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Wing Commander: Prophecy (Windows)

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Advertising Blurbs

Back of Box - Windows (UK):
    The legendary Wing Commander™ series is redefined with

    WING COMMANDER™: PROPHECY

    This is space combat like never before. A new engine delivers unparalleled visual excitement and tactical realism. A new and terrifying alien menace, conceptualised by renowned visual futurist Syd Mead (Blade Runner), threatens mankind's very existence.


    The all-star cinematic story-line (with return appearances by Blair, Maniac and Rachel) introduces you to new characters and entirely new areas of the Wing Commander™ universe, and the first-person, real-time 3D engine will have you on the edge of your seat, living deep space combat more real than anything you've ever experienced.

    Live The Science & The Fiction

    • New game engine, new player character, new alien villains - new game
    • Superlative gameplay backed up by the highest quality computer rendered cinematics in the industry
    • Ambient, directional, point-source and lens flare lighting effects
    • 3D acceleration support via 3Dfx
    • Over 50 challenging missions - The gripping storyline unfolds as each mission you fly affects the course of the war
    • Return appearances by Blair, Maniac and Rachel

    Contributed by PolloDiablo (16616) on Oct 18, 2010.

Print advertisement - PC Player 12/1997:

    Die gewaltigste Bedrohung im Universum

    hat Sie entdeckt...

    ...und das Unbekannte haben Sie schon immer gefürchtet. Eine bahnbrechende Engine mit 3D-Beschleunigung und atemberaubend schnellen Bildraten, eine mitreißende Handlung, und übertroffenes Gameplay schlagen ein neues Kapitel in der Wing-Commander-Geschichte auf. Wing Commander™: Prophecy - das Abenteuer beginnt!

    Limited Edition - Bestellen Sie jetzt! Inklusive: Soundtrack-CD und 3D-Mousepad

    Der Original-Soundtrack zum PC-Spiel: Mit exklusiven Songs von Das Ich, Project Pitchfork, Die Krupps, u.v.a. Gepl. Veröffentlichung: November 97

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107375) on Apr 24, 2010.

www.nintendo.com:
    The deep-space dog-fighting game arrives on the Game Boy Advance with an impressive 3D combat engine.

    Origin (now part of EA) created the first Wing Commander space-shooter more than a dozen years ago. Several sequels and an animated TV series followed, culminating in a seldom-seen 1999 movie starring Freddie Prinze Jr. and his favorite sidekick, Matthew Lillard. Now, thanks to the power of the Game Boy Advance, the 3D action comes alive in portable form.

    Winging It

    Missions will challenge you to destroy alien fighters, escort friendlies, and rendezvous with drop ships, all while keeping your ship in one piece. Depending on your spacecraft, you can select from various weapons, including Ion Cannons, Lasers, MK 2 Cannons and missiles.

    The emphasis is squarely on arcade-like action. Maneuvering your ship is fairly intuitive. A handy indicator shows you how far to lead (i.e, fire ahead of) your target.

    Moderating your speed takes a rather complex set of button presses. The afterburner is a nice solution, though. Simply hold the L and R buttons simultaneously to get a speed boost.

    Lt. Christopher "Maverick" Blair, Lt. Todd "Maniac" Marshall and other familiar characters return. Much of the plot unfolds through conversations in the Rec Room.

    The graphics are a high point. A ship that appears as a distant speck becomes extremely detailed as it roars closer. Missiles leave smoke trails and explosions pack plenty of punch. Everything is backed by fine sound, including digitized voices.

    An impressive multiplayer mode supports head-to-head combat for as many as four players. This requires GBAs and Game Paks for each player and enough GBA Game Link cables to connect all systems.

    Wing Commander Prophecy successfully combines fast, arcade-like space combat with surprising depth.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66254) on Apr 13, 2005.

www.take2.de - Game Boy Advance:
    Die packende Fortsetzung der Wing Commander-Saga! Schnallen Sie sich an für den Trip Ihres Lebens! Angetrieben von der preisgekrönten Blueroses-Engine mit spektakulärer 3D-Grafik und überragendem Gameplay, startet Wing Commander Prophecy auf Ihrem Game Boy Advance durch. Kämpfen Sie vereint mit Maniac, Blair und Rachel. Verteidigen Sie das Universum gegen den Angriff der teuflischen Aliens! Wing Commander Prophecy ist das Nonplusultra in Sachen Weltraum-Schlacht-Simulation und das Sci-Fi-Abenteuer-Spiel für Ihren Gameboy Advance.

    Wing Commander Prophecy bietet bis zu 48 Missionen in der Hauptkampagne, bei denen Sie 7 Abwehrjäger mit über 16 verschiedenen Waffensystemen und Flugeigenschaften steuern, sowie spannende Deathmatches mit bis zu vier Spielern.

    Entwickler
    Destination Software

    Alterseinstufung
    Freigegeben ab 6 Jahren gemäß § 14 JuSchG.

    Empfohlener Preis
    14.95 €

    Erhältlich von
    Gotham Games für Game Boy Advance.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66254) on Jan 30, 2005.

Back box cover (US):
    Wing Commander arrived in 1990 with the force of a supernova and each successive game in the series has outshone all other games. Now the brightest star yet, more vivid and intense than ever before, Wing Commander: Prophecy is the ultimate sci-fi combat simulation.

    At the site of the Confederation's greatest triumph, a new nemesis appears. An unimaginable threat, foretold in ancient prophecy. As a raw recruit on an untested ship, are you prepared to face the inferno before you?

    Breakthrough space combat graphics with 3Dfx accelerator support

    Addictive gameplay will keep you hooked through over 50 challenging missions

    Gripping storyline unfolds as each mission you fly affects the course of the war

    Stunning cinematic sequences, featuring return appearances by Blair, Maniac, and Rachel

    Defend the confederation against a terrifying new Alien menace

    Engage in heated battles against relentless Alien fighters, destroyers... or worse

    Prepare for each mission from the deck of the TCS Midway

    Now the adventure begins. Do you have what it takes to save humanity?

    Contributed by Zovni (9367) on Feb 02, 2002.

1997 EA catalog:
    The ultimate sci-fi combat simulation

    Wing Commander: Prophecy is the newest incarnation of the greatest sci-fi game series ever. Discover a new and terrifying alien menace, cutting-edge graphics, multiplayer scenarios and a hard-edged soundtrack. All of this make Prophecy look and sound like no other sci-fi sim.

    New graphics engine with 3-D accelerator support, lightning fast frame rates and multiple camera views.

    Confront a new and terrifying alien menace.

    Incredible single-player experience with exciting head-to-head and cooperative multiplayer features.

    Exciting cinematic sequences with return appearances by Blair, Rachel and Maniac.

    Contributed by Zovni (9367) on Jun 30, 2001.