Greg Barwis has kindly donated this super cool sell sheet for Wing Commander IV. The front side features the game's famous promotional poster art, and the back side has various information that retailers could use to market the game. Like many pre-release items for WC4, the expected ship date is listed as December 1995, although the final launch slipped to February at the last minute. Despite this two month delay, the gold standard of interactive movies was completed in less than 14 months. Check out our ten year anniversary retrospective on The Price of Freedom here.
Fighting for survival is a hard habit to break... and some hard-bitten warriors simply don't know how to embrace peace. Now that the bloody battle between the Kilrathi and Terrans has been concluded, the Confederation doesn't have to look very far for their next enemy. Civil wars and unrest have broken out on the home front. Colonel Blair is recalled to help the Terran government stamp out the growing fires.
It won't be easy. Signs of decay are becoming impossible to ignore. The Confederation is beginning to splinter under the new pressures. You must deterine how to save it - or if it should be saved at all. Sometimes it's far from simple to line your sights on the enemy.
FULL PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Wing Commander IV is the next stage of the epic adventure - when men of ambition try to use the aftermath of a galaxy-spanning war to promote their own greed for power. The complex story is a masterpiece of motivation and corruption, and the characterization is richer and more immersive than anything done before in the gaming industry. The combat, as always, will leave you breathless.
ORIGIN, far from resting after the success of Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger, has been hard at work improving graphics, cinematic quality and player interactivity. Can the best get better? It has to be seen to be believed.
Join The Terran Confederation Space Force!
FekLeyrTarg has released his mini Wing Commander fan film. It takes the form of a recruiting commercial that could be used during the Kilrathi War. There's a nice mix of assets here from a Privateer-style building to Sabre fighters to the hefty Rigakh class cruiser. (2018-06-19)
WCSO Model Upgrade Pack Adds Comm Relay Station
DefianceIndustries has completed the first large scale base for the Secret Ops Model Upgrade Pack. This is a cool design, and the tiny little flight deck is a nice touch. In addition to making it much more detailed and gorgeous to look at, he's also significantly amped up the destroyability. (2018-06-18)
Happy Father's Day
Many countries celebrate Father's Day today, and we know a lot of Wing Commander fans have recently become dads out there. My little one just turned 16 months old, and I'm happy to that see she grabs a controller and starts pushing buttons whenever she gets a chance.The CIC is more of a news site than a blog, but it's also a community hub more than anything, and it feels right to share this personal story with the community. (2018-06-17)
The Attack Begins... Soon
There's tons of great Wing Commander fan projects out there, but it's not every day that we get a teaser for a new one. FekLeyrTarg has had a hand in quite a few different endeavors over the years, and his latest will be a new short fan film. Projects like these have been proposed a number of times over the years, but we haven't seen very many come to fruition. (2018-06-16)
Wing Commander Meme of the Day: Surprised Koala
Too soon? (2018-06-16)