These remasters get more and more confusing to classify, don’t they? WipEout: Omega Collection may technically be an updated edition of WipEout HD Fury and WipEout 2048, but Sony’s going above and beyond – even adding a new team and vehicle to the title’s roster of anti-grav racing machines. Welcome to the fray the Tigron K-VSR.
Here’s the official blurb, right from the developer’s cakehole:
The design philosophy of the Tigron K-VSR is “sheer brute force”. It eschews advanced tech and handling in favour of high speed and pure aggression.
The shape and layout of the craft consists of a central chassis and cockpit with two longer outer arms that have two design functions. They allow for aggressive ramming and shunting while keeping the central chassis and pilot safe from collisions. This design feature makes the ship very heavy, hindering its acceleration and handling but does work in its favour when it reaches higher speeds, turning it into a juggernaut.
Due to the size and weight of the craft, it needs a very large engine to push the ship to the desired speed. Having a pulse ram jet of this size proved to be highly unstable, so the design team got around this by using one large turbo pump that that feeds the thrust into four smaller chambers, allowing for a safer distribution of force and also giving it its distinctive “cluster thruster” design.
It sounds like a challenging model for more advanced players to us, but will you have the bottle to take it out onto the track? Try to hide your Feisar fanboyism in the comments section below.
High speed and aggression sounds like the Piranha. Similar colouring too. I'll take it!
I will happily try it and crash into walls! Auricom gal here
Is this a remake or what Sony?
What a cluster f.....ruster.
Assegai is the only team for me.
@themcnoisy Definitely not a remake. It's like a really, really thorough remaster/compilation.
I switch between all the teams when possible, but Auricom is my favorite.
I also read that Van Uber and Tigron we're supposed to be in HD, but didn't make it. Pretty cool to see them there now.
Not Mantis, already terrible
I always thought Icarus must be the most popular ship? It's all anyone ever used online in WipEout HD.
@get2sammyb The more they add the better. I'm glad they're bringing Wipeout back, but I've already played the hell out of all these tracks already, so it's kind of a bittersweet return.
@Wesker Yeah, I can understand. But at the end of the day, if this sells well, they'll probably be able to make a new one. And they are good tracks TBF.
Feisar for me too, I am super excited for this release, for me, the console generation isn't complete without a Wipeout game
I can't help but feel nostalgic about Wipeout on the PS1 and PS2, I remember getting home from the boozer with my pals and playing the hell out of Wipeout with a dash of Tekken thrown in for good measure.....and eating your dirty kebab when you lost and had to watch your mates duke it out!
I just can't find the steelbook edition here in Italy... Is it sold only by certain retailers in UE?
I've been a Feisar guy since PS1 days (although I briefly tried AG). Hard to change.
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