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It hasn’t been fully confirmed but reports and many different
happenings have been coming from the lair of Gamewarden, and there
seems to be a new Starfox title peeking over the horizon. Please take
the time to read the following.
Credit: DaBrian from Game Warden V3.
What is this?
This project is a fan made game that runs on the FreeSpace_Open engine.
It is not for any console system, and we are not affiliated by
Nintendo, Argonaut Software, Namco, Q-Games, or anyone else terribly
To play it, all you will need is a fairly recent computer system.
Exact system requirements aren’t set yet, but they
shouldn’t be that bad. It is our hope that you will not need
FreeSpace 2 installed to play, the final outcome should be a stand
So what’s going to be in it?
A great many things…
When does the story take place?
The story takes place between Star Fox 64 and Star Fox Adventures. Yes,
there is content from Assault, but there are good reasons for that.
Will we see Andross?
No. Next question.
Is it going to be just like Star Fox?
No. Star Fox is more of an arcade shooter, while Freespace is a
simulation shooter. While the SCP allows us to do many awesome things,
we won’t be able to get it just like the original games.
Why is SoL a special game among the FS2_open games?
SoL is meant to push the engine to it’s limits, using the most recent features the engine has and will get.
We’re using everything we can to make sure SoL is always one of the most advanced games based on Freespace 2.
When is it coming out?
It will be done when it is done. We’re doing this in our own and for zero money, so that’s the best we can give you.
That being said, we’re trying our best to get a demo done for
people to try. When that comes out is another bunch of wonderful
question dodging. (We’re working on it.)
Will this run on a Mac or on Linux?
The engine is cross platform, so should run on any major platform.
What is the high-end package?
The high-end pack is meant for users with real high-end machines only.
It features extremely high-res textures for some models and might
feature some more complex models.
It’s generally stuff, we decided to remove from the main game, as
the visual improvements do not justify the performance loss on most PCs.
You need a 512 MB gfx card to use this pack.
Personally I’m going nuts, It’s been over 6 years since
a Star Fox title has hit the shelves! Although the game isn’t
going to be compatible with the Wii or any other gaming system/console,
from what I’ve seen has made up for the loss. Incredible
graphics, a supposed deep story, it’s free and I speak for
everyone when I say I’m joyful for the return of JUST, air
assault! Two Star Fox titles: Star fox Adventures and Assault, ruined
the franchise by adding way too much ground assault, which was poorly
done and got way too dull and boring.
Hopefully Shadows of Lylat will be what we’re expecting and
not anything pretentious. And, there’s the chance that this game
will inspire Nintendo/Namco to step up and bring Star Fox back to to
where it belongs!