THE NEXT GENERATION LIVES ON WITH THE RELEASE OF ACTIVISION'S STAR TREK®: ARMADA II
Santa Monica, CA - November 19, 2001 - The task force has assembled and is ready to enter warp with the announcement that Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and Mad Doc's Star Trek: Armada II has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. A game of real-time strategy, Star Trek: Armada II challenges players to master the fleets of the Federation, Klingons and Borg across 30 star spanning levels after a Borg incursion threatens the safety of the Alpha quadrant. Star Trek: Armada II is rated "E" for everyone by the ESRB and carries a suggested retail price of $49.99.
"Star Trek: Armada II is boldly taking the franchise to a new level," said Larry Goldberg, executive vice president, Activision Worldwide Studios. "Both Trekkers and real-time strategy gamers will be blown away by Star Trek: Armada II's ease-of-use, increased functionality and awesome graphics."
The sequel to the best selling Star Trek strategy game, Star Trek: Armada II offers gamers a number of new enhancements to the original's winning gameplay mix. Combat in Star Trek: Armada II is now in true 3-D allowing the commander to position forces on different levels within the starfield. The game also offers players a fresh perspective on the battlefield with a new Tactical View. With Tactical View enabled, players rotate the camera 360° and zoom into the action to issue orders from the front line.
Battles in Star Trek: Armada II are even more epic in scope than its predecessor. Players will have over 100 new ship types and base objects at their disposal throughout the game's single player campaign and multiplayer levels. Gamers will also be able to use their fleets more effectively with a new formation feature. Depending on the command given by the player, ships will automatically arrange themselves into the optimum offensive, defensive or support configurations. Additionally, Star Trek: Armada II takes starship damage modeling to the next level. In true Star Trek fashion, weapons fire can now damage different locations and sub-systems on targeted ships.
Star Trek:Armada II includes a full complement of multiplayer features, modes and levels. Up to eight players can compete over a LAN and the Internet as the Federation, Klingons, Borg, Cardassians, Romulans or Species 8472 factions. Several additional multiplayer game types will also be available including Team, Alliance, Capture The Flag, Collect Latinum, Colonize Planets, Defend Planet and Assault modes.
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