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Nexus: The Jupiter Incident (Windows)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
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5 point score based on user ratings.

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    Contributed by Klaster_1 (57973) on Feb 10, 2011.

Press Release:
    VIVENDI UNIVERSAL GAMES ANNOUNCES NEXUS’ - THE JUPITER INCIDENT AVAILABLE AT RETAIL

    New Modifications Available Since Game’s European Release

    LOS ANGELES - March 17, 2005 – Vivendi Universal Games today announced that Nexus’ - The Jupiter Incident is now available at retailers nationwide. Developed by Mithis Entertainment and published by HD Interactive BV, Nexus – The Jupiter Incident is a real-time mission-based tactical space game featuring spectacular real-time battles with breathtaking motion picture quality. Players will focus on tactics and action as they control up to 10 battleships encountering aliens, unknown solar systems and other phenomena in the struggle to save Earth.

    Since its European release the Nexus community has produced a number of mods with the games’ tool kit. Gamers can visit NexusTheGame.com to get an updated and complete list of available mods. The full mod kit is provided with the game and contains the tools and documentation related to ship modelling: a Nexus model viewer, a couple of sample models from the game, and a doc file describing the modelling guidelines and the usage of the model viewer.

    Nexus is the sci-fi game that captures the essence of perfection, with outstanding graphics, sound and game play and is a true out-of-this-world experience,” said Philip W. O’Neil, President of North America, Vivendi Universal Games. “We are very excited that Nexus has received numerous outstanding review scores.”

    At the dawn of the 22nd century, the conquest of space and the colonization of the solar system are being monopolized by several huge and ambitious mega corporations. Although extremely delicate and vulnerable, equilibrium is maintained by these companies. It has now been 60 years since the terrible catastrophe that befell Noah’s Ark, the first colony ship of mankind.

    At the very edge of the solar system the companies make a discovery which will shift the technological advantage and upset the balance. And so a new conflict is born: “The Jupiter Incident”. Players will step into the shoes of Marcus Cromwell, a young but already famous captain and his legendary spaceship Stiletto and find themselves in the middle of this conflict.

    Nexus – The Jupiter Incident has been rated “T” by the ESRB and carries a suggested retail price of $49.99. More information on the game can be found at www.nexusthegame.com.

    About Mithis
    Mithis is a computer- and video game developer situated in the heart of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Our focus is superb gameplay and graphic excellence. As avid gamers, we build the kind of games we enjoy playing: games that are visually engaging and enjoyable with high-level, intense playability. We remain dedicated to pushing ahead the level of quality in electronic gaming.

    About HD Interactive
    Established in 1995 and based in Amsterdam, HD Interactive is the largest independent Dutch publisher of high-quality games for PC and consoles with a string of successful titles to its credit. Within a nine year period it has progressed from being a local distributor in the Benelux territories to its present standing as a worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment products.

    About Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games)
    Vivendi Universal Games (www.vugames.com) is a global developer, publisher and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment. The company is a leader in the subscription-based massively multi-player online (MMO) games category, and also holds leading positions in the PC, console and handheld games markets. Its development studios and publishing labels include Blizzard Entertainment, Sierra Entertainment and Massive Entertainment. VU Games’ library of over 700 titles features owned intellectual properties including Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo and World of Warcraft from Blizzard; Crash Bandicoot, Spyro The Dragon, Empire Earth, Leisure Suit Larry, Ground Control and Tribes. VU Games also maintains strategic relationships with industry leading content partners, including NBC Universal and Twentieth Century Fox.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66129) on Oct 30, 2005.

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www.nexusthegame.com:
    Game

    Immerse yourself in "Nexus - The Jupiter Incident", the latest surprise to hit the gaming world! Innovative and groundbreaking, it is a real-time mission-based tactical space game featuring spectacular real time battles and breathtaking motion picture quality. Focus on tactics and action as you control up to a dozen battleships encountering aliens, unknown solar systems and astrophysical phenomena in your struggle to save Earth.

    At the dawn of the 22nd century the conquest of space and the colonization of the solar system is being monopolized by several huge and ambitious megacorporations. Although extremely delicate and vulnerable, a balance is maintained by these companies. It has now been 60 years since the terrible catastrophe that befell Noah's Ark, the first colony ship of mankind.
    At the very edge of the solar system the companies make a discovery which will shift the technological advantage and upset the balance. And so a new conflict is born: "The Jupiter Incident". You are Marcus Cromwell, a young but already famous captain. With your legendary spaceship Stiletto you find yourself in the middle of the conflict.

    “Nexus – The Jupiter Incident” is what we call a TFS: a Tactical Fleet Simulator. It’s like nothing you’ve played before. The strong, elaborate story takes you from mission to mission and allows different approaches. It’s up to you which tactics you choose to bring each mission to a good end. A reward system enables you to repair, upgrade and enhance your ships depending on the approach you chose. Mission briefings let you roam through an unbelievably accurate 3D animated star map system.

    Are you ready to take on the challenge…?

    "Nexus - The Jupiter Incident" is due for release 1st of October 2004.

    Features

  • Epic campaign with 6 Episodes and more than 26 thrilling missions
  • Powered by Mithis’ unique Black Sun 3D engine
  • Spectacular real-time battles with breathtaking motion picture quality
  • Control up to 10 extremely detailed, customizable spaceships from basic to simulation level
  • Diverse mission types: espionage, fight, stealth, sabotage, rescue, science, etc.
  • NPCs and crew with improving skills
  • 6 different alien species with race-specific tactics and 30 alien spaceships
  • More than 50 unique characters and 90 different weapons and devices
  • More than 50 capital ship types and 10 small ship types
  • More than 350 planets, moons etc. in 10 solar systems
  • Flexible starmap system: animated map objects, light flares, etc.
  • Zoom in on every planet, moon, comet, asteroid field, etc. in a fully 3D environment
  • Planet movement based on real physics

    MULTIPLAYER
  • Internet and LAN
  • Playable alien races with unique abilities
  • Diverse missions
  • Built-in voice-com support
  • In-game browser through HD Interactive’s authentication server

    Contributed by Xoleras (66129) on Nov 13, 2004.