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TAKES STRATEGY GAMERS TO THE INTERNET AND BEYOND IN STAR TREK® CONQUEST
Star Trek Online Game Hits Retail Shelves
Monica, CA – June 12, 2000 – Strategy gamers and Trekkers can test their
skills of mind and might in Activision, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Star Trek
ConQuest Online, the first Star Trek® game played exclusively over the
Internet. The title delivers the characters, ships
and weapons from the Star Trek: The Next
Generation® world to the PC in a strategic race to rule the
galaxy. Star Trek ConQquest Online is currently available in stores nationwide
for a suggested retail price of $29.99.
Trek ConQuest Online marks a turning point in both the world of Star Trek
and online gaming," said Michael Pole, executive vice president, Activision
Studios. "For the first time ever, gamers will be able to use the
familiar characters, ships and weapons from one of the most popular television
series, Star Trek, to challenge fellow Star Trek fans in an online
world full of surprises and endless strategy."
Trek ConQuest Online is a turn-based strategy game that challenges players
to outwit another opponent in an interstellar game of cat and mouse. The
game is being developed by Genetic Anomalies, the talent behind the highly
acclaimed online collectible game, Chron X(tm).
Star Trek ConQuest Online, gamers assume the role of a Q, an all-powerful
being who is anxious to reign most clever amongst
a bevy of other Qs. Each player manipulates
their group of collectible pieces, striving to outwit the
competition and emerge victorious.
start off with a pre-determined set of pieces, constructed from a group
of more than 150 characters, weapons and ships, each with varying abilities
and value. Each player uses their pieces to gain control of planets,
as well as to attack and fend off their opponent’s pieces. A player
wins by seizing control of the challenger’s home planet and capturing their
Q or by holding off their opponent for long enough to win by racking up
each turn, the player "deploys" a piece, or a combination of pieces
in an attempt to gain advantage over their
opponent. Types of pieces in the game
include: character pieces (like Picard and Riker), ship pieces (like the
U.S.S. Enterprise and a Borg Cube), and weapon pieces (like phasers and
Bat’leths). Players can gain advantage by
strategically combining available pieces
into compatible sets. Players can add to their arsenal by purchasing additional
pieces (at stores or via download), or by trading pieces with other
players. These "virtual game pieces" are collectible and have real
monetary value. Genetic Anomalies’ patented
Collectible Bits(tm) technology ensures
secure and safe ownership.
system requirements include a Pentium 75 with 16 MB Ram, Windows® 95/98/2000,
, 800 x 600 display with 16-bit color and an Internet connection.
Star Trek ConQuest Online will be rated "E" ("Everyone" –
content suitable for persons ages six and older)
by the ESRB.
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home of Star Trek at www.startrek.com.
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Anomalies, Inc. ( http://www.GeneticAnomalies.com ), a division of THQ,
Inc., is an Internet Entertainment Studio located in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Genetic Anomalies is a pioneer in online gaming, bringing novel
Internet technologies and innovative product designs into the emerging Internet
in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide
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for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000.
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