Introducing the Neox Sector: The game world of Manticore RISING
Amidst the dark green shades of Rigant Vortex, all hell breaks loose when mercenary squads and pirate gangs clash...
The Neox Sector. Newfound El Dorado on the fringe-worlds of known space. But it has not always been like this. For centuries this remote borderland, in which the main plots of both Manticore RISING on Apple TV and the upcoming mobile game GOF3 - Manticore take place, received little to no recognition from the authorities of the major factions. However, all this changed a couple of years ago when a strange and extremely powerful resource referred to as “Glow” was detected there. Suddenly, settlers from all parts of the galaxy took course for the Neox Sector with credit signs in their eyes and prospects of a bright future on their minds.
Roaming all three areas of the Neox Sector in Manticore RISING -- Trim, Rigant Vortex and Ornoth Rift.
The first region they arrived at was called Trim. A threshold between the familiar and the unknown, Trim’s oceanic planets bear a strong resemblance to Earth and its bright orbits instantly make us feel at home. But we’d better not let this strange familiarity fool us as Trim is constantly being targeted by natural catastrophes and pirate attacks originating from the adjacent Rigant Vortex sector.
It's a little hard to make out in this downsized screenshot, but the space station's marquee actually warns you of an incoming Indigo Pirate attack.
While Trim’s deep blue color scheme evokes a misleading feeling of security, Rigant Vortex’ dark green shades are a little less elusive. One look at the demonic tapestry of this former home world of a long-extinct alien race is all it takes to know that there will be trouble ahead as soon as you enter its confines…
Rigant Vortex' dark and dreary orbits instantly send an uneasy shiver down your spine... this area is referred to as "the Green Hell" for a reason!
Ornoth Rift is Neox’s third region and the one furthest away from the sector’s border. A former storage place for highly explosive “Glow” deposits, Ornoth Rift had been an industrial area for many years. But then a devastating accident triggered a disastrous blast that blew all structures in Ornoth Rift to shreds and left nothing but cosmic flames and floating debris. Now, this wasteland is frequented by pirates stealing whatever riches there are to be found among the wreckage.
Dashing into the fiery heart of Ornoth Rift at breakneck speed... the Shamash's green trails are a nice contrast to the orbit's orange color scheme.
While Manticore RISING on the new Apple TV already gives you a good impression of each of these areas, you will be able to see even more of them in the upcoming mobile game Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore. So we hope that your current trip to Trim, Rigant Vortex and Ornoth Rift will not remain your last one… in the meantime, however, please let us know in the comments which area’s look, style and atmosphere you enjoy the most!