“Tales of Honor: The Secret Fleet,” a free to play space adventure based on the Honor Harrington novels by David Weber, hits the App Store on May 1. The adventure has gamers playing a newly graduated tactical officer who must commandeer the HMS Havoc after most of the senior officers are killed. Throughout their journey, players will also unlock more information about Honor Harrington.
Along with the starship combat, players must also repair and upgrade their ship. Currency is earned by completing various missions in the game, and weekly online events will be part of this app’s features in the coming weeks.
“Tales of Honor: The Secret Fleet is the next phase in the expansion of the Tales of Honor story world,” said Evergreen Studios CCO Scott Kroopf. “Now gamers can discover the unique battle tactics and enjoy the military authenticity of the Honorverse. The game, like the recently released comic (Tales of Honor: On Basilisk Station), is intended to funciton as a standalone experience, yet we’re designing them to be complementary. Our goal is to make it easy for fans of all types to explore the rich universe that David Weber has created.”
Judging from the trailer, the visuals are definitely eye catching, and hopefully this app will give us an engaging free to play experience. Although many apps go for the cash grab with the freemium model, I’m crossing my fingers that this game stands out amidst the fray.
If you’re a Weber fan or want an experience beyond the app, “Tales of Honor: On Basilisk Station” hits stores and will be available digitally on Comixology.com on April 30.
Here’s the trailer: