All Systems Go — Terminal Velocity™: Boosted Edition Coming to PC This March
Fast, Furious, Air Combat Action is Back With Updated Visuals, Improved Audio, and New Achievements
Denver, Colorado (January 26, 2023) — Prepare to take flight as today, Ziggurat Interactive — publisher of multiplatform retro and modern games — is pleased to announce a March 14, 2023 release date for their 360-degree combat flight simulator Terminal Velocity™: Boosted Edition for PC.
Originally developed in 1995 by Terminal Reality (the creators of the BloodRayne franchise, led by the former lead developer of Microsoft Flight Simulator), and published by 3D Realms (Duke Nukem), Terminal Velocity™ was critically praised for its exhilarating, high-speed action gameplay and cutting-edge graphics. Updated for modern platforms, Terminal Velocity™: Boosted Edition will include smoother gameplay, upscaled graphics, a fast framerate, and improved sound, as well as achievements and trophies — a first for the game!
“Terminal Velocity was one of the most exciting and innovative shooters of the 1990’s and being able to revitalize it for a modern audience is a dream come true,” said Kate Woods, Vice President at Ziggurat Interactive. “The team has worked hard to update the game and provide the definitive Terminal Velocity experience, and one that we’re thrilled to share soon.”
Mark Randell, CTO & CEO of Terminal Reality exudes, "Terminal Velocity is the game that launched Terminal Reality and we're excited to see the Boosted Edition release almost 27 years later!"
In Terminal Velocity™: Boosted Edition, players will strap themselves into a fully decked-out fighter ship and battle through nine enemy-plagued planets across the galaxy. Set in the far future, the Earth is under siege as adversarial armadas from the surrounding systems have begun to strike. As a top-flying ace from the Ares Squadron, players will take control of the fastest — and most dangerous — aircraft ever made. Outgunned and outmanned, only a true fighter can make it out alive!
Unique to most flight simulators, Terminal Velocity™: Boosted Edition puts combat at the forefront. With low inertia flight mechanics that allow players to bank, roll, and loop easily across treacherous maps, and a straightforward control layout, they’ll be thrust bow-first right into the action. To support them in battle, they’ll have access to seven destructive weapons and multiple power-ups to conquer deadly enemy fighters in the air and on the ground. They’ll feel the ultimate power of flight as they take to the skies and soar through realistic environments and put their aerial skills to the test as they travel through dozens of tunnels and underground caverns. It’s all about action, speed, and destruction!
Features of Terminal Velocity™: Boosted Edition include:
- Updated for Modern Platforms: Experience the fast-paced action updated for modern platforms. Boosted Edition includes fast-texture mapped 3D flight with full 360-degree movement and 360-degree audio sounds, making for smoother gameplay, upscaled graphics and improved sound!
- New Challenges: A first for the franchise, achievements, and trophies have been added, which add a slew of new challenges to face and keep players coming back for more!
- A Whole Galaxy to Explore: With over 40,000 square miles of terrain and dozens of tunnels, players will battle across nine totally unique planets, each containing three levels of heart-pounding dogfights and perilous obstacles to avoid.
- Death From Above: As players soar their way across each world, they’ll obtain seven destructive weapons, and look for life-saving (and enemy-crushing) power-ups, to help them engage in vicious air-to-air and air-to-ground combat.
Terminal Velocity™: Boosted Edition will be available for PC via Steam on March 14, 2023, with plans to launch on consoles at a later date.
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About Ziggurat Interactive
Ziggurat Interactive is an independent developer and publisher of new and old video games. Breathing new life into titles lost to time, they restore the past, remaster classic moments and reimagine retro gaming experiences.
Established in 2019, the company has published over 100 titles across multiple digital platforms. Ziggurat Interactive is the home of BloodRayne, The Boy & His Blob, Slave Zero X and more beloved titles of the past.
About Terminal Reality
Terminal Reality is an independent video game development company known for creating high-quality and engaging games. Established in 1994, the company has developed a variety of titles for various platforms including console, PC, and mobile. They have released critically acclaimed games such as BloodRayne, BloodRayne 2 and Ghostbusters: The Video Game, as well as their own gaming engine Infernal. The dedicated team at Terminal Reality is committed to providing players with the best gaming experience possible.
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