N-Fusion Interactive, who have had a hand in bringing some great iOS titles like Deus Ex: The Fall and Air Mail to the App Store, are working on a new narrative-driven space combat game called Space Noir, the game’s publisher Unity Games announced today. Space Noir will put you in the shoes of Hal Markham, who seemed to have a perfectly fine and enjoyable life prior to joining the Intergalactic Planetary Consortium. To his dismay, he found his new job required him to enforce draconian laws on the galaxy’s colonies rather than working to protect them. So he quits the Consortium, only to return home to find his entire family dead and his fiancé now married to an evil politician. Sound rough. With his life now in shambles, Hal turns to mercenary work and black market jobs to make ends meet until he can sort out just who and what exactly was behind the downward spiral of his entire life.
N-Fusion notes inspiration from such space combat classics as Wing Commander and X-Wing, and Space Noir will include 5 different worlds and 35 missions to play through as Hal and his ship AI Rhonda get to the bottom of his own personal woes, an intergalactic conspiracy, and the fate of humanity’s future. You know, no big deal. Hal’s ship will also come with upgradeable weaponry and armor, unlockable special maneuvers, and cosmetic upgrades. It all sounds pretty darn cool, so be on the lookout for Space Noir sometime in the summer of this year.