We all know that stunning graphics are best-suited for desktop wallpaper, however, and Outrage hasn't forgotten what's really made the Descent series so popular: the gameplay. Descent III will include a deeper storyline involving an alien virus infecting numerous P.T.M.C. mines and facilities, in which it becomes your duty to return to the mines, collect evidence, and exterminate all rogue bots. Cleaning up unravels a potential conspiracy within the upper ranks of the P.T.M.C., suggesting that the virus may have been introduced by a high-ranking official within the P.T.M.C. corporate empire. Missions will be more elaborate than a "find the blue key and exit through the blue door" scenario, and promise to be tightly woven into the plot, advancing the story as you battle it out across 15 levels.
Those familiar with the Descent series will feel right at home with this title, and to ease newcomers into the freedom of flying around in zero gravity, Descent III will include a training level and an extensive configuration setup for input devices. Support for 3D audio and force-feedback joysticks will also be included. From the preview version I played through, I can safely say that Outrage Entertainment has done an admirable job with this sequel, and I'm looking forward to the final version, scheduled to be in stores this May.