'Orion Pirates' Goes Gold

By Caillan
June 24, 2001 - 11:47 AM

The latest instalment in the 'Starfleet Command' gaming series, entitled 'Orion Pirates,' has gone gold and is due to be released on July 2.

A stand-alone mission pack, 'Orion Pirates' adds a new storyline and features to the existing 'Starfleet Command' series. The game, which will work on Windows 95/98/00/ME based computers, has a retail price of $29.95 and can currently be ordered from Amazon.com.

In the game, the green-skinned Orion Pirates, as seen in episodes of both the original Star Trek and The Animated Series, take centre-stage, as players must choose whether to form an alliance with the roguish pirates and plunder the galaxy, or defend the Federation.

The Orion Pirates will be made up of eight distinct cartels, each with their own voice actors, history, ship interfaces and emblems. The player will choose to be one of the eight races featured in the original 'Starfleet Command' game, such as the Federation, the Klingons or the Romulans.

In addition to the new storyline, the game will also feature an improved user interface, crew voices and new weapons. The will be twelve single-player campaigns, and another twelve multiplayer missions. Also, the game will feature 26 "skirmishes" and three bonus missions based on The Original Series episode 'A Piece Of The Action.'

Released in 1999, the original 'Starfleet Command' game was soon followed by a sequel, 'Starfleet Command II: Empires At War,' which was released last year. 'Orion Pirates' is a stand-alone pack, and does not require these games to run.

Thanks to 3D Games Zone for this!

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