Paramount Digital Entertainment officially announces Star Trek: D-A-C
which turns out to be headed to Windows as well as consoles, with the PC release
to follow "shortly" after the console editions. Here are some
and here's the announcement:
LOS ANGELES – April 23, 2009 – Paramount
Digital Entertainment, Bad Robot Interactive, CBS and Naked Sky Entertainment
today announced the launch of Star Trek®: D-A-C, coming to Xbox LIVE® Arcade for
the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft this May, and
to PlayStation®Network and Windows PC shortly thereafter. Inspired by the
upcoming “Star Trek” movie from Paramount Pictures, Star Trek: D-A-C is a
fast-paced, top-down space shooter where players take the captain’s chair and
engage in intense online multi-player or co-op battles. Pick up and play, then
lead your team to victory.
“The upcoming ‘Star Trek’ film has ignited interest among a new generation of
fans as well as longtime fans of the original,” said Tom Lesinski, President
Paramount Pictures Digital Entertainment. “With that same goal in mind, Star
Trek: D-A-C was designed to appeal to ‘Star Trek’ fans and gamers alike. The
pick up and play arcade-style game play lets fans take the command and boldly
Star Trek: D-A-C allows fans to directly control a variety of ships and pitch
battles between Starfleet and the Romulan Empire. Up to 12 players can compete
in thrilling team combat. There are three game play modes - single player,
online multiplayer and online co-op. For each mode, there are three different
game types - Team DeathMatch, Assault and Conquest. Players can choose from
three ship types for each faction, including the new U.S.S. Enterprise featured
in the “Star Trek” film. Each ship – the powerful Flagship, the nimble Fighter
and the devastating Bomber – offers its own unique capabilities for players to
master and manipulate as they fight for victory. In addition to featuring the
new U.S.S. Enterprise, Star Trek: D-A-C incorporates music and signature sounds
taken directly from the new “Star Trek” film.
Star Trek: D-A-C is scheduled to launch May 2009 for the Xbox LIVE Arcade for
the Xbox 360, and for the PlayStation Network and Windows PC shortly thereafter.
It is rated “E” by the ESRB.