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'Armada' Press Release

By Christian
March 27, 2000 - 6:47 PM

Activision just sent out the following press release regarding the release of 'Star Trek: Armada', their new real-time strategy game:

Activision's Star Trek(R): Armada Real-Time Strategy Game Warps Into Retail Stores the Week of March 27

Highly Anticipated Star Trek Title Hits Store Shelves Nationwide

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The wait is over for PC gamers who have been clamoring for the chance to play Star Trek: Armada, the first real-time 3D strategy game set in the Star Trek: The Next Generation(r) universe. Activision, Inc. announced today that the E'' rated title will hit retail stores nationwide the week of March 27 and will carry a suggested retail price of $49.95.

Star Trek: Armada takes the real-time strategy genre to space and provides gamers with four distinct races to play,'' says Mitch Lasky, executive vice president, Activision Studios. By offering the opportunity to play one day as the Romulan or Klingon side and another day as the Federation or Borg, Armada delivers an unrivaled level of replayability and strategic variety.''

In Star Trek: Armada war rages across the Alpha Quadrant as players command four powerful races in a strategic struggle for survival. Throughout 20 missions, players engage in dynamic ship-to-ship combat, while overseeing the construction, repair and staffing of up to 30 starships -- from battleships, cruisers, destroyers and scout ships, to cargo, transport and construction ships. Campaigns are comprised of a variety of tactical, combat and protective missions, which advance the overall story -- from the eerie warnings of the Borg invasion to the ultimate Picard showdown.

Star Trek: Armada offers a variety of single-player missions - from large battles to small escort details - and an extensive range of story-driven multiplayer options, including up-to-four-player competitions over LAN and the Internet.

Minimum system requirements for the game include a Pentium 200 computer with 32 MB RAM and Windows(r) 95/98. More information on Star Trek: Armada can be found at www.st-armada.com.

For all of the latest Star Trek news and information, visit the official Internet home of Star Trek at 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 $436 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999.

Activision maintains operations in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Australia, The Netherlands and Belgium. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at http://www.activision.com.

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