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'Star Trek Starfleet Command III' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2002 @ 8:49 p.m. PST

All hands to battlestations with the announcement that Activision, Inc. 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.

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.

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