Starlink: Battle for Atlas Announced By Ubisoft, Heading to Nintendo Switch

Ubisoft seems to always bring big AAA new IP’s to their E3 press conference. While not all of them are coming to Switch (I’m looking at you, Skull and Bones), one particular new AAA IP definitely is. That would be Starlink: Battle for Atlas, slated to arrive in fall of 2018. Here’s the announcement trailer:

Here’s the official press release:

In Starlink: Battle for Atlas, you’re part of a group of heroic interstellar pilots, dedicated to free the Atlas star system from the Forgotten Legends, an evil robot force. Starlink: Battle for Atlas offers a whole new gameplay experience: build your own modular Starship model, mount it on your controller, and take part in epic space combats. Equip your model with different parts and your Starship changes in game in real time. Assemble your fleet, mix and match your pilots, Starships and weapons to create your own play style and defeat the enemy.

FULLY CUSTOMIZE YOUR STARSHIP: THE CHOICE IS YOURS
Mix and match pilots, hulls, wings, and weapons to assemble your ideal starship with an unprecedented level of customization and creativity. Changes to your physical ship instantly appear in-game allowing you to immediately jump into the battle.

EXPLORE AN ENTIRE STAR SYSTEM
Travel seamlessly through the exotic alien worlds of the Atlas Star System. Each one of its planets has its own identity, ecosystem and wildlife. Be careful, as space is a hostile environment and will present many challenges. The world evolves depending on your actions and your choices. Everything you do has an impact on your journey, and enemies will react and fight back intelligently and take over the star system if you don’t stop them.

GET CREATIVE IN COMBAT
Build your unique play style. Experiment with different pilot abilities, weapon types, and status effects to discover and unleash devastating combos upon your enemies and overcome deadly challenges.

We have a nice batch of screenshots for the game below as well. Don’t forget to vote in our poll either available in the side bar or at the bottom of this post (on mobile) for which game announced so far is most exciting to you for Nintendo Switch.

Nathanial Rumphol-Janc

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