deadly, and designed to take a beating, the Destroyer is in
every sense a heavy-hitter. Turning broadside to its target,
the Destroyer unleashes its four heavy cannons and twin
Capital Ship torpedo launchers in a withering attack few
ships can withstand for long.
larger capital ships stand out. Among my favorite is the
vaygr carrier, but also the hiigaran destroyer--though if
you ask around the office, the hiigaran battle cruiser
always comes up as a favorite. We've added small touches
like vertical missile launchers that help further
distinguish these ships." - Josh Mosquiera, Lead
those ships is upside-down." - Cei Gladstone,
Programmer, referring to the original
warship is armed with four twin heavy kinetic turrets
(three topside, one underneath), and two bow torpedo launchers. In the
GameSpot shot battle damage is visible on the
port engine housing, and the engines are trailing smoke. (If
the source image is too dark, here's a lightened
Destroyer does not appear to have buildable subsystem
IGN pre-E3 video
Destroyer has two missile launchers on the bow. It is also
seen firing missiles in the GameSpot video. It was also seen
presenting its broadside to the enemy, bringing all four of
its gun turrets to bear.
the GameSpot pre-E3 video, the Destroyer's missiles appeared
to break into multiple warheads before striking the target.
This may be the normal behavior of Hiigaran missiles, or an upgrade feature.
the first appearance of this ship in the HW2
poster, and in