As of now, the second add-on for Fishlabs Entertainment’s award-winning science fiction saga Galaxy on Fire 2™ is available in SD, HD and Full HD. At the same time as the new expansion pack, a free content update for the main game has been released as well, which includes among others a new arcade mode with exclusive iOS 6 features as well as full support of the iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5 th generation.
Hamburg, September 21 st, 2012 – Supernova™, the second add-on for Fishlabs Entertainment’s mobile sci-fi benchmark Galaxy on Fire 2™, can now be purchased on the App Store for all relevant Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac) in platform-optimized SD, HD and Full HD versions. Galaxy on Fire 2™ - Supernova kicks in right where the first add-on Valkyrie™ ended and centres around the Mido Confederation’s hard-fought struggle against a devastating supernova and a mysterious squadron of stealth fighters. Supernova™ is available via in-app purchase for the price of €5.49 / $6.99 / £4.99 through the main menu of Galaxy on Fire 2™. Since the events of Supernova™ are closely connected to the campaign of Valkyrie™, the latter has to be finished first before the former can be unlocked. Players, who have not yet bought the Valkyrie™ expansion, are recommended to purchase a value bundle that contains both add-ons together for the special price of €7.99 / $9.99 / £6.99 instead of paying the combined unit prices of €9,48 / $11.98 / £7.98. The prices for Supernova™ on Mac are €11.99 / $14.99 / £10.49 and the bundle is priced at €9.99 / $11.99 / £7.99 respectively.
About Galaxy on Fire 2™ - Supernova:
The extensive storyline of Galaxy on Fire 2™ – Supernova takes about 10 hours to complete and introduces not only several new characters, such as the ingenious but muddle-headed Professor Thadelonius Moonsprocket, but also a broad variety of new space ships, weapons systems and high-tech equipment. Forthermore, the fans of the series can also look forward to a reunion with their favourite characters from the former instalments of the GOF2 saga, such as Keith’s girlfriend Carla Paolini or the slimy multipod Mkkt Bkkt. Throughout the campaign, the players will have to trace back the origins of a giant supernova that threatens to blow the whole Mido sector and its inhabitants into oblivion. Besides various new star systems and planets, the new expansion also brings forth several gameplay novelties: Among others, the players will now be able to chase the galaxy’s most wanted criminals in special bounty hunting missions or save refugees from burning space stations in newly added evacuation missions. And they will also be able to harvest valuable plasma resources and hack themselves into the security systems of locked-down space stations or ownerless containers that float in space and contain highly treasured riches.
“All in all, we have put more than give man-years of work into the new Supernova expansion and we really managed to enhance every single aspect of the game,” says Michael Schade, CEO of Fishlabs Entertainment. “The new add-on is bigger, better and more spectacular than anything you’ve ever seen in the Galaxy on Fire universe and we’re sure that the fans will really enjoy Supernova’s epic story line as well as its vast number of new space ships, power-ups and gameplay features. Even though we offer the title as an add-on available via in-app purchase, Supernova is so deep and complex that it rather feels like a sequel than an expansion.”
Special Features of Galaxy on Fire 2™ - Supernova:
• An epic story line with more than 10 hours of action-packed open space gameplay
• Eight new space ships (incl. most wanted ships and modded special ships)
• Dozens of new weapons, power-ups and commodities (incl. gamma shields and cluster missiles)
• New mission types and gameplay modes (e.g. bounty hunting, plasma collecting and hacking)
• Seven new star systems, including the gamma-poisoned supernova systems
• New capital ships and structures (e.g. Vossk battle cruiser and Mido mining plant)
Free update for Galaxy on Fire 2™:
Simultaneously with the release of the new add-on there will also be a new update for Galaxy on Fire 2™ on SD, HD and Full HD. Besides complete German voice-overs for the iOS and Mac versions of the game, said update will also add a new arcade mode called “Supernova Challenge”. If you accept the challenge, you will have to command a premade space ship with preassigned weaponry and score as many kills as possible in two-and-a-half minutes. Since combos and multiple hits will result in extra points, exhibiting an effect attack strategy and good piloting skills will come in more than handy for all players eager to dominate the global leaderboards. And if you have iOS 6 installed on your iPhone or iPad, you will furthermore be able to challenge your friends directly through the Game Center and dare them to beat your current high score. In addition to the afore-mentioned novelties, the free update will also liven up the player’s own space station – the infamous Kaamo Club – by placing several new dealers and vendors in the respective station’s space lounge. If you have the right amount of credits at hand, you will be able to make use of these shady characters’ special services and not only buy six additional space ships and several new weapons from them, but also hire them to pimp your own space ships by enhancing your handling, armour and cargo space or installing an additional equipment slot.
Full support for the new iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5 th generation:
Subsequent to the iPhone 5 keynote, Fishlabs has completely adjusted its flagship title Galaxy on Fire 2™ HD to the specifications of the new Apple smartphone. Hence, the game will not only fully supports the 1136 by 640 pixel resolution of the 4” Retina Display of the iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5 th generation, but also contain additional shaders from the Full HD version, which will make Galaxy on Fire 2™ HD look even better than before. Since all of these features are part of the free add-on as well, they will also be available for players who have not yet bought the new Supernova™ expansion.
Special Features of the free update for Galaxy on Fire 2™:
• New arcade mode “Supernova Challenge“ incl. iOS 6 support
• Six special ships (only available for owners of the Kaamo Club)
• One retro ship (the legendary Gryphon from the original Galaxy on Fire)
• Possibility to pimp your space ships by enhancing their cargo space, armour and handling or adding another equipment slot
• Kaamo Club VIP ticket (Get a discount of 50% on all Kaamo offers)
• Four new primary weapons
• Nine new achievements
• Complete German voice-over
• Full optimization for the iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5 th generation (Support of the new resolution and additional shaders)
• Minor bug fixes and enhancements
In-line with the release of the add-on a brand new feature trailer has been released on YouTube: http://bit.ly/gof2-sn-ft