E3: Flying Mechs To Hit Next Gen Consoles With Strike Vector

By Madeline Ricchiuto

Strike Vector has been on Steam for a year now, but is finally getting a next gen console release later this year- complete with a new campaign mode and updates to the multiplayer.

SV_03While the Steam version of Strike Vector is a fun multiplayer third-person shooter where you control a flying mech, Strike Vector on the consoles will include a single-player mode with 15 new campaign missions and some story, both about the world and about the player character.

To be very clear, the development team does not consider Strike Vector a flight sim, although you move by flying so it kind of is a flight sim by nature. Semantics, I suppose. Its a visually striking game with decent controls and shooting capabilities, so if you're into aerial combat, you may want to check it out.

SV_016Many of the other improvements made with this release will be an improved AI system, which allows you to face off in multiplayer against a team of AI who mimic human behavior, and a whole bunch of new servers so you won't get stuck waiting to play.

SV_045Strike Vector, like many games at E3 this year, boasts a large amount of customization for your mech's weapons and armor. There are up to 10,000 different combinations of equipment, and guns range from a basic machine gun to a rail gun and even a tesla coil.

The updated game will also be powered by Unreal 4, rather than Unreal 3. Which matters a lot to some gamers.

About Hannah Means Shannon

Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool. Independent comics scholar and former English Professor. Writing books on magic in the works of Alan Moore and the early works of Neil Gaiman.

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