SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – June 12, 2018 – Ubisoft has announced that Starlink: Battle for Atlas™, an all-new action-adventure game developed by Ubisoft Toronto, will be available for Nintendo Switch®, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X on October 16, 2018. This open world space saga featuring modular toy technology empowers players to assemble and customise real-world physical starships. Each modular component and pilot attached to the starship appears instantly in-game and players can experiment with different pilot abilities, weapons and ships to unleash devastating combos upon their enemies. The Starlink: Battle for Atlas Retail Starter Pack includes the game, one starship, one pilot, a variety of weapons, the Starlink controller mount and a poster for the suggested retail price of $119.95 AUD. Pre-orders for the Starter Pack begin today.
The Starlink diverse cast of characters will team up with ace pilot and leader of the Star Fox team, Fox McCloud, and his iconic Arwing ship in free exclusive add-on content for the Nintendo Switch. Players can play through the entire campaign as Fox McCloud and embark on exclusive missions in Atlas featuring other friends from the Star Fox universe.
“We are excited to give players a deeper look at Starlink: Battle for Atlas, the first all-new property from Ubisoft Toronto,” said Laurent Malville, Creative Director at Ubisoft Toronto. “Starlink is a project born from the passion of our collective team, and the opportunity to work directly with Nintendo to bring Star Fox to our universe is a dream come true. We believe the Atlas open star system is a perfect playground for Fox to explore and hope players will too.”
The modular toys and dynamic combat mechanics in Starlink: Battle for Atlas let players explore multiple ways to achieve objectives and approach any obstacle or enemy, driven by their own imagination and creativity. Alongside the innovative new way to play, Starlink: Battle for Atlas offers open-world gameplay, spanning a full star system that players can explore with total freedom. Built from the ground up in the Snowdrop engine, the game allows seamless travel through and around the exotic alien worlds of the Atlas Star System, teeming with life and unique challenges across seven different planets. Players’ actions and choices will impact their journey and no two player experiences will be alike. Enemies will react and fight back intelligently – taking over the star system if the player does nothing to stop them. The fate of Atlas rests in your hands.
All versions of the Starlink: Battle for Atlas Starter Pack include the game, the Starlink controller mount and a poster. Additionally, on PlayStation® 4 system and Xbox One the Starter Pack includes:
Zenith Starship – includes modular hull and two Armour wings
Mason Rana Pilot
Frost Barrage Weapon
The Nintendo Switch Starter Pack includes:
Arwing Starship – includes modular hull and two Arwing wings, with hyper cannon weapons and charge shot built in
Fox McCloud Pilot
Mason Rana Pilot
Frost Barrage Weapon
Digital versions of Zenith Starship and Shredder weapon
Exclusive Star Fox mission content
The team at Ubisoft Toronto collaborated closely with Virtuos on the Nintendo Switch version of Starlink: Battle for Atlas. The partnership allowed Ubisoft to push the Nintendo Switch version to new heights, and fully support handheld, tabletop and docked play.
Players will be able to build their collection, and all pieces are compatible*. At launch, Starlink: Battle for Atlas will have additional ships, weapons and pilots available for purchase at the following suggested retail prices:
Starship Pack (including one starship with modular hull and two wings, one pilot and one weapon): $49.95 AUD
Weapon Pack (including two weapons): $19.95 AUD
Pilot Pack (including one pilot): $12.95 AUD
For more information about Starlink: Battle for Atlas, please visit: www.starlinkgame.com
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