'Star Trek: Armada' Goes Gold

By Christian
March 18, 2000 - 12:19 AM

Activision has just announced that 'Star Trek: Armada', their real-time strategy game set in the TNG universe, has gone gold! What this means is that the program has been approved by the Quality Assurance department, and has now been sent off for duplication, so we should see it in game stores soon. 'Armada' is the second Trek game to be released by Activision, following 'Star Trek: Insurrection' late last year.

Here's the official Activision press release:


Santa Monica, CA - March 17, 2000 - Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that Star Trek: Armada, the first real-time 3D strategy game set in the Star Trek: The Next Generation(r) universe, has code released. The title is rated "E" by the ESRB and will hit store shelves later this month.

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-Locutus 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-eight-player competitions over LAN and the Internet.

For all of the latest Star Trek news and information, visit the official Internet home of Star Trek at www.startrek.com.

Viacom Consumer Products merchandises properties on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Television, Viacom Properties and Spelling Television, as well as third-party properties. Viacom Consumer Products, a unit of Viacom Entertainment Group, is a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. Star Trek (r), (tm) and (c) 2000 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved. Star Trek(tm) and all related marks are trademarks of Paramount Pictures.

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