Trailer Is Actually Looking Pretty Mind Blowing
The annual CitizenCon is in full swing and CIG fans are in place to celebrate all things Star Citizen. Star Citizen crowdfunding effort has been immensely successful. By the latest count, it’s brought in more than $195 million. Some of that money has gone toward paying big-name actors to appear in the game’s Squadron 42 single-player mode. And now, developer Cloud Imperium Games has released an impressive new trailer showing many of the big names who are lending their likenesses and voices to the game.
The trailer, which was released at the Star Citizen fan event CitizenCon, shows celebrities like Gillian Anderson, Mark Hamill, Gary Oldman, Mark Strong, Henry Cavill, John Rhys Davies, Liam Cunningham, and Ben Mendelsohn. We don’t know for sure, but this appears to be one of the most celebrity-filled video games ever.
Character models, animation and voice acting are also bang on point too. Gillian Anderson and Mark Hamill are instantly recognisable, as are Gary Oldman Mark Strong, and lurking beneath the menacing alien exterior is Andy Serkis.
“Join the brave men and women of the 2nd Fleet as they stand strong against the greatest threats the UEE has ever faced. Will you answer the call?” asks Cloud Imperium Games. Star Citizen – Squadron 42 is set during the year 2945 and features the Earth’s Navy fending off the alien Vanduul invasion. It’s set to feature full space combat, planet landings, and even FPS shooting aboard ships. Think of it a bit like Halo, but with the ambition dialed up to 10.
Squadron 42, which bills itself as a “cinematic single-player adventure,” sees you playing as a rookie combat pilot. Along the way, you’ll come into contact with the characters played by all the celebrities in the trailer above.
Pledging $45 gets you instant access to the Arena Commander dogfighting/racing mode and the first-person shooter mode Star Marine. These modes, and Squadron 42, like Star Citizen, remain in active development with no official release date announced as of yet.