Today, the Slovak development studio Games Distillery reveals further details
of its upcoming naval shooter “AQUA – Naval Warfare”. The game will be released
by Microsoft Game Studios for Xbox LIVE Arcade in summer this year.
The world of “AQUA – Naval Warfare” is covered largely by oceans. Landmasses
are scarce and usually offer extreme climate conditions like ice worlds,
volcanic landscapes, tall rocky mountains or tropical islands. During the course
of the campaign, the player will have to visit and explore all these different
settings and face the specific challenges they have to offer.
Next to these settings, awe-inspiring battleships are the iron heart of “AQUA
– Naval Warfare”. Powered by ultra pressured steam, these steel giants are
deadly naval weapons with highly specialized tactical features. The player will
take control of an elite combat ship to fulfill his tasks. By unlocking new
ship-types, weapons and upgrades, the player will have the opportunity to
enhance his ship and gear up for the next fight.
A selection of units from the battle fleets of “AQUA – Naval Warfare”:
- Gothean Vanquisher
The Vanquisher class battleship is one of the most lethal units of the
imperial Gothean fleet. Its powerful Steamhammer cannon with its revolutionary
turbine-reloader mechanism can deal terminal damage within a short amount of
time. The only weakness of this mighty vessel is its undefended rear section,
outside of the firing arc of its main weapon.
- Emperean Ironwall
The Ironwalls are the pride and backbone of every battle fleet. Not only do
they bring their all-obliterating, heavy cannon broadsides to the battlefield,
they are also the only ships large enough to provide the deck-space, luxury
and kitchen equipment to support the needs and tastes of any respectable
- Gothean Ironwall
The Gothean Ironwall is an invincible adversary, provided you take on the
challenge and face it from its sides. Virtually defenseless at the front and
rear, slow and hardly more maneuverable than an island, you are however very
unlikely to meet this ship without the support of large enemy squadrons
detached to protect it.
- Gothean Guard Invader
The Gothean Guard Invader is a heavy cruiser from the Infamous squadron of
Commodore Vanderbolt. This ship is equipped with a revolutionary Medusa-shield
device, which can repel enemy projectiles and hurl them back at the unit which
fired them. Luckily, to be able to fire its own weapons, it needs to drop the
shield for a short timeframe.
- Emperean Angelcraft
The Emperean Glacialis Base “Angelcraft” prototype is the result of a secret
scientific project utilizing electrical power harnessed directly from the
storm clouds in the atmosphere. The resulting aircraft is quick, highly
maneuverable and equipped with a devastating lightning attack that can destroy
smaller ships with one burst.
- Gothean Detonator
The Gothean Detonator is a Chariot-class escort vessel converted to a floating
bomb. There is hardly anything more to say about it – avoid the trigger at its
front and you will live…
- Emperean Cruiser
The Emperean Cruiser is one of the ships you will command in the game. This
vessel is a real all-rounder – it combines good speed and manoeuvrability with
a wide choice of weapons and no serious weaknesses – rapid-firing gatlings,
volley shotguns and armor-piercing cannons can all be equipped to this ship.
Torpedoes and mines round up the offensive selection. In the hands of a
skilled and resolute commander, the cruiser can take up most of the challenges
the enemy can offer…