Today, Bohemia Interactive and Mastertronic unveiled Carrier Command: Gaea Mission
, a re-imagination of the landmark 1980s vehicular simulation computer game Carrier Command
. Set in a large group of islands, the game will be a mix of 1st and 3rd person action, with elements of real-time strategy thrown in for good measure.
Marek Španel, the CEO and founder of Bohemia Interactive, had this to say:
I and my brother Ondrej were addicted to playing Carrier Command on our Atari ST. In fact, it was what inspired us to develop games ourselves. Now, almost 25 years after the original was released, it’s exciting to see our re-imagination, Carrier Command: Gaea Mission, finding its way to the massively expanded PC and immense console gaming audience.
Meanwhile, Andy Payne, the managing director of Mastertronic, who is set to publish the game in Europe, added:
We are really honoured to be working with such a talented and successful games developer as Bohemia Interactive. They have a fantastic track record of producing great games. Indeed it is a real co-incidence that one of the first games I worked on way back in the 80's was the original Carrier Command and my company, The Producers, now part of Mastertronic, helped Rainbird get that game in the hands of real fans. With that heritage in mind, Mastertronic will shout loud and proud about Carrier Command and we will ensure we help bring legions of new fans enjoy this great game.
Bohemia were also kind enough to release both screenshots and the boxart of the game:Carrier Command: Gaea Mission
is set for release on the XBox 360 on September 27th, 2012.