Top Gun Hard Lock Details Fly In


Get those Maverick and Goose quotes ready, as 505 Games has today revealed the wealth of gameplay modes and features that you can expect to see in Top Gun Hard Lock.

The titular Hard Lock mode tasks you with engaging enemy aircraft during dogfights, enabling you to lock on to targets and not only bombard them with powerful weapons, but also perform aerial combat manoeuvres such as barrel rolls, Immelmans, loop-the-loops and hard banks.

The single-player story campaign will include 15 challenging missions set across a variety of different backdrops. Set in the Top Gun universe but brought up to date with a modern day setting, the story focuses on a new wave of elite Naval aviators, as they aim to protect the skies. In addition to the single player campaign, Top Gun Hard Lock also features Danger Zone mode. This mode pits you against wave after wave of enemy forces, including ground targets, bombers, fighters, enemy aces and more. If you fly well, you will be rewarded with medals, unlockable content, trophies and achievements.

Multiplayer fans will be well catered for too, as the game will feature three distinct modes for up to 16 players. Deathmatch mode will offer free-for-all battles, enabling you to select any aircraft and weapon load-out from those unlocked in the main campaign. Team Deathmatch splits you and other players into opposing forces for team-based play, with whichever team scoring the most points within the time limit taking the glory. Co-op play is also included, supporting up to four players, with three separate missions for you to enjoy; Carrier Strike, Base Defence and Aircraft Escort. You must, of course, work together with other players to defend against enemy attack at all costs.

Tying all of these modes and features together is an “intuitive” and “unique” control scheme that allows you to pull off combat manoeuvres with the “deftness” and “swagger” of a true Top Gun ace. Enhancing the experience further are a selection of officially licensed aircraft including iconic jets such as the F14D Super Tomcat, F22 Raptor and F/A-18F Super Hornet, which you’ll also be able to customise.

Top Gun Hard Lock will be released in Spring 2012 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC DVD. The title will also be available for download.

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