'Bridge Commander' Goes Gold

By Caillan
February 14, 2002 - 12:49 PM

'Bridge Commander' photo -  copyright Activision Activision yesterday announced its first-person space simulator 'Star Trek: Bridge Commander' has 'gone gold.'

With all beta testing completed, the computer game has now been sent to manufacturers for duplication. According to Amazon.com, the game will be released on March 6 in the United States, while British fans can expect to see it in stores on March 1.

Created with the help of Trek writer D.C. Fontana, 'Bridge Commander' sees the player assume command of a starship after a sun explodes, killing the captain. Well-known races such as the Klingons, the Romulans and the Cardassians appear as the storyline unfolds.

With over 30 different missions, as well as a multiplayer mode, the game aims to authentically recreate the bridge of a Federation starship. To this end, the personalities of the crew develop throughout the game and consoles explode as only Star Trek consoles do. Patrick Stewart and Brent Spiner provide the voices of Captain Picard and Data, who are on hand to provide help throughout the game.

'Bridge Commander' was developed by Totally Games, previously responsible for the 'Star Wars' X-Wing and Tie Fighter series. Activision has published numerous Star Trek gaming titles, including the well-received 'Voyager: Elite Force.'

The game carries a suggested retail price of $49.99, but can currently be pre-ordered from Amazon.com for $44.99. British residents can pre-order the game from Amazon.co.uk for a price of £24.99.

Activision's original press release can be found here. Thanks to 'RAS' for this!

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