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Freelancer (Windows)

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Advertising Blurbs

E3 2000 trailer:
    Merchant... Bounty Hunter... Explorer... Pirate... Space has never been this dangerous... or as vast... or as beautiful...

    Coming in 2001...

    Freelancer

    Contributed by Arvin Chandra (45) on Apr 22, 2003.

Inside Flaps:

    FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION.



    >>> My ship is burnt pretty bad. Money is tight, But I picked up a contract to cart some ice to a liberty Navel base near the Bretonia border. Hope things are turning my way. >>>
    STARDATE 1287.02.13

    STARDATE 1287.02.24
    >>> A bad break. Got hit by an eco-terrorists group near New Florida. I almost limped to my destination, but pirates hit me again and took almost all my cargo. The liberty Navel contract is dust. >>>

    >>> Things are looking up. Though I've failed my last three Naval contracts, my mistakes have helped the local riff-raff. A group of smugglers in the quadrant offered me a huge contract to run some luxury goods to Rhineland. If I sell the ice I have left I can just repair my ship enough to do the job. >>>
    STARDATE 1287.03.09

    STARDATE 1287.03.15
    >>>Made it! Had to dodge the 234th Navy squad, but I flew some convoy protection with them last year so I knew their patterns. Got paid this morning and I'm looking for a better ship for this smuggling work. It is great to be the boss! >>>


    Fly over 20 different crafts.
    Modify your ship with dozens of options.
    Even fly unique pirate and civilian ships.

    Your reputation determines how the "living universe" reacts to you. Help out an independence movement and the local Navy will become hostile and vice versa.

    BUT EVERYTHING ELSE IS.


    Contributed by Corn Popper (69643) on Apr 15, 2003.

Back of Box:
    HERO

    PIRATE


    YOU
    DECIDE



    MERCHANT

    SMUGGLER


    DECIDE YOUR FATE, ONE JOB AT A TIME
    You are Edison Trent, a freelance pilot earning your name and pay one contract at a time. Each job you take on brings new allies and enemies, aligning you with different forces within a dynamic universe. Choose to follow the compelling storyline, or break off at any time and follow wherever your adventrues take you.

    40 massive star systems.

    150 unique places to land.

    Play the engaging storyline or pursue your own adventure!

    Radical new piloting system lets even novices focus on combat.

    Multiplayer mode allows players to join together in cooperative missions.

    A coherent virtual economy.

    Over 3000 trade routes.

    Huge universe populated by 2000 NPCs from 50 factions.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69643) on Apr 15, 2003.