Rising Star Games announced that they will porting over Bohemia Interactive's Carrier Command. The game will be made available in North America for the Xbox 360 and PS3 sometime during the late third quarter of 2012.
For those of you unfamiliar with Carrier Command or Bohemia Interactive, take note that they're the same indie devs behind Arma II, the FPS/TPS military sim which has been topping the Steam charts for the past two months thanks to the wildly popular zombie survival mod, DayZ.
Well, Carrier Command is a different kind of beast. The game can be played either in first-person or third-person and is basically played out like a real-time strategy game similar to Command & Conquer, except you do it in a real-time environment like a typical shooter game. You'll manage bases, resources, vehicles and armament as you attempt to control more than 30 "unique" islands.
Marek Spanel, CEO and founder of Bohemia Interactive commented in the press release, saying...
"The original Carrier Command was an inspiration for me joining the video game industry, and it's an honor to be creating the re-imagined version of the title 25 years later,"... "We have a passionate team that is dedicated to making a game that continues the Carrier Command legacy and we are thrilled to be working with Rising Star Games to bring this title to the US."
We don't get many games that are major retail releases that break from trends. Most shooters are military or sfi-fi cookie cutter titles and most other games in between are a mix of the former two. The idea that you manage elements of a strategy game while also engaging in action-oriented combat is pretty cool.
You can look for Carrier Command to land on retail shelves for the Xbox 360 at $59.99 and for PC at the $49.99 price points. For more info feel free to visit the Official Website.