Once a mainstay of consoles back in the 1990s, helicopter shooters are few and far between these days, but Comanche is aiming to bring them back with the launch of its full version today after a period in Early Access. A new trailer celebrates its launch, which is nearly two years on from its initial reveal, and showcases some of the action players can look forward to.
If you’re not up to speed with Comanche then here’s an overview of the game via its Steam page:
Comanche is a modern helicopter shooter set in an alternative future. Fight in the evolving singleplayer campaign, master your skills in Conflicts missions, or compete with other players in the explosive team-based multiplayer modes.
Evolving singleplayer campaign – Fight in the evolving singleplayer campaign and make a difference in a conflict of global proportions. After the Iran-US RQ170 incident, in which a UAV was hacked and captured through cyber warfare, the US army secretly revived the development of the RAH-66 helicopter program for special operations. The goal was to develop a highly maneuverable and advanced stealth war machine capable of deploy low-range drones operating in high-risk environments.
The program was a total success, and the Comanche special units seemed unstoppable in their missions. But then, when the blueprints leaked through a whistleblower website, every group, and power, who could afford it, built and modified the Comanche for their purposes. With that, a new era of helicopter warfare had begun.
Here’s a recap of Comanche’s key gameplay features:
Skill-based Conflicts missions – Master challenging missions in singleplayer game mode called Conflicts. Complete different objectives, earn medals for special tasks, and learn about Tellus Task Force’s world, the part of IJTF. Each medal provides its challenge, so prepare to test your skills!
Team-based multiplayer – Compete with other Comanche players from all around the world in explosive team-based multiplayer modes!
Infiltration – Play either as the attacker or the defender in this explosive objective-based competitive tactical team multiplayer. Compete in 4 vs. 4 battles and choose from various Comanche and drone models with spectacular special abilities.
Blackbox – This fast-paced multiplayer mode is Team-Deathmatch with kill confirmation! Coordinate with your team and find the fastest way to achieve the most takedowns. Heated dogfights are guaranteed!