April 21, 2009
JUMPGATE EVOLUTION SPACECRAFT
LINE-UP BLASTS GAMERS INTO HYPERSPACE
Codemasters Online and NetDevil
today unveiled the wealth of spacecrafts that will be available for gamers to
pilot in its fast-paced, epic space combat MMO, Jumpgate Evolution.
The in-depth Lore document and new
screenshots released today demonstrate that no matter which of the in-game
factions players choose to side with – be it Quantar, Solrain or Octavius – they
can take the controls of a stunning variety of spacecrafts, each with their own
distinctive racial designs and functions.
Starting with ultra-light training
ships and increasing in size through combat fighters to the vast, hulking
commercial freighters that ferry cargo across the galaxy, players are certain to
find a ship type that perfectly suits their personal style of play.
Budding pilots can expect a huge
variety of ships to fly at Jumpgate Evolution’s launch, each of which can be
categorized into one of three distinct classes: Fighters, Gunboats and
Commercial Cargo Ships.
• Fighters All rookie pilots begin
Jumpgate Evolution with a simple Trainer vessel, a light-duty combat craft with
great handling and minimal extras, making them perfect for spaceflight learners.
As players progress they can move onto more powerfully armed ships, either
Combat Fighters, that specialize in ship-to-ship combat and are ideal for escort
or patrol missions, or the faster, lighter Advance Fighters, which are designed
for tactical reconnaissance and sabotage sorties.
• Gunboats These heavily armed
weapon platforms’ thick armour, powerful cannons and high torpedo payloads make
them perfect for leading assaults on hostile capital ships, though they can be
slower to manoeuvre than Fighter ships. Combat Gunboats form the backbone of any
major strike force and, together with the aid of smaller support craft, pack a
powerful punch. Support Gunboats possess similar levels of armor and shields as
their Combat counterparts, but come loaded with Electronic Counter Measures and
support abilities instead of weapons. While not directly involved in combat,
they can help turn the tide of a major battle.
• Commercial Cargo Ships Commercial
ships are the heart of the galaxy’s economic welfare, moving commodities and
goods throughout space. Though not suited for combat, all carry some level of
shields and armament. Runners are fast, small to moderately-sized cargo vessels
favoured by one-man delivery outfits along with pirates and smugglers.
Freighters are vast cargo ships that trundle enormous quantities of commercial
goods, legal or otherwise, throughout space.
In addition, players also have the
option to fully adapt and customise their ships with a vast range of different
weapons, amour set-ups and unique modifications, further increasing the enormous
variety between each of the different spacecraft types that will populate the
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ABOUT JUMPGATE EVOLUTION Developed
by the highly experienced US-based MMOG developer NetDevil, Jumpgate Evolution
is an exhilarating space combat MMO, set in a vast, expanding universe, where
players join one of three playable human nations struggling for survival in a
distant galaxy. Embarking on an immersive and action-packed space adventure,
players can build fortunes by trading valuable commodities, take part in intense
battles against massive Capital ships, meet and play with friends and build
their reputation as a legendary intergalactic hero. Featuring a rich and varied
universe to explore, Jumpgate Evolution has been designed for experienced and
novice MMO players alike with high scalability and extensive peripheral support,
including the Microsoft Xbox 360® Controller for Windows®.