Star Trek DS9 The Fallen ships

Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today that Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Fallen has shipped to retail. The Fallen, which has been in development at Collective Studios for two years, utilizes a heavily modified version of the Unreal Tournament gaming engine to produce "a gaming experience that will take gamers into both the next chapter of Deep Space Nine and the future of interactive gaming." Read the press release for more details.
A PC GAME WITH THE SCOPE OF A MOTION PICTURE, STAR TREK® : DEEP SPACE NINE: THE FALLEN SHIPS TO RETAIL Starring Members of the Acclaimed TV Show, The Fallen Utilizes New Gaming Technology to Immerse Gamers Into The Next Chapter of Deep Space Nine NEW YORK, November 14, 2000 - Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today that its highly anticipated CD-ROM game, "STAR TREK DEEP SPACE NINE ®: THE FALLEN," has shipped to retail (Windows® ME/98/95). THE FALLEN, which has been in development for two years, utilizes a heavily modified version of the Unreal™ Tournament gaming engine to produce a gaming experience that will take gamers into both the next chapter of Deep Space Nine and the future of interactive gaming. THE FALLEN marks the first opportunity for fans of the Deep Space Nine series to see and hear their favorite characters in an original story since the show ended its run in 1999. Developed by Collective Studios of Laguna Beach, California, THE FALLEN stars the following cast members from the acclaimed TV show who have lent their voices to the game: · Michael Dorn...."Worf" · Nana Visitor..."Kira" · Alexander Siddig... "Bashir" · Rene Auberjonois..."Odo" · Armin Shimerman..."Quark" · Andrew Robinson..."Garak" · Terry Farrell..."Jadzia Dax" With the scope of a motion picture, this unprecedented game, featuring next-generation graphics and special effects, immerses fans in the world of Deep Space Nine like they've never seen before. Gamers explore areas of the space station that were never shown on the show and travel to incredibly detailed and atmospheric locations to complete this rich game. Nana Visitor who played "Kira" on Deep Space Nine and stars in THE FALLEN, recently commented on the game. "I'm not huge into games, but let me tell you The Fallen gave me the same feeling as being on the set. It's really stunning. The game will be a hit with Deep Space Nine fans, as well as non Star Trek fans." STAR TREK DEEP SPACE NINE: THE FALLEN utilizes a state-of-the-art gaming engine called Unreal ™ Tournament to power this massive computer game. Collective Studios has enhanced this engine and added their own proprietary technology to allow for numerous special effects not seen in other games. For example, to move beyond the "lip flapping" that gamers have seen when characters speak in other games, Collective Studios has implemented technology to sync the character's mouth, eyes, nose and eyebrows in real time as they speak. This makes the characters much more life-like at all times - not just during cut scenes - and heightens the dramatic interaction between characters. THE FALLEN also brings to gamers a sophisticated camera system that takes third-person perspective gaming to a higher plane, whether in close quarters or wide-open expanses. For example when a gamer is in a corner, the camera will switch to a first person perspective allowing the player to actually see through the character to get a clear view of the action. Utilizing a revolutionary multiple camera system and pushing game design to the next level, THE FALLEN gives the player three unique and equally compelling single player experiences allowing the player to be Sisko, Worf or Kira in an intertwining and simultaneous storyline. STAR TREK DEEP SPACE NINE: THE FALLEN is now available for the PC (Windows® ME / 98 / 95) at an estimated street price of $39.95. The Macintosh® version is presently being developed and is scheduled to ship in December. More information on THE FALLEN can be found at The Fallen's official web site: www.ds9thefallen.com.