[Episode 7] Defeating Tempest
Acarno defeats Zeno – for now – and is reunited once again with Hosaka and Chris before learning that Zeno intends to launch missiles, explaining they will reach their targets within 30 minutes.
Hosaka’s plan; get the ship high enough before blowing it up in order to save the Earth, and Hull Drive in East Edge City.
We also learn Hosaka’s true identity – he is the real Ryuichi Hayano and reveals his father was in charge of what is now “Project Meridian”, placing him in a key role at the age of 12. This was after his father discovered the Earth’s atmosphere would only last a short time and believed the only way for humans to survive was for a select few to escape the planet.
Enter scientist; Masato Hosaka. She believed there was another way and converted Hosaka’s (or Ryuichi’s) beliefs. As a result, the real Ryuichi was disowned by his dad. There “other” Ryuichi (who is now dead) is revealed to have been a clone, created by his father.
This gives Hosaka the ability to control the ship’s main computer system, as it was designed to only be controlled by either Zeno or Ryuichi. Hosaka reveals further details for his plan to blow up the ship, not by using the self-destruct mechanism – which Zeno has already permanently disabled – but by taking out the ship with the help of Navarro Jean.
As Navarro, you must navigate Shangri-la’s “Anti-Matter Room” in order to reunite with Acarno, Hosaka and Chris.
Following the cut scene you will regain control of Navarro all the way back at Shangri-la’s Docking Bay. Before going any further, equip the HEAT PROOF SUIT and either the COOL SOLE BOOTS or MOONLIGHT BOOTS. Next equip the FIRE EXTINGUISHER and prepare to put out a couple of fires;
In the next room there are 3 holograms which act as barriers that prevent you from going any further. Equip the LASER GUN and follow the instructions below;
Following the cut scene you will regain control of Acarno and must lure Tempest under the large shutter door in order to crush him. Quickly equip the HAND BAZOOKA and distance yourself from Tempest before turning to shoot at him.
Following the cut scene you will take control of Acarno in the Engine Room. Before going any further, throw a FREEZE PACK off the side of the bridge on which you’re stood.
After freezing the floor, jump down and you will notice there are 4 pipes which stretch from the outer wall of the room to the central column. On top of each pipe is a switch – all of which must be activated in a specific order, as shown on the map below;