Raylight Studios, the makers of Prophecy Advance, are now official Nintendo GameCube developers.
After the good job made on the Game Boy Advance with Wings Advance, Wing Commander, Speedball II and R-type, after the award received at the last E3 from IGN for our Blue Roses Engine, Nintendo accepted our request for the Cube! I don't know if there will be a Cube version of Wing Commander Prophecy. Maybe if you make a great petition and send to Destination Software, maybe we'll be able to start the development next year. :)
This is exciting news for any GameCube owner as Raylight has demonstrated its quality programming in a number of products besides Prophecy. If they can do what they've done on the GBA, I can only imagine how awesome their Cube work will be. As far as we understand what rights Destination has to WC games, the Cube Prophecy idea is quite a long shot, but we will be following this story as it develops. If it looks like a petition will help, we will set up an official page for that. Otherwise, I'd say sales of Prophecy Advance will be everyone's first chance to tell Raylight/Destination whether they want more Wing Commander games or not.
Black Lance Transport Certified For Covert Cargo
After leading the charge with a pair of exotic Black Lance designs earlier this year, DefianceIndustries has circled back around and completed the Evansville class transport that we see in Wing Commander 4. It has a fairly sleek profile for a transport as well as oversized engines, which form a pretty effective combo. There's no better way to sneak clandestine cargo to out-of-the-way places! (2018-03-18)
Happy St. Patrick's Day From The Green Salthi
Confederation hull plating is well known for its green texture, and terran soldiers even occasionally sport a green tinted outfit, but it's a far less common color on the Kilrathi (aside from the kats that actually have green skin). We know the common brown color of Kilrathi ships comes from the hue of their local durasteel, but there's one major exception to this: the green Salthi - or Jalthi, rather. The Secret Missions for the Super Nintendo had to squeeze to fit everything on the cartridge, and one noteworthy cut was the elimination of the six-shooter Jalthi model. (2018-03-17)
Explore Wing Commander History as Prelude to Star Citizen
Magnets & Miracles Gaming has put together a historical overview video series going through some of Chris Roberts' older games and how they formed the genesis of what we see being planned for Star Citizen. It's similar to what the Cloud Imperium crew put together in their series of RSI Museum videos. Part 1 focuses on basic back story, Wing Commander and Wing Commander II. (2018-03-16)
Un Juego de Chris Roberts
Christian Klein, the Pixel Engineer, has dug up another awesome European localization. It's a second Spanish DROsoft box that includes a combination of both Secret Missions in the same package! The reverse side of each has been translated and combined into one, but the included paper inserts appear to still be in English. (2018-03-15)
Goodbye, Stephen Hawking
The extraordinary theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has passed away and tributes are pouring in from across the internet. As a genius thinker and pioneer in space, he made his mark on the whole genre of science-fiction, including Wing Commander. On the universe map, star systems are often named after developers, authors and even fans. (2018-03-14)