Today Paradox Interactive presented the first set of exclusive screenshots taken from the space combat simulator Dark Horizon.

Paradox goes on to describe the game: [i]"At the boundary of the known galaxy, a deep-space exploration probe begins its transmission to a star-base, light years away. Before the signal is prematurely cut-off, the base's central computer receives numerous images of a disturbing nature. On examination, they provide a tantalising glimpse of sinister alien spacecraft flying amid monstrous sized space stations. Could these belong to the race responsible, for the disaster afflicting the universe?"

"Take your first step into a universe in terminal decline, towards the Dark Horizon."

Dark Horizon is scheduled to ship worldwide during Q3, 2008, or alternatively, about the same time as Dead Space.