Version 0.9.4 just dropped of Banshee Force and lots of new features have been added. The big feature of this release is the "Banshee Fighter". A new tower has been added called the Banshee Hanger. Inside this hanger is a Banshee Fighter.
Once you build a Banshee Hanger you can summon your Banshee Fighter with a new command on your right controller that lights up. The Banshee Fighter will automatically fly out and teleport to your left hand. At this point you can move your left hand and fly the fighter and shoot for up to 60 seconds anything in the area. You can choose to land the fighter or after 60 seconds it will land itself automatically.
New Upgrades Added
A lot of upgrades were added to increase the power of your towers.
[td]Increase Shield Size
This upgrade allows you to increase the size of any of your shields including your city. It is super powerful with the low cost portable shield generator tower to add a layer of protection on towers or cities. Remember though you cannot shoot through it so add additional missile launch towers to be able to shoot around the shield.[/td]
This upgrade allows you to add a shield around towers you have built to protect them from attacks. Once the tower is built you can use existing repair upgrades to maintain the shield as it is hit with missile attacks. All guns and lasers can shoot through these shields.[/td]
[td]Increase Fire Rate
This upgrade will make any tower shoot twice as fast as it currently does. It can take a 30 second cool down to 15 seconds with one upgrade. It can be stacked to make the tower even faster if your rolling in money.[/td]
[td]Multiple Shot Upgrade
This may be my favorite upgrade as it makes any tower that shoots double its number of shots fired. The Anti-Ship towers that shoot 3 plasma balls will not shoot 6 with this upgrade. Add increased fire rate and this is quite a powerful tower.[/td]
Initial location has been added to Banshee Force and the Achievements in all the Steam supported languages. If you switch to another language and find any issues with the translations, please let us know if you know the correct translation for the English text.
Red Elite Enemy
Also, rumors are true that in later levels a new very difficult red class elite enemy will appear. The enemy is much tougher than the blue class enemies and delivers a much bigger punch on your towers and cities. You have been warned.
Things we are considering to do in .5 are the following
- Stealth enemies
- Stealth enemy missiles
- Tower upgrades to see stealth
- A new 3 island challenge
- Possibly upgraded graphics on shields
The next version might take a while as we update to deal with changes to Steam VR 2.0 and support more headsets also.
Note, we haven't seen anyone able to get past the first 8 levels at normal difficulty without starting at a later level.