Donations have been pouring into Star Citizen through the main RSI page and Kickstarter. The total yesterday passed $3.6 and later climbed to $3.7 million, unlocking additional systems and asteroid bases. Over the last 12 hours, activity has continued to be very high. The pledge total broke $3.9 million earlier today and is rapidly approaching $4 million.
Images from the Tal and Geddon systems
Hitting the $3.8 million stretch goal unlocked another star system, Tal, and a bonus ship, the Aegis Retaliator heavy bomber. Familiarize yourself with the Retaliator over at RSI.
The Retaliator is the United Earth Empire’s premiere, if aging, jump-capable heavy bomber. Massive formations of these spacecraft running long-range strike missions is not an uncommon site around the fringes of the empire. With a distinctive elongated silhouette that is dotted with turrets and carrying a massive bomb load, the Retaliator is an effective symbol of Imperial might.
The Geggdon System was unveiled earlier today when the pledge total crossed $3.9 million. Along with the system update, RSI is asking fans which design they prefer for the Freelancer ship. Be sure to look the designs over and cast your vote!
The two options for the Freelancer
Supporters over at Kickstarter just met another stretch goal and fans can now read up on the Origin M50. It's an interceptor/racer model that is sure to turn heads. RSI is also promising a special gift to the person who pushes the pledge total over $4 million.
Now it’s time for the march to $4 million… and we’re offering a great prize to the person who crosses the line for us: Mr. or Mrs. $4 Million will get signed Constellation concept art, a free upgrade to the next pledge tier and the FIRST ORIGIN M50 Interceptor off the assembly line in the finished game!
Squad Goals: Collect 'Em All
We spotted a classy Italian WC3 last month, and this time here's an original Italian Wing Commander courtesy of Dennis Mull. This is one of the European Hit Squad rereleases, and in this case it was published by Jackson Libri. It came with a similarly stylized version of the manual/Claw Marks as well. (2019-03-18)
Drunk Review is Surprisingly Coherent
It's been a good week for console ports! SNES Drunk has posted their review of Wing Commander for the Super Nintendo. There's a lot to like here, and the author enjoys the art style, background setting, branching missions and most aspects of the gameplay. (2019-03-17)
All Feedback Considered
Our weekly All Wings Considered show is off to a great start! LOAF and Dundradal have been coming up with tons of content to share each week, but they're also actively reaching out to viewers for what else they'd like to see. Feedback on what's been done so far is much appreciated, and they're also especially looking for questions to fit in the Ghorah Khar Talk segment. (2019-03-17)
32 Bits Never Looked So Good
8/16/32bit has put together a review of Wing Commander 3 for the 3DO. As you may have heard here a number of times before, the 3DO edition was more than a simple port. A number of aspects were streamlined & improved for consoles, including new missions, color comm VDUs and exotic weapons - as well as the inclusion of FMV missing from the PC release. (2019-03-16)
New Prophecy Unlimited Patch Points Futureward
gr1mre4per has released another update to his exciting Prophecy Unlimited tech kit. The project helps form part of the high tech backbone behind well known projects like the Prophecy & Secret Ops Model Upgrade Pack. This iteration provides a variety of fixes, tests out some potential future features and builds in compatibility for further improvements by other modders. (2019-03-15)