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ACTIVISION'S STAR TREK® INVASION WARPS ONTO STORE SHELVES NATIONWIDE
Santa Monica, CA - August 30, 2000 - Gamers, prepare to "lock and load" for intergalactic combat when Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) releases Star Trek® Invasion, the first Star Trek game for the PlayStation® game console. The high-action space-combat game will be available at retail channels across North America the week of August 28, 2000 and carries a suggested retail price of $39.95.
Based on the Star Trek: The Next Generation® universe, Star Trek Invasion places gamers in control of the Federation's prototype single-pilot ships. The game challenges players to investigate strange space anomalies, defend the Federation against alien threats, and uncover the mystery that has opened a rift in the Beta Quadrant.
"Star Trek is one of the world's most recognized brands and we are thrilled to bring such an important franchise to the PlayStation game console," said Michael Pole, executive vice president, Activision Worldwide Studios. "With such stellar gameplay, Star Trek Invasion is sure to appeal to a large audience including casual and hardcore gamers, as well as Star Trek fans."
Developed by Warthog plc, Star Trek Invasion draws players into a realistic and visually stunning 3D space-combat adventure. Under the guidance of Lt. Commander Worf, players undertake 30 diverse missions with a multitude of objectives requiring them to employ evasion, stealth, preservation and pursuit tactics to defend the Federation from a mysterious menace. As gamers progress through the missions, they will pilot multiple types of vessels, including taking the hot-seat of a pulse-blasting ion cannon turret, as they interact with classic Star Trek races, as well as a never before seen alien race. Additionally, the game features over 10 unique weapons, including morning-stars and gravity bombs, an immersive storyline, true squad AI, and an all new advanced graphics engine that allows for in-game streaming video, stunning graphics and explosive special effects.
For the first time, space combat gamers will be able to compete in dual-play matches via split-screen, that take place in five Holospace combat arenas. In dual-play, players have the option to fly in tandem in cooperative team-play or engage in head-to-head combat.
Star Trek Invasion has been rated "E" ("Everyone" - content suitable for person ages six and older) by the ESRB.
For the latest Star Trek news and information, visit the official Internet 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 $572 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000.
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Contributed by skl (1138) on Feb 18, 2004.
You're a hotshot pilot who must uncover a plot behind deadly events that are leading the universe toward a doomsday scenario. Strap in, as intergalactic combat goes warp speed!
Contributed by Kasey Chang (3652) on Jun 01, 2001.