the Black Swan.
Dozens of daredevil raids and aerial adventures More than 24 fast-paced and intricately designed missions promise to draw gamers into the complex and engrossing story line of the "Crimson Skies" universe. And unlike many seek-and-destroy flight simulations, each mission in "Crimson Skies" is jampacked with challenging objectives. From parachuting out of a plane to stealing a top-secret fighter to rescuing damsels in distress from speeding locomotives, in "Crimson Skies" an air pirate’s work is never done.
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