View Full Version : Piranha an original team?

25th April 2012, 11:50 AM
As Piranha is in Wipeout 2048 (as Pir-Hana), it would make it one of the first teams to be founded in the Wipeout universe. With that said, would you consider Piranha as an original team (with FEISAR, Auricom etc.), despite making their first game appearence in Wipeout 2097?

I'm curious at what everyone would say.

25th April 2012, 04:51 PM
I'm happy to accept that as the company did exist in the original game, despite not entering the F3600.

25th April 2012, 11:31 PM
No because it is pir Hana not piranha in 2097, didn't it take on that name in wo3?

27th April 2012, 06:17 AM
"Pirhana" was originally a mispell of Piranha. If you have a look at some gameplay footage from 2097 (e.g. Look at Hellfire_WZ's YouTube vid about the teams), Piranha is spelt the correct way.

Isn't that right, Hellfire_WZ?

27th April 2012, 07:02 AM
Well, from http://wipeout.wikia.com/wiki/Piranha#Gallery

Wipeout 2097:

Wipeout 3:

On the side it says:

"Established 2044-2052 (as Pir-Hana); reorganized 2060 (as Piranha)"

I'm not sure what that was based on but even pure/pulse/hd have it as piranha. Pirhana sounds cooler :) So it just came about in 2048?

I never played the first title much and don't remember it being mentioned - was it pirhana in f3600?

1st May 2012, 05:45 PM
It’s definately "Pirhana" in WO3. The image you’re referring to must have been altered. Check the game manual or the game itself :)

1st May 2012, 10:03 PM
"Pirhana" was not in the F3600 but of course was featured as "Piranha" in WO2097 or "Piranha II" in WO64, but in WO3 according to the game manual the team is called "Pirhana" again and the base is in Brazil.

On the main topic though, I would consider Pirhana as an original team in the sense that they were in a game set with the four other teams before the F3600 or they are the original unlockable team in WO2097/64. :)

1st May 2012, 10:23 PM
That Wipeout 3 image has been doctored to change the spelling - it was Pirhana in that game

Interesting - they were referred to as Pirhana in the first Wipeout as well. Exerpt from the manual:

Manufacturer - AG Systems International
Design Model - 3240ii SRX
Engine Configuration - 2x1200bhp - reheat
Engine Model - Falcon4 MkII
Stabilising Surfaces - Pro-Am PB90
Braking System - Pirhana2 SRBS
Weapons Control - AG Systems UK

Regardless of spelling though, the colour schemes and craft design are pretty consistent all the way so it's definitely the same team. Only other inconsistency is being located in China during the 2097 era

2nd May 2012, 11:25 AM
That Wipeout 3 image has been doctored to change the spelling - it was Pirhana in that game

Oh, I didn't know that.:o Good to know.

In case anyone's wondering, I posted those pics to the Wipeout wikia. Over the past few months, I had been renovating the site to make it more up to date (yes, I am Gilke001 <-- my uni login). I got the logo images from Wipeout Future (http://www.wipeout-future.com)

With that said, I'm thinking it would be a good idea to alter the image so it has the correct spelling.