Guns Of Icarus Online Gets Cheaper, Adds New Content

By Ryan Winslett 2013-09-25 16:13:01 discussion comments
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The popular online aerial combat game, Guns of Icarus Online is gearing up for its first birthday and, to celebrate, you can now pick up the game for cheaper than ever. There’s also a new content incoming, boasting loads of tweaks, fixes and new content for players to enjoy.

Guns of Icarus Online flew off into the wild blue yonder of Mac, PC and Linux last October, giving players the opportunity to take to the skies and wage war on their fellow airheads (meant to sound far less derogatory than it actually does).

In remembrance of nearly 365 days of lead-filled aircraft, the game is now being offered at its lowest price ever, just $15 for the basic version and $20 for the collector’s edition. As an added bonus, the game’s four-pack option is also receiving a discount, available for just $30 total, or 50 percent off the individual asking price.

So what, exactly, is Guns of Icarus Online? I’m glad you asked, inquisitive reader. Take it away, Muse games!

Guns of Icarus Online is the premier airship combat game where four players attempt to man a giant airship in a team battle across the skies of a post-apocalyptic wasteland,” reads a statement from Muse. “The focus of Guns of Icarus is entirely built around teamwork and team play, where one person is an important piece of a large battle and supported by built-in voice chat and many features to help facilitate fast communication between players and ships.”

Along with the game’s new low price, Guns of Icarus Online is primed to receive yet another free update featuring all sorts of new bells and whistles geared at making the game easier to get into and more fun to play.

Along with all of the usual balance fixes, bug squashing and optimization, the latest in-game update features several new content additions and feature upgrades.

For starters, the Hades Light Cannon has been added to the arsenal, a new gun that deals fire and piercing damage. There’s also three new omni-class costumes to deck out your character with, unlockable achievements and a new 4v4 deathmatch map, Red Sepulcher.

Additionally, players now have the ability to dye their costumes’ primary and secondary colors, giving everyone a chance to set themselves apart from the pack. The in-game store has also added a shopping cart, so players no longer have to buy just one item at a time.

For noobs, a new UI tutorial has been added to help ease you into how the game works. And once you get rolling, you’ll probably appreciate the new ability to store up to three pre-made loadouts for each of your ships.

Other new features include making goggles and hats unisex, better options for viewing stats and loadouts, and a Bounty Hunting option for players who want to stalk or be stalked by the sky’s fiercest combatants.

Sound like a good time? Then head on over to the game’s official website and get your butt in the air.
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