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It isn’t much of a surprise to see that Galaxy on Fire 2, one of the App Store’s most notable space adventures, is going to be getting a second in-game add-on pack. Let’s face it, the game is excellent and the added content from Valkyrie was more than welcome. FishLabs deciding to follow it up with a second batch of new things was only natural. Thus we have (or will have, really) Supernova.
Supernova is set to pick up right after the events of Valkyrie. Keith is taking it easy at the Deep Science space station, but it’s not long before another galactic peril makes itself known. The entire Mido sector suddenly finds itself threatened with annihilation as a supernova “of unknown origin” appears. Keith being Keith, he decides to get involved. The entire adventure is said to last “at least twice as long” as the previous add-on, with promises of 10 hours of gameplay, new mission types, more ships and more story.
Dates and pricing aren’t available at the moment, but it’s probably safe to assume it’ll cost about as much as Valkyrie ($4.99) and will be out sometime in the second quarter of this year. Be sure to keep a look out for release blurbs.
German developer Fishlabs are no rookies to the world of portable game development. Founded way back in 2004, the team has developed for a number of mobile platforms with the iPhone being their most recent target. Back in October of last year, they released their original sci-fi shooter, Galaxy on Fire, to middling reviews from 148Apps.com.
With such mediocre review scores it would hard to justify a sequel, but that doesn’t seem to be discouraging them one bit. Yesterday they let news slip that not only was Galaxy on Fire 2 on the way, but it would be playable in a beta form at GamesCon next week in Cologne Germany. The game was also christened with an official-ish release window of sometime in October.
Galaxy On Fire is a perfectly playable game, but suffers from general blandness. Everything in the game, except the good commerce system, seems like it had been done before, making this game unfortunately seem like a trip into extreme mediocrity.
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