LOS ANGELES– Sept. 9, 2009– Paramount Digital Entertainment, Bad Robot Interactive, CBS and Naked Sky Entertainment today announced that Star Trek®: D-A-C will be available for Windows PC and PlayStation®Network players in November. Inspired by the recent blockbuster“Star Trek” motion picture from Paramount Pictures, Star Trek: D-A-C is a fast-paced, top-down space shooter where players take the captain’s chair and engage in intense online multiplayer or co-op battles. Pick up and play in your favorite starship and lead your team to victory!
Currently available on the Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the new Windows PC and PlayStation Network version of Star Trek: D-A-C will both feature exclusive new content, including two new ship classes, a new game mode, several new pick-ups, a new map for assault mode, and more. On the PC, the game will also be 3D compatible with the Nvidia® 3D VisionTM 3D stereoscopic experience. Star Trek: D-A-C will be available for PC users to download through Valve’s Steam distribution service.
Star Trek: D-A-C allows fans to directly control a variety of ships and pitch battles between Starfleet and the Romulan Empire. Up to 12 players can compete in thrilling team combat. There are three game play modes: Single player, online multiplayer and online co-op. For each mode, there are four different game types - Team Assault, DeathMatch, Conquest, and the all-new Survival mode, pitting players against increasingly overwhelming waves of enemies in order to set the record for survival time.
Players can now choose from five ship types for each faction - the all-new Missile Corvette, all-new Support Frigate, Bomber, Fighter and Flagship - with each ship offering unique capabilities for players to master and manipulate as they fight for victory. The Missile Corvette, a heavy artillery ship features a longer range than any other ship in the game, but vulnerable to close range attacks due to a low rate of fire and slower flight speed. The Support Frigate allows players to heal friendly ships and easily target escape pods. The nimble Bomber speeds in and out of battles, dropping bombs in its wake. The Fighter attacks ships head-on, blasting missiles and dodging attacks. The durable Flagship allows players to target enemies with a reticule and inflict damage on incoming ships with its shields. The Starfleet Flagship is the U.S.S. Enterprise™ featured in the new“Star Trek” film.
In addition to featuring the new U.S.S. Enterprise, Star Trek: D-A-C incorporates music and signature sounds taken directly from the new“Star Trek” film.
Star Trek: D-A-C is currently available on the Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360. It is scheduled for release on Windows PC and PlayStation Network in November. The game is rated“E” by the ESRB. For more information, including screenshots, please visit http://bhimpact.gamespress.com or www.startrekd-a-c.com.
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About Paramount Digital Entertainment
Paramount Digital Entertainment (PDE) is a division of Paramount Pictures Corporation. PDE develops and distributes filmed entertainment across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices, videogames, virtual worlds and emerging technologies.
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The company's labels include Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., Paramount Studio Group, and Worldwide Television Distribution.
About Bad Robot Interactive
Bad Robot Interactive is a part of Bad Robot Productions, which was formed by filmmaker J.J. Abrams in 2001. The company has produced television series such as ALIAS, LOST and FRINGE, and feature films such as CLOVERFIELD, STAR TREK, and the upcoming MORNING GLORY. Bad Robot is based in Los Angeles.
About Naked Sky Entertainment
Naked Sky Entertainment is an independent, next-generation game developer based in Los Angeles. Composed of top MIT programmers and award-winning artists, Naked Sky specializes in developing games for next-generation console and PC hardware. For more information, visit the company's web site athttp://www.nakedsky.com.
About CBS Consumer Products
CBS Consumer Products, a unit of CBS Entertainment, manages worldwide licensing and merchandising for a diverse slate of television brands and series from CBS, CBS Paramount Network Television and CBS Television Distribution, as well as from the company's extensive library of titles. Additionally, the group oversees the CBS Retail Store and online sales of programming merchandise. For more information, visit www.CBS.com.