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Novagen Software has been refounded and Paul Woakes is working on Mercenary IV
I'm the first person in the world able to give you these newZ: Paul Woakes
has refounded Novagen Software and has been working on the fourth episode
of the Mercenary saga since the end of 1997. Mercenary IV will use an
enhanced version of the never released PC Damocles's engine, and will
support MMX and AGP. But if you want to read directly what Paul Woakes
wrote on his Mercenary IV FAQ, then go here.
Meanwhile, sit comfortably and enjoy some screenshots:
The title picture. It looks remarkably like the Mercenary 3 title picture,
but the new Novagen logo is present.
Skyscrapers at Capital City on Eris, and Capital City's spaceport. Mercenary
IV will use an engine able to assign many textures to a surface, showing the
most appropriate one for that distance. Note the IV logo on the bottom of
Two flight shots on Icarus and Lachesis. If this is the level of detail, we
are really gonna see some serious shit in Mercenary IV.
The presidential palace on Eris and the home of Parliament on Vesta. Note
how you can see Eris's islands from Vesta. The spacecraft in the picture on
the left must be the Dart 3.
Midas will be a very important spot in Mercenary IV. Hey, there are 16
million pyramids on it!
Two space flight shots. Note the clouds on Dion and Triton's detailed
surface. And look at the inventory in the picture on the right: the antigrav
will be present in Mercenary IV too.
Flying toward and walking on the comet Damocles.
Marduk? A new planet entered the Gamma System! But... how come are there so many
popular legends about it? Who are those mysterious Nephilim? Marduk
will be the home of all evil in Mercenary IV.
Surprising surprise! Hidden somewhere in the Mercenary IV CD-ROM there's the
original game, the first episode of the saga: Mercenary - Escape from Targ!