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Novus Prime: Vindication Comes to PlayStation Home Wednesday

Jeff Posey's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Posey on Jan 09, 2012 // President, Hellfire Games

Hellfire Games is proud to announce that Novus Prime: Vindication, the newest expansion for our multiplayer space shooter Novus Prime, is coming to PlayStation Home this Wednesday, January 11th. We’ve been hard at work on Vindication for several months, and we’re looking forward to hearing what you all think! Here’s a preview of what to expect with the newest expansion:

Leveling Up the Core Experience

Since the launch of Novus Prime in December 2010, we’ve learned a lot about what our players enjoy most about the Novus Prime experience. With Vindication, we knew we had to deliver more missions, ships, weapons, avatar items, outfits, and more – but we’re also excited to give our community their #1 request: raising the level cap from 20 to 30 and adding tons of new rewards!

With the new expansion, players will now unlock rewards at every other level. This means players who’ve already reached the rank of Captain at level 20 will instantly earn several rewards when they log in to Novus Prime: Vindication. Newcomers will earn more rewards than ever before as they rise up the ranks to Commander.

Novus Prime Escalation for PlayStation Home

Players will find several new items in the shop to improve their game experience in Novus Prime, including the Tech Goggles & Enemy Scanner bundle, the super-fast Obsidian Blade fighter ship, and our new Memory Conditioning Conduit bundle, which comes with three virtual items and permanently triples your XP point gains so you can rank up even faster.

Novus Prime Escalation for PlayStation Home

Meet the Obsidian Race

We’re also expanding Novus Prime’s lore as the new playable Obsidian race joins Earth Fleet against the Bot armada. Aside from some concept art we’ve cleverly hidden away in Novus Prime’s VIP area, not much has been made public about the Obsidian race until now. With Vindication, everyone can join the fight as an Obsidian fighter with the Obsidian Pilot Suit bundle, which comes with some seriously unique custom animations as well as the Obsidian Blade, the fastest player ship in the game.

Here’s your first glimpse at the new Obsidian technology before Vindication goes live:

Novus Prime Escalation for PlayStation Home

Finally, we know our veteran players have been clamoring for more missions (that’s our second most requested update), so we’ve truly expanded Novus Prime’s core content this time around. Novus Prime: Vindication delivers two challenging new missions (“Claustrophobia” and “Wrecker’s Waltz”) as well as Master versions of every current mission, so there’s no shortage of adventures to be had with your friends in the cold confines of space. Keep an eye out for the new Executioner mini-boss!

Novus Prime Escalation for PlayStation Home

More Ways to Join the Fight

We’re big fans of the recently-redesigned PlayStation Home core experience, and one of its coolest features is the opportunity to find great new games in each of the Districts. Starting January 11th, players can warp straight to the Novus Prime space station from our new Action District location – just look for the colossal hovering spaceship.

Novus Prime Escalation for PlayStation Home

Last but not least, we’re celebrating the launch of Novus Prime: Vindication and our recent 1-year anniversary in PlayStation Home by giving away this free Personal Lightning Shield virtual item as a token of appreciation for our fans!

Click here to get your free code

Novus Prime Escalation for PlayStation Home

It’s been just over a year since we made PlayStation Home our own home for quality game development, and we’ve got big plans for 2012! We’d like to say thanks to everyone in the PlayStation Home community for your support, and we look to hearing what you think about Novus Prime: Vindication.

If you love free stuff, don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get the latest Novus Prime updates and code giveaways straight to your new feed, and remember to Join the Fight on Wednesday, January 11th!

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19 Comments   3 Replies

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+ etur0 on January 9th, 2012 at 2:43 pm said:

I’m getting

Error!

You need to allow permissions for this app to access your free code.

Please check your pop-up blocker and enable pop-ups for Facebook to proceed.

and I have done all of that


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    + Locust_Star on January 9th, 2012 at 3:32 pm said:

    Reposting Novus-Cooldown’s comment up here for all to see:

    “For those having trouble getting their free Lightning Shield code, try using Firefox or Chrome (Internet Explorer doesn’t play nice with the app) and enabling pop-ups. Refresh the page and it should work!

    If you still can’t get your code, e-mail us at info (at) hellfiregames.com and we’ll get you sorted out. Can’t wait to see what everyone thinks of the new expansion.”


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+ Glaukon on January 9th, 2012 at 2:44 pm said:

SWEET mother of God!!! keep up guys Home is getting better and better. You guys should give us the option to install the client to our system so dont have stream the whole game every time I want to play it. I really want to get in there but then I remember that I have to spent a least 10 minutes just so I start seeing people in the world.


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+ Thrakadral on January 9th, 2012 at 2:51 pm said:

Only people with Facebook can get a code? That’s disappointing to say the least. It’s very frustrating that I can’t get just because I choose not to have a Facebook account.


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+ Novus-Cooldown on January 9th, 2012 at 2:53 pm said:

For those having trouble getting their free Lightning Shield code, try using Firefox or Chrome (Internet Explorer doesn’t play nice with the app) and enabling pop-ups. Refresh the page and it should work!

If you still can’t get your code, e-mail us at info (at) hellfiregames.com and we’ll get you sorted out. Can’t wait to see what everyone thinks of the new expansion!


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+ gamepro300 on January 9th, 2012 at 3:05 pm said:

Awesome update! I used to love playing this in Home and now all these new items and expansions will definetly have me coming back in the future.


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    + Locust_Star on January 9th, 2012 at 3:33 pm said:

    Can’t wait to see you in Home on Weds!


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+ Rytteren on January 9th, 2012 at 3:18 pm said:

damn.. hoping that you would one day earn trophys in homegames.. damn i would play alot of them! this aswell


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+ Aasyranth on January 9th, 2012 at 3:43 pm said:

New rewards, new missions, and new gear, huh? I’ll definitely be visiting there on Wednesday!


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    + Locust_Star on January 9th, 2012 at 3:51 pm said:

    See you there!


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+ phatso64 on January 9th, 2012 at 3:55 pm said:

the outfit shown for Vindication looks awesome ,hope the price is reasonable . love everything about this update but level cap should be 50 . thanks for regular updates and not resting on your past achievements as many Home devs seem to do .


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+ HoIlyWoodCeIeb on January 9th, 2012 at 5:06 pm said:

Eeeek like they said 1000 times just email them. You dont need facebook, if you posted here you obviously have an email. Not to mention its not their fault that you choose to stay away from facebook. If its such a big deal, make a fake account for 2 minutes, get the code, then deactivate facebook. Theres no reason to complain


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+ JKar275 on January 9th, 2012 at 5:41 pm said:

THIS IS GREAT NEWS & I’M VERY HAPPY TO SEE NEW CONTENT FOR NOVUS PRIME!!!!

My only complaint is why not increase the level cap to 50 – not 30?

Also, will any of this new content change the functioning or appearance of the Novus Prime private apartment or the hangar add-on?


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+ Kane22_ on January 9th, 2012 at 5:46 pm said:

how do you put on the sheild?


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+ siriusbee on January 9th, 2012 at 6:15 pm said:

Damn, that looks pretty sick


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+ Hooligantuan on January 9th, 2012 at 8:50 pm said:

I hope the new rewards aren’t covered in logo branding like the pilot jackets.

Because, lemme tell ya, that kind of stuff backfires in PSHome. You put your logo on the back of the jacket … why? To spread your game! Get people to come over! Play! Maybe spend!

But what really happens is that the logo on the back is unattractive and nobody wants to wear the pilot jacket. The logo makes it ugly. The back is so plain, but this glaring, out of place logo. It doesn’t make sense to be there.

If you make cool items, people will come to your place because the items are cool. That’s all there is to it. The pilot jackets are all neat designs … except for that logo. (The backsides are really plain besides, but that was probably so the only eyegrabbing feature on the back would be that awful logo.)

(You guys should really redesign that stuff, srsly.)

(ilu.)


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+ Tarazuma on January 10th, 2012 at 7:06 am said:

I never had an interest in Novus Prime before due to the lack of interesting rewards, but a reward every other level seems good. Is that officer suit for females as well? That’s going to be one of the biggest selling points for me if it is. I am especially interested in the Obsidian race as well.

Also, is there going to be more to the home update this week then Novus Prime?


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+ artform-fazeone on January 10th, 2012 at 8:12 am said:

Wiicked!!!! (^_-)THE FAZEONES LOUNGE…


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+ rucovered on January 10th, 2012 at 9:42 am said:

moving updates to Wednedsday i thought was going to be epic, but in fact this content shows me i exhausted my time coming here…. -_-

who even plays Novus Prime??


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+ DCS-Tekken on January 10th, 2012 at 10:18 am said:

And here i thought it was all over after we reached Level 20!

Now were drawn back into the Battle! Utoh…. LOL!

Well Level 30 now mmmm ok, Time to fight some more Bots then!


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+ Novus-Cooldown on January 10th, 2012 at 6:10 pm said:

@Kane22_: The Lightning Shield is a hand item under Clothing in your Wardrobe in PlayStation Home.

@Hooligantuan: Nope, there’s no big Novus Prime logo on the back of the Commander uniform!

@Tarazuma: Yes, the Commander uniform comes in male and female versions.

@DCS-Tekken: See you at the space station!


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+ korag1704 on January 12th, 2012 at 8:09 pm said:

So i bout the New space ship bundle for Novus and when i go to play, everything loads but the retrieving character stays up. i cant play the game at all until that goes away D: i’ve been waiting for hours now, is anyone else having this problem? i cleared the cache and rebooted n all that.


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