Activision Inc.’s Star Trek Elite Force II will be coming to the Mac thanks to
Aspyr. It’s being developed by Ritual Entertainment with the Mac conversion being done by Westlake Interactive.
Set in the Star Trek: The Next Generation universe, the sequel to the first person shooter game lets you 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, Munro explores new worlds, battles against both new and familiar civilizations, and undertakes various interstellar missions.
After a prologue on the U.S.S. Voyager and a stint of duty at Starfleet Academy, the Hazard Team is assigned to duty onboard 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 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.
You can square off against such Star Trek antagonists as the Borg, Klingons, and Romulans, as well as some new alien species (including a mysterious nightmare race). Star Trek Elite Force II lets you arm yourself with 13 different weapons and gear, including a phaser, compression rifle, multifunctional grenade launcher, Romulan disruptor, tetryon gatling gun, a tricorder and some new weapons.
Boasting a larger number of environments and a longer gaming experience than the first Elite Force, the sequel 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 Mac has not been rated by the ESRB. The game is expected to have a suggested retail price of US$49.95. Like its predecessor, it should be compatible with Mac OS X and Mac OS 8.6-9.x.