'Star Trek: Armada 2' In DevelopmentBy Christian
March 15, 2001 - 1:14 AM
Last year, Activision's 'Star Trek: Armada' became the first Trek game that allowed you to play an entire campaign as the Borg. Today the gaming company announced an 'Armada' sequel that will continue the game's storyline and now will also allow players to command Cardassian or Romulan forces, or even Species 8472.
'Star Trek: Armada II' is currently being developed by Mad Doc Software, a new development studio made up of former members of the 'Star Trek: Armada' production team at Activision as well as former employees of Looking Glass Studios, the company that years ago worked on the first, never-released 'Star Trek: Voyager' game. The game is expected to be released as soon as this Winter.
Set in the Next Generation universe, 'Armada II' will offer three separate single-player campaigns, in which gamers will play as the Federation, the Klingons or the Borg. Unlike in the original, there will no longer be a Romulan campaign. In the 27 missions included in the game, players will battle against races such as the Cardassians, the Romulans and Species 8472, while in multiplayer games it will be possible to play as any of the six major races included in the game.
New features in the sequel include a move to larger maps which now have 3-D depth. To make use of this new dimension, the game offers players a Tactical View in which the battles unfold in full 3D, and in which ships can be placed into different 3D formations. It will now also be possible for ships to damage specific locations and sub-systems on enemy ships.
The first screenshots of the game's 3D battlefield have already been released, including one very nice one showing a Sovereign-class starship in action. To see the shots, please head over to this page on Stomped.
For more information, please check out Activision's official press release.