'Starfleet Command Volume 2' Press Release

By Christian
April 24, 2000 - 3:47 PM

Though Erik Bethke at development studio Taldren recently already announced they were working on 'Starfleet Command Volume II', Interplay has now also sent out an official press release with details on the game:

Interplay Announces Sequel to the Highly Acclaimed Star Trek: Starfleet Command

Star Trek: Starfleet Command Volume II - Empires at War Coming Soon!

IRVINE, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- 14 Degrees East, a division of Interplay Entertainment Corp. , is pleased announce the sequel to the highly acclaimed Star Trek: Starfleet Command(r). Star Trek: Starfleet Command(r) Volume II - Empires at War adds significant new features to the original Starfleet Command and will use a matching service technology to create the most compelling form of multiplayer gaming. Starfleet Command Volume II - Empires at War is currently in development at Taldren, a newly formed developer containing members from the original Starfleet Command team, and is scheduled for release this Winter.

The campaign game in Starfleet Command has been redesigned for Starfleet Command Volume II from the ground up to provide for a richer solo gaming experience and will have a totally redesigned fleet control interface. Starfleet Command Volume II will allow the player to experience new races such as the Mirak Star League and the Interstellar Concordium. Along with these new races come their new weapon systems. The Interstellar Concordium have a powerful Plasmatic Pulsar Device to enforce peace on the known powers. The Mirak specialize in missile combat and have the most fearsome missile cruisers ever seen in the Star Trek universe. The Mirak have also upped the ante of fighter combat and the known powers must respond.

Join the United Federation of Planets, the Romulan Star Empire, the Klingon Empire, the Gorn Confederation, the Lyran Star Empire, the Hydran Kingdom, the Interstellar Concordium or the Mirak Star League in Starfleet Command Volume II and vie for control of the galaxy. Every battle will be tracked to determine the political allegiance of hundreds of sectors of territory. Players will gain prestige and rating points to command bigger ships or join task forces to amplify your battle plans!

WON.net and Mplayer will provide matching services for Starfleet Command Volume II that consist of a new element of Drop-In Support that enables multiplayer missions such as Ambush and Rescue.

Taldren, the newly formed developer consisting of the original Starfleet Command team, has a contract with Interplay to provide a number of new titles. Starfleet Command Volume II will be the first game released out of this agreement.

Star Trek: Starfleet Command Volume II - Empires at War is licensed through Viacom Consumer Products, the licensing division of Paramount Pictures. For 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 Productions, and Spelling Entertainment, as well as third-party properties. Viacom Consumer Products, a unit of Viacom Entertainment Group, is a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. To learn more about Viacom Consumer Products and our properties, please visit us at www.viacomcp.com . Star Trek and related marks (TM), (R) and (C) 2000 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

Interplay Entertainment Corp. is a leading developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software for both core gamers and the mass market. Interplay currently balances its development efforts by publishing for personal computers and current generation video game consoles. Interplay releases products through Interplay, Shiny Entertainment, Tantrum, Black Isle Studios, 14 Degrees East, its distribution partners and its wholly owned subsidiary Interplay OEM, Inc. More comprehensive information on Interplay and its products is available through its worldwide web site at http://www.interplay.com .

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