Activision's Star Trek(R) Away Team(TM) Breaks Orbit And Sets Course for Store Shelves

Star Trek Away Team Ships to Retail



Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Activision, Inc.

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Strategy and Star Trek(R)
 fans can gear up with the best troops in Starfleet now that Activision, Inc.'s
 (Nasdaq:   ATVI) Star Trek Away Team has shipped to retail outlets nationwide.
 Developed by Reflexive Entertainment, Star Trek Away Team puts PC gamers in
 command of an elite Starfleet special forces team assembled to uncover a web
 of conspiracy that entangles the Federation, Romulans, Klingons and even the
 Borg.  The title has been rated "T" for teen by the ESRB for animated violence
 and is currently available for a suggested retail price of $39.95.
     "Star Trek Away Team combines elements of action and strategy in a way
 that has never been attempted before in a Star Trek game.  It's a unique
 format that we think trekkers and gamers will react to strongly," said Larry
 Goldberg, executive vice president, Activision Worldwide Studios.  "With Away
 Team we've been able to mirror the excellent storytelling and action found in
 a series episode by combining a strong tactical game and narrative."
     Through 18 missions, players take control of a Special Forces unit of
 17 highly trained specialists recruited by Starfleet for their unique combat,
 stealth and problem solving abilities.  Away teams are comprised of three to
 six specialists, chosen by the player at the start of each mission.  The team
 will have access to standard Starfleet equipment such as Tricorders,
 Phasers(TM), Hyposprays and Phaser Rifles as well as a number of new
 classified special issue items.
     Played from a 3/4 perspective, Star Trek Away Team combines strategy and
 action elements to immerse players in the world of Special Forces missions.
 To succeed, players will have to make use of the unique skills of each of the
 team members.  Medical staff can heal the injured, engineers can access
 control panels and systems, science officers can scan the environment for
 needed information and security personnel will provide firepower.
     For all of the latest Star Trek news and information, visit the official
 Internet home of Star Trek at www.startrek.com.
 
     Viacom Consumer Products, Inc. merchandises properties on behalf of
 Paramount Pictures, Paramount Television, Viacom Productions, and Spelling
 Television, as well as third-party properties. Viacom Consumer Products, a
 unit of Viacom Entertainment Group, is a subsidiary of Viacom Inc.  To learn
 more about Viacom Consumer Products and our properties, please visit us at
 www.viacomcp.com.
 
     Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading
 worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment
 and leisure products.  Founded in 1979, Activision posted revenues of
 $572 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000.
 
     Activision maintains operations in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom,
 France, Germany, Japan, Australia, and the Netherlands.  More information
 about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web
 site, which is located at http://www.activision.com.
 
     The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are
 "forward-looking statements."  The Company cautions readers of this press
 release that a number of important factors could cause Activision's actual
 future results to differ materially from those expressed in any such
 forward-looking statements.  These important factors, and other factors that
 could affect Activision, are described in Activision's Annual Report on Form
 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000, which was filed with the United
 States Securities and Exchange Commission.  Readers of this press release are
 referred to such filings.
 
     (TM), (R) and (C) 2001 Paramount Pictures Corporation.  All Rights
 Reserved.  Star Trek and Related Marks are Trademarks of Paramount Pictures.
 
 

SOURCE Activision, Inc.
    SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Strategy and Star Trek(R)
 fans can gear up with the best troops in Starfleet now that Activision, Inc.'s
 (Nasdaq:   ATVI) Star Trek Away Team has shipped to retail outlets nationwide.
 Developed by Reflexive Entertainment, Star Trek Away Team puts PC gamers in
 command of an elite Starfleet special forces team assembled to uncover a web
 of conspiracy that entangles the Federation, Romulans, Klingons and even the
 Borg.  The title has been rated "T" for teen by the ESRB for animated violence
 and is currently available for a suggested retail price of $39.95.
     "Star Trek Away Team combines elements of action and strategy in a way
 that has never been attempted before in a Star Trek game.  It's a unique
 format that we think trekkers and gamers will react to strongly," said Larry
 Goldberg, executive vice president, Activision Worldwide Studios.  "With Away
 Team we've been able to mirror the excellent storytelling and action found in
 a series episode by combining a strong tactical game and narrative."
     Through 18 missions, players take control of a Special Forces unit of
 17 highly trained specialists recruited by Starfleet for their unique combat,
 stealth and problem solving abilities.  Away teams are comprised of three to
 six specialists, chosen by the player at the start of each mission.  The team
 will have access to standard Starfleet equipment such as Tricorders,
 Phasers(TM), Hyposprays and Phaser Rifles as well as a number of new
 classified special issue items.
     Played from a 3/4 perspective, Star Trek Away Team combines strategy and
 action elements to immerse players in the world of Special Forces missions.
 To succeed, players will have to make use of the unique skills of each of the
 team members.  Medical staff can heal the injured, engineers can access
 control panels and systems, science officers can scan the environment for
 needed information and security personnel will provide firepower.
     For all of the latest Star Trek news and information, visit the official
 Internet home of Star Trek at www.startrek.com.
 
     Viacom Consumer Products, Inc. merchandises properties on behalf of
 Paramount Pictures, Paramount Television, Viacom Productions, and Spelling
 Television, as well as third-party properties. Viacom Consumer Products, a
 unit of Viacom Entertainment Group, is a subsidiary of Viacom Inc.  To learn
 more about Viacom Consumer Products and our properties, please visit us at
 www.viacomcp.com.
 
     Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading
 worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment
 and leisure products.  Founded in 1979, Activision posted revenues of
 $572 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000.
 
     Activision maintains operations in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom,
 France, Germany, Japan, Australia, and the Netherlands.  More information
 about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web
 site, which is located at http://www.activision.com.
 
     The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are
 "forward-looking statements."  The Company cautions readers of this press
 release that a number of important factors could cause Activision's actual
 future results to differ materially from those expressed in any such
 forward-looking statements.  These important factors, and other factors that
 could affect Activision, are described in Activision's Annual Report on Form
 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000, which was filed with the United
 States Securities and Exchange Commission.  Readers of this press release are
 referred to such filings.
 
     (TM), (R) and (C) 2001 Paramount Pictures Corporation.  All Rights
 Reserved.  Star Trek and Related Marks are Trademarks of Paramount Pictures.
 
 SOURCE  Activision, Inc.

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