Aspyr announced today that Activision's Inc. (Nasdaq:ATVI) Star Trek® Elite Force II will be published for the Macintosh®.
In this sequel to the critically acclaimed first person shooter game, players resume the role of Alexander Munro, chief of the Hazard Team, Starfleet's elite security unit. Now assigned to the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-E, players will explore strange new worlds, battle against both new and familiar civilizations and go on the most dangerous assignments in the galaxy. Star Trek Elite Force II is being developed by Ritual Entertainment, and the Macintosh conversion is being done by Westlake Interactive.
"Star Trek Elite Force II is the continuation of one of the most highly regarded Star Trek games ever," states Larry Goldberg, executive vice president of Activision Worldwide Studios. "Incredible graphics, exotic environments, great characters, excellent teammate A.I. and, of course, the richness of the Star Trek universe -- this action game has it all."
After a brief prologue on the U.S.S. Voyager and a short stint at Starfleet Academy, the Hazard Team is assigned its toughest mission yet -- duty onboard the Federation's renowned flagship, the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-E. Powered by id Software's QUAKE III: Team Arena engine, Star Trek Elite Force II permits players to break out of the confines of ship bulkheads and space station corridors, and undertake away team missions in open environments such as expansive alien landscapes, the void of space and deadly swamps. Additionally, players must master zero-gravity combat when they do battle on the hull of a starship.
Now set in the Star Trek: The Next Generation® universe, players can expect to face off against classic Star Trek antagonists such as the Borg, Klingons and Romulans. Players will also fight several never before seen alien species including a mysterious nightmare race. To help players gain the upper hand against such formidable foes, Star Trek Elite Force II allows players to arm themselves with 13 different weapons and gear including a phaser™, compression rifle, multi-functional grenade launcher, Romulan disruptor, tetryon gatling gun, a full-featured tricorder™, and several all-new weapons.
Over the course of the Star Trek Elite Force II, players will be able to explore different options or tactics when dealing with a threat, as opposed to being forced to pursue a particular path. Additionally, the game boasts a larger number of environments and a significantly longer gaming experience than the first Elite Force.
Star Trek Elite Force II marks the return of multiplayer Holomatch. Similar to the original game, Star Trek Elite Force II offers several multiplayer modes including modes found in the Elite Force Expansion Pack, but with new features and weapons like the Klingon Bat'Leth. Multiplayer modes include Holomatch, Capture The Flag, and Team Holomatch.
Star Trek Elite Force II for the Macintosh has not yet been rated by the ESRB and expected to be available wherever great Macintosh interactive entertainment software is sold, with a Suggested Retail Price of $49.95.
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