ACTIVISION'S STAR TREK STARFLEET COMMAND® III GOES GOLD AND PREPARES FOR
Santa Monica, CA - November 4, 2002 - All hands to battlestations with the
announcement that Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and Taldren's highly
anticipated tactical starship simulator, Star Trek Starfleet Command III, has
gone gold and is on its way to manufacturing. The first title in the series to
take place in the Star Trek: The Next Generation® universe, Star Trek Starfleet
Command III allows players to take total control of their own ship and crew, and
engage in open conflict with the great empires of Star Trek® lore. Star Trek
Starfleet Command III is rated "E" for everyone by the ESRB and
carries a suggested retail price of $49.99.
Fans who hunger for more information on Star Trek Starfleet Command III can
reference the game's new official Web site located at www.st-sfc3.com. The Star
Trek Starfleet Command III web site will be the center of all things related to
the game and includes news, screenshots, ship profiles and a download section
complete with custom wallpaper. Additionally, a new downloadable movie of the
game is available at http://www.activision.com/downloads/407.asp.
As captain of a starship, Star Trek Starfleet Command III gives players
complete access to all ship's systems including navigation, tactical,
engineering and science stations. Players must balance energy between their
ship's systems as they exchange pyrotechnic volleys of phasers, disrupters and
torpedoes with the opposition. As the foes fall by the wayside and the victories
rack-up, players will also accrue "prestige points," which can then be
used to purchase new vessels, upgrade their weapons, shields, engines and other
combat systems, and to recruit better officers.
The single player portion of Star Trek Starfleet Command III features
separate Klingon, Romulan and Federation campaigns. There is also an Instant
Action mode, and Conquest -- a simulated multiplayer mode where players vie for
control of the known universe in an ongoing sector-by-sector battle.
Multiplayer modes in Star Trek Starfleet Command III includes Skirmish mode
where players can engage in combat as the Federation, Klingons, Borg or Romulans
in free-for-all and team-based games. Additionally, Star Trek Starfleet Command
III includes an enhanced version of the Dynaverse 3 multiplayer environment.
This persistent online component features improved AI and a new system that
allows players to join the same fleet, travel together across the galaxy and
battle alongside one another in a bid to improve their ships and carve out
territory in the name of their empire.
For all the latest Star Trek news, visit the official home of Star Trek at http://www.startrek.com.
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Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading
worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and
leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted revenues of $786 million
for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002.
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France, Germany, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia and the Netherlands. More
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