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Mar 14, 2023

The remastering of the 1995 original 6DOF combat flight sim with Terminal Velocity: Boosted Edition is out today

From Press Release:

Denver, Colorado (March 14, 2023) — It’s all systems go as today, Ziggurat Interactive — publisher of multiplatform retro and modern games — is pleased to announce that their 360-degree combat flight simulator Terminal Velocity™: Boosted Edition is now available for PC and Nintendo Switch, and is coming soon to Xbox and PlayStation.

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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, cleaner graphics, a fast framerate, and improved sound, as well as achievements and trophies — a first for the game!

Unlike most other flight simulators, Terminal Velocity™ is all about combat. 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.

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To maintain their aerial superiority, they’ll have access to an arsenal of weaponry and several game-changing 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 alien environments and show off their aerial skills through dozens of tight tunnels and underground caverns. It’s all about action, speed, and destruction!

Features of Terminal Velocity™: Boosted Edition include:

  • No, No. We Don’t Do Barrel Rolls Here: Blast through enemies at breakneck speed in a spacecraft so fast and dangerous no one else is brave (or foolish) enough to pilot it
  • Wondrous Alien Planets That Really Want To Kill You: Experience battles across nine different planets, with 27 total levels and over 400,000 square miles of battlefield
  • Smoother, Faster, & Better Than Ever: With widescreen support and a silky smooth framerate, Terminal Velocity™ has never looked better. The view distance is majorly enhanced now, and the sky rendering code has been updated to reduce jitter in the polygons, the view is no longer fogged all the time!
  • Achievements Unlocked: Achievements and trophies are being implemented into the game for the first time! These challenges will truly test the mettle of all pilots as they make use of the various destructive weapons, powerups and spectacular air-to-air and ground-to-ground combat.
  • The Sound of (not) Silence: Sound channels have been completely re-engineered to offer a full 360-degree audio effect! Not only does this create a more immersive gaming experience, but it also brings the authenticity of the original code to modern audio systems

Terminal Velocity™: Boosted Edition is now available for Nintendo Switch and PC via SteamGOG, and Epic Game Store, and is coming soon to Xbox and PlayStation.

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