Written by: Chip Henson
Back in 2004, I had the pleasure of going to E3 and seeing new games like Silent Hunter 3 and Darkwatch, and consoles like the Phantom and the PSP. Hidden away in the basement area, Kentia Hall, a game called Nexus: The Jupiter Incident was being shown. It featured stunning graphics and seemed like it was made exclusively for fans of the space genre. The game’s creation went through a lot of problems, though, and a release was looking grim.
Originally, when it was going to be developed by Mithis and published by CDV, the game was called Imperium Galactica 3. Later, it became known as Galaxy Andromeda. Finally, the game with a million names found its way to the publisher HDi, and it was given its final name change.
The strategy game consists of detailed ships, from small fighter/bombers to large capital ships, battling against stunning space vistas. I was in awe of the game and spent many nights playing until the wee hours of the morning, much to my wife’s dismay. I had always assumed there would be a Nexus 2, but slow sales hurt its chances. A video had been released showing what was planned for Nexus 2, and it can be seen at the top of this post. It gave the fans hope even though the chances of success were slim. In the middle of last year, that changed.
The announcement came that the developer Most Wanted Entertainment was looking for investors to get Nexus 2 going. A potential release date is still up in the air. Nexus 2‘s fate is all dependent on pre-order totals through GamesPlant. If the game doesn’t end up getting released this year, you may be seeing a repeat of this post in 2013.