Wing Commander® : Prophecy - The story
Rookie academy pilots Casey and Maestro report for their first tour of duty aboard the experimental capital ship TCS Midway. On the ship they meet the crew, including senior fighter pilot Maniac, and special military advisor Col. Christopher "Maverick:" Blair, both of whom formerly served with Casey's war-hero father Iceman (from Wing 1). Before the new pilots can adjust to their first assignment, word comes down of an attack on an unarmed Kilrathi colony. Soon, the Midway finds itself on the front lines of a full-scale invasion: a mysterious alien race is pouring into confed space, literally out of nowhere. And what does the new menace have to do with ancient Kilrathi Prophecy?
Wing Franchise Overview
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The Wing Commander Franchise :
Wing Commander is an original space combat series that stunned the gaming community with its debut in 1990. It continued to set new technology and design benchmarks with Wing Commander II in 1991. Wing Commander III built on this success in 1994, and added the highest quality interactive movies ever seen by the industry. In 1995, Wing Commander IV combined everything that ORIGIN had learned, to provide the gaming market with the smoothest synergy of Hollywood and gaming ever seen. Wing Commander : Prophecy, due in late 1997, will continue in the Wing Commander tradition, delivering the same standards of quality and innovation that Origin's audience has come to expect.
The Wing Commander series has sold over three and a half million units worldwide.
A group of highly talented designers, artists and programmers have worked together with producer Chris Roberts on the Wing Commander series. Their backgrounds are diverse, including pedigrees from major graduate schools and Hollywood film and television work, as well as decades of experience in producing some of the finest games in the industry.
The first three chapters of the Wing Commander series follow the career of Christopher Blair (played by Mark Hamill in Wing Commander III and IV), through humanity's war to the death with the monstrous, cat-like Kilrathi. Wing Commander IV presented an internal struggle that again threatened humanity's very existence. Wing Commander: Prophecy, the next iteration of the series, will build on this, beginning in the twilight of Blair's career and moving into uncharted territory, for both the game's story and its design.
Wing Commander is one of the few games that appeals to both veteran and novice gamers, due to its proficient combination of classic storytelling and leading-edge technology.
Wing Commander has been seen on most dominant gaming platforms during its tenure, including PC CD-ROM, Macintosh, PlayStation, and 3DO.