Star Trek: D-A-C heading to XBLA in May

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 23 April 2009 20:24 GMT

startrekdacParamount and Bad Robot Interactive announced today that Star Trek: D-A-C  will be available on Xbox Live Arcade in May.

PC and PSN users will get it at a later date.

Inspired by the upcoming Star Trek movie, D-A-C is a pick-up-and-play single, cop-op and multiplayer space shooter where players take the captain’s chair and engage in battles.

Up to 12 players can compete in combat controlling one of three Starfleet or Romulan ships in Team DeathMatch, Assault, and Conquest modes.

Single and co-op modes are available as well.

More information is through the break, and screens can be viewed over on Eurogamer Germany.

STARFLEET WANTS YOU! STAR TREK®: D-A-C
FROM PARAMOUNT DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT – COMING SOON TO XBOX LIVE® ARCADE, PLAYSTATION® NETWORK AND WINDOWS PC

Players Battle for Space Supremacy at the Helm of the Starships, Including the New U.S.S. Enterprise™ from the Highly Anticipated
“Star Trek” Motion Picture

LOS ANGELES – April 23, 2009 – Paramount Digital Entertainment, Bad Robot Interactive, CBS and Naked Sky Entertainment today announced the launch of Star Trek®: D-A-C, coming to Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft this May, and to PlayStation®Network and Windows PC shortly thereafter. Inspired by the upcoming “Star Trek” movie 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 multi-player or co-op battles. Pick up and play, then lead your team to victory.

“The upcoming ‘Star Trek’ film has ignited interest among a new generation of fans as well as longtime fans of the original,” said Tom Lesinski, President Paramount Pictures Digital Entertainment. “With that same goal in mind, Star Trek: D-A-C was designed to appeal to ‘Star Trek’ fans and gamers alike. The pick up and play arcade-style game play lets fans take the command and boldly go!”

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 three different game types – Team DeathMatch, Assault and Conquest. Players can choose from three ship types for each faction, including the newfeatured in the “Star Trek” film. Each ship – the powerful Flagship, the nimble Fighter and the devastating Bomber – offers its own unique capabilities for players to master and manipulate as they fight for victory. 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 scheduled to launch May 2009 for the Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360, and for the PlayStation Network and Windows PC shortly thereafter. It is rated “E” by the ESRB.

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