From the back of the box:
Dropping out of hyperspace, you lay a course for Lagrange Station. Suddenly, the klaxon screams out a warning! Two Darts and a Corsiar, closing fast! Pirates! You roll hard to avoid the incoming plasma torps. One hits, knocking down your rear shield. Spinning to protect your stern, you launch a heat seeker. Direct hit: the Corsair bursts into shards. Stunned, the Darts run for deep space. Later, over a pint of Rigelian in the Lagrange cantina, you listen as a bounty hunter tells of the Scarlet Brotherhood, the most notorious band of pirates in the Far Arm. You hope it wasn't one of their Corsairs you vaporized out there...
Inspired Space Flight Simulation!
Intense Role-Playing Adventure!
- Trek through an astonishingly realistic universe with outposts and mining stations, planets and asteroids, stars and starships - all in spectacular 3D graphics.
- Watch combat from cockpit, chase plane, or cinematic camera angles.
- Engage cunning foes in heated dogfights, where you'll have to outgun and outsmart your opponents to taste victory.
- Outfit your ship with plasma torpedoes, plasteel armor, particle beams, missiles, force shields, ECM units and more.
- Execute loops, rolls, and spins. Feel the tug of gravity as you whip around a star. Authentic spaceflight dynamics push your piloting skills to the limit.
- Make a fortune - and a name - trading cargo, bounty hunting, or plundering merchant ships. Every action you take affects your reputation, and who calls you friend or foe.
- Meet and converse with the inhabitants of the Far Arm: Imperial troopers, merchant princes, talkative robots, and treacherous pirates.
- Shop for starship hardware, do favors for aliens, carouse in bars - even play HIVE!, the galaxy's hottest arcade game.
- You will be drawn into a web of intrigue; secret plots, assassination attempts, intergalactic war. Ultimately, the destiny of billions will hinge on your deeds.