Commander Warps Out of Dry Dock
and Onto Retail Shelves
Games Highly Anticipated Space Combat
Sim Touches Down at Retail
Calif., Feb. 28, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq:
ATVI - news) and Totally Games® are putting gamers on the bridge of the
most powerful ships in the Federation with the release of Star Trek:
Bridge Commander. In the game, players must take command of a Galaxy-
class starship after a massive solar eruption destroys a Federation colony
and kills the captain. Throughout the title, players will have to outwit,
out maneuver and out fight hostile aliens in ship-to-ship combat across
the far reaches of space. Star Trek: Bridge Commander is rated ``E'' for
everyone by the ESRB and carries a suggested retail price of $49.99.
``Totally Games has
made the dream of being a starship captain a reality for millions of
fans,'' states Larry Goldberg, executive vice president, Activision
Worldwide Studios. ``In Star Trek: Bridge Commander, you can control the
massive firepower, maneuverability, configurable systems and crew
interaction that is the hallmark of the Star Trek franchise.''
``Totally Games is
proud to release to trekkers and gamers everywhere the first title to
faithfully recreate the experience of being a starship's captain,'' states
Lawrence Holland, president and creative director, Totally Games. ``Star
Trek: Bridge Commander delivers the quintessential Star Trek experience by
allowing players to show if they have the right stuff for Starfleet
through diplomacy as well as blistering ship to ship combat.''
Featuring more than
25 missions with dialog penned by famed sci-fi writer D.C. Fontana, Star
Trek: Bridge Commander features an epic campaign that propels players
across the Alpha quadrant. Over the course of the single player campaign,
players will encounter classic Star Trek antagonists such as Cardassians,
Klingons, Romulans and Ferengi, and explore many of Star Trek's
fundamental elements -- exploration, diplomacy, combat, rescue, and
scientific discovery. Once in command, players can choose the style of
play that suits them best, issuing orders to their bridge crew or jumping
right into the action by personally taking the helm.
After mastering the
single player campaign, players can continue to explore the final frontier
in the Quick Battle instant action mode, or warp online for interstellar
multiplayer mayhem. Players can control any ship in the game from the
tactical view in four different gameplay modes including Deathmatch, Team
deathmatch, Federation vs. non-Federation, and Defend the Starbase with up
to four-players over the Internet play or eight-players over a LAN.
Fans can learn more
about Star Trek: Bridge Commander by visiting www.bridgecommander.com
or, for all of the latest Star Trek news and information, visit the
official Internet home of Star Trek at www.startrek.com.
Holland and Totally Games previously developed a line of four
award-winning Star Wars space combat simulations and three WWII air combat
simulations, including Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe® and the famed
Star Wars®: X-Wing® and TIE Fighter® series, in conjunction with
LucasArts Entertainment Company, LLC. Totally Games is currently
developing Star Trek: Bridge Commander for Activision. Based in San
Rafael, Calif., Totally Games continues to create totally involving games
in an expanding set of genres and platforms. More information about
Totally Games and its development projects can be found on the company's
World Wide Web site: http://www.totallygames.com.
Viacom Consumer Products, Inc.
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Television, 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.viacom.com.
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 $620
million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001.
maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France,
Germany, Japan, Australia, and the Netherlands. More information about
Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web
site, which is located at www.activision.com.
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statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are
“forward-looking statements.” The Company cautions readers of this
press release that a number of important factors could cause
Activision’s actual future results to differ materially from those
expressed in any such forward-looking statements. These important factors,
and other factors that could affect Activision, are described in
Activision’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March
31, 2000, which was filed with the United States Securities and Exchange
Commission. Readers of this press release are referred to such filings.