Aspyr Media Inc. on Wednesday announced that it’s shipping the Macintosh conversion of Star Trek Elite Force II, the hotly anticipated first person shooter (FPS) featuring characters and situations inspired by the enormously popular Star Trek science fiction franchise.
Star Trek Elite Force II is the sequel to an earlier game that was based on the syndicated television series Star Trek Voyager. The game picks up the story of Alexander Munro, chief of the Hazard Team, an elite team of specially trained Starfleet security personnel.
With Voyager’s successful return to the Alpha Quadrant, Munro and his team have been assigned to the U.S.S. Enterprise under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, where they engage new and dangerous enemies. Munro and the team battle on starships, space stations and the surfaces of alien worlds where they must master a variety of 13 different weapons and gear items ranging from phasers and disruptors to tricorders.
Developed by Ritual Entertainment, Star Trek Elite Force II uses a customized version of the Quake III: Team Arena engine. The game’s Mac conversion was handled by Westlake Interactive.
Star Trek Elite Force II also features a multiplayer game mode called Holomatch. The game play will be familiar to those who played the original game, but it’s also been enhanced with new features and weapons. Multiplayer modes include Holomatch, Capture the Flag and Team Holomatch.
Rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB, look for Star Trek Elite Force II on retail store shelves with a suggested retail price (SRP) of US$49.95. System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.1.5 or higher, G3/733MHz or faster; 256MB RAM; ATI Radeon or Nvidia GeForce 2MX with 16MB of VRAM or better and 1.05 GB of available hard disk space. Internet play requires TCP/IP and 56Kbps or faster connection.