Starlink:Battle for Atlas is an action-adventure game that allows you to assemble your own custom starship that is mounted to your game game controller to launch an interplanetary adventure. Using modular starships you can mix and match their components and skills in real time as you play.As you venture throughout Atlas you encounter various alien species and form alliances to build your own crew. While forming these alliances it will alter the games world and your own gameplay experience. There is an open world experience that comes along with your journey. While playing you can fly over the planets surface then take off into space in what they are calling a “Seamless” experience. Each planet has their own story, landscape, design and hazards. While there are not only planetary hazards you will have space and land based combat with other creatures and ships as well.
Story of Starlink:Battle for Atlas
Starlink:Battle of Atlas begins when your mothership, the Equinox is ambushed and crashes on a nearby planet and the captain is taken hostage. The group behind the attack is known as the Forgotten Legion. The leader of the group goes by Grax and is obsessed with an extinct race called The Wardens. While Grax is obsessed with The Wardens, his true intentions are to mimic their technology for his own legion.
Starlink:Battle for Atlas Pilots
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Chase is a 16-year-old racing phenomenon and fierce competitor from Sam Pablo, Brazil. Despite a racing injury that cost her her left arm and leg, she is as competitive and cheerful as they come.
Hunter is a former black-ops soldier who is on a spiritual quest following a mishap on his last mission. He is descended from Samoan Warriors, and is the loyal protector of the Initiative.
The newest recruit to the Starlink Initiative, Mason is a genius inventor with big hopes for the future. His Starlink Technology lets the crew easily swap pilots, weapons and starships.
Judge is a powerful alien with a mysterious link to Nova. He was discovered in Earth’s Arctic by St. Grand and is now on a mission to track down his makers and learn more about himself.
Shaid is an Outlaw pirate from the Atlas star system. After years of stealing precious cargo from the galaxy’s most dangerous people, she now wants the Initiative’s help to get revenge on Grax.
Ace pilot and leader of the Star Fox Team, Fox McCloud is the legendary defender of the Lylat star system. Fox came to Atlas in pursuit of Wolf O’Donnell and his crew, and he has teamed up with the Starlink Initiative in their fight against Grax and the Forgotten Legion. “Exclusively on Nintendo Switch”
A trained fighter pilot and self-professed metal head, Razor serves as the Equinox’s mechanic and combat tactician. She’s tough, proud, and has no time for nonsense. Her hard-earned discipline keeps the whole team focused.
A West Coast daredevil, extreme sports athlete, and internet star. Levi has no boundaries and always has to be the center of attention. He snuck on board the Equinox back on Earth in search of fame, not realizing how far that choice would take him.
A scatterbrained Expedition scientist who’s happiest at home in the lab. His quick-firing intellect often distracts him from everyday things like social niceties. He harbors a lifelong fascination with the Wardens, and dreams of unlocking their ancient mysteries.
A mysterious old pilot who has escaped a violent past by retreating to a simple Prospector life. He’s been around long enough to have seen the truth of what really happened to Atlas. He’s out of retirement now, and his enemies had better watch out.
Starlink:Battle for Atlas Add-On PacksStarter Pack Lance: $24.99
This pack contains Pilot Hunter Hakka with his unique Pilot Ability, Lance Starship and the Imploder weapon
Starter Pack Pulse: $24.99
This pack contains Pilot Chase with her unique Pilot Ability, Pulse Starship and the Volcano weapon.
Starter Pack Nadir: $24.99
This pack contains Pilot Shaid with her unique Pilot Ability, Nadir Starship and the Nullifier weapon.
Starter Pack Neptune: $24.99
This pack contains Pilot Judge with his unique Pilot Ability, Neptune Starship and the Levitator weapon.
Pilot Pack Eli: $6.99
Enhance your adventure and achieve victory with the Eli Arborwood Pilot pack and his Pilot Ability: Gunslinger – Blast everything with this marksman and his super-fast reflexes.
Pilot Pack Kharl: $6.99
Enhance your adventure and achieve victory with the Kharl Zeon Pilot pack and hi Pilot Ability: Vortex Shield – Return enemy fire with this gravity master.
Pilot Pack Levi: $6.99
Enhance your adventure and achieve victory with the Levi McCray Pilot pack and his Pilot Ability: Danger Zone – Become temporarily invincible with this daredevil.
Pilot Pack Razor: $6.99
Enhance your adventure and achieve victory with the Razor Lemay Pilot Pack and her Pilot Ability: Power Chord – Blow enemies away with this maverick rocker.
Weapons Pack Iron Fist & Freeze Ray Mk 2: $9.99
Iron Fist : Named for the famous Outlaw warlord who invented it, Iron Fist is a brutal close-range shrapnel launcher that smashes through even the most durable defenses. It’s short range was intentionally designed so that’s its creator could look her foes in the eye when they met their end.
Freeze Ray Mk 2 : This advanced weapon is super-up with extra Mod capacity. Charge up and release a high-precision cryolaser that encases targets in ice. Combine Freeze Ray Mk 2’s elemental effect and follow it up with a blast from Iron Fist to unleash the SHATTER Combo on your opponents.
Weapons Pack Crusher & Shredder: $9.99
Crusher : Combining the deadly efficiency of an 8-barrel rotary firearm with a wing-mounted singularity engine gives the Crusher the ferocious power to create miniature Gravity wells around its targets. Any projectiles that get caught in the Gravity well will be drawn inward for bonus damage.
Shredder Mk 2 : This upgraded version of Shredder uses a side-loading chamber to funnel projectiles into its tri-barrel assembly quickly, resulting in a lot more pain per second than the standard variant.
Weapons Pack Hail Storm & Meteor: $9.99
Hailstorm : It adapts the four-barrel rotary technology of the shredder to deliver cryogenic-enhanced projectiles, firing in short, accurate bursts that Frost the target with deadly precision.
Meteor Mk 2 : The supercharged Mk 2 version of the Meteor projects an even more intense field of heat around its user turning them into a flaming ball of fiery death for anyone unlucky enough to get in their way. Combining their cold and heat elemental effects to unleash the THERMAL SHOCK Combo on your opponents.
Weapons Pack Shockwave & Gauss: $9.99
Shockwave : Initially designed as a non-lethal crowd dispersal device, the intensity of Shockwave’s concussive blast wave became much too dangerous for use against anyone except those the user would like to see shattered into a million pieces.
Gauss Gun Mk 2 : Outfitted with additional racks of electromagnetic coils, which are then enhanced with modified kinetic stabilizers, the Mk 2 is a significant improvement on the standard Gauss Gun in every way.
Starlink Battle Co-op Mount Pack: $16.99
Enhance you adventure in Starlink: Battle for Atlas by inviting a friend to join the campaign seamlessly at any time. Using the Starlink: Battle for Atlas controller mount pack will offer you a second controller mount to play with a friend. In the Co-op local mode you are able to combine different load-outs for the ultimate teamwork experience to save Atlas together.
While you can purchase the physical components of this game that allow you to build your custom ships on your controller, you can also play the game digitally and not own the components. If you are interested in the physical components they come in the multiple packs as previously stated.
Starlink: Battle for Atlas comes out on Xbox, PS4 and the Nintendo Switch on October 16, 2018.