Earlier this week we told you about the Aegis Nautilus, a currently unflyable $600 Star Citizen ship that features mine laying and mine sweeping gameplay that hasn’t been built or even demonstrated yet. If none of those things raises red flags for you and you still want to splash that cash, now you can.
Yes, the Nautilus is up for general sale. The ship comes in two varieties: a limited-time pledge which includes the $675 Warbond edition with lifetime insurance and a sequential serial number, or just the standalone ship itself which is $725. The webpage built for the Nautilus features a pretty full breakdown of what the craft will look like, including a look at the ship’s three decks, a donwloadable brochure, and even a minigame where players can perform mine sweeping and mine laying with the Nautilus… in a simplified UI format on a flat 2-D plane, anyway.
This week’s Inside Star Citizen also talks about the Nautilus, providing a brief rundown of the ship’s concept and more defensive gameplay style. It does not elaborate on how mine laying and mine sweeping will work, but it does mention that mines won’t be incredibly easy to detect and hints that most of the mine laying or mine sweeping features will require other crew members. It also mentions that ships with an EMP or distortion weapons can temporarily disable mines and ships built for hunting things down with scanners can detect mines. The video also offers a look at UI building tools, some upcoming physical merch, and a sprint report with other tidbits, all of which can be seen below.