Star Citizen is known for its growing variety of starships available to players, and Chris Roberts’ Cloud Imperium Games just revealed a new one, the Anvil A4A Hurricane.
The hurricane is a particularly interesting attack fighter, because it trades off protection and comfort for extremely heavy weaponry, packing six KBAR 11-Series Broadsword cannons and four FSKI Ignite missiles in its standard configuration. That means that it’s not a ship for newbies. It’s made for pilots able to deliver their payload on target quickly and precisely, and then make themselves scarce as fast as possible, before the enemy can retailiate.
That’s certainly a fascinating concept, but considering how things tend to go in complex battle scenarios, greener pilots should probably stick with ships that come with heavier protection and a bit less of a sting.
The ship will be flight-ready later this year, but can already be purchased here. Keep in mind, though that early ship purchases have the sole purpose of supporting the game’s development. You actually don’t need to buy any of them, because all ships will be available for in-game currency after Star Citizen launches.
Star Citizen also just reached $144 million in crowd funding, currently sitting at $144,013,313 from 1,752,529 backers.
In the interest of full disclosure, the author of this article is one of those backers, proudly grown on Wing Commander and enjoying every moment of the alpha.
You can check out a few screenshots and artwork of the Hurricane below.