E3 06: Star Treks warp into Web space

Bethesda's takes on Roddenberry's sci-fi series land Web sites; art, news, info on both Tactical Assault and Legacy available online.

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Those who are gamers and diehard Star Trek fans are probably boiling over in excitement in anticipation of Bethesda Softworks' 2006 lineup. Later this year, Bethesda will release not just one, but two Star Trek games.

Star Trek: Legacy, a real-time strategy game, is being released on the Xbox 360 and PC in the third quarter. Star Trek: Tactical Assault, a "real-time spaceship combat" game, will be released on the DS and PlayStation Portable in the fourth quarter.

To Trekkies, anything Star Trek-related that isn't right around the corner seems like parsecs away. To ease the pain of waiting, Bethesda has launched the Web sites for both games today. If they hurry, gamers can go where only a few have gone before and get the latest details on both titles, including screenshots, news, and game information. Future updates will include fan forums and various downloads to beam up.

For more information on the games, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of both Star Trek: Legacy and Star Trek: Tactical Assault.

Discussion

27 comments
iceeman
iceeman

legacy...most cool indeed...

pyth0n13
pyth0n13

who care about star trek!

Seoman_aridan
Seoman_aridan

I've been a Star Trek fan since I was a kid watching The Next Generation with my father. For years we've been waiting for a truly great hit game that brings all the best elements of Star Trek together. Interplay had their last ace-in-the-hole, "Secret of Vulcan Fury" cancelled because they lost the license. After they acquired the license from Paramount, Activision went on to produce Star Trek games that were good- but that's all they were. I believe this was due to having a new developer with every new game. Activision always came close to a truly hit game, but never achieved all that they hoped to achieve. Now that Mad-Doc is developing the game alongside Bethesda(we all know what they have accomplished), I hope we can finally have a Star Trek game we can truly call a "Great Hit". I would much rather have a company like Petroglyph developing it, for most of their employees were responsible for the legendary Command & Conquer series. I don't have complete faith in Mad-Doc, because "Star Trek Armada II" was a pretty mediocre game, all things considered. Let's just hope Bethesda can influence the development for the better. But if this doesn't cut it, let's pray that Perpetual can pick up the slack with Star Trek's own MMO.

QuantumFireball
QuantumFireball

I think I'd wait until I'd judge anything but I'm surprised that they're not releasing the games on all the major systems(ie PS2/3, Cube) if they don't screw this up and I have a PSP, i'm getting it!

PSP360Gamr83
PSP360Gamr83

This actually looks like it will actually be a good game

777rak
777rak

Man the game looks awesome

777rak
777rak

Man the game looks awesome

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

yessss a TREK game fits perfectly on DS. tap tap tap bleep bleep bleep blam blam boom boom

Drachman
Drachman

So when do I get to insert my concerns over how the last many Star Trek Games have failed miserably? I love Bethesda (read: Elder Scrolls) but they haven't been able to breathe life into the Star Trek video games for a long time. Also, when is our Star Trek: Enterprise game coming out (haha's.....maybe we can have a game based solely on Archer......nvm bad idea :P)

dwmorrow
dwmorrow

Strategy games are perfect for the DS' touch screen interface and dual screens. We need more.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

guess there will be a small surge of DS system sales when this game is released.

irishrpgfan
irishrpgfan

What a great week for Star Trek fans. With Star Trek XI announced, and those two game sites up and running, Star Trek's getting back on it's feet. Well, it will for the games are decent...

bulldog7
bulldog7

oh please let the RTS for x360 be good. Star Trek games usually really really suck, so hopefully this is different.

rogueace127
rogueace127

Erm...Tactical Assault will be real-time, not turn-based as it says in the article. The official site said that itself: "Star Trek: Tactical Assault is a real-time spaceship combat game for 1 or 2 players,..." Great misinformation, Gamespot. :|

Sidrat2004
Sidrat2004

Bethesda eh. With a name like that, the bar has been raised but I doubt any company can produce a title that all star trek fans will enjoy. Hopefully and I'm sure they'll succeed, but they'll do well with this licence.

doomed51
doomed51

Bethesda plus star trek? amazing!

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

Tactical assault will be going where no Trek game has gone before. . .

Stephen361984
Stephen361984

I'm not going to judge either of these until I get my hands on a playable demo or at least some in game video

Spartan4001
Spartan4001

What happened to Legacy delivering an experience "similar to that of a squad based shooter"?

thatguytony
thatguytony

I've always been a Star Trek fan, but most of the games have sucked. I'll keep my fingers crossed for these titles.

bchoppie
bchoppie

When the Legacy comes out i am buying it

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Both games sound cool... let's hope they are.

fenriz275
fenriz275

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gameloverx
gameloverx

you know that's a mighty fine job for the makers of ES4:Oblivion i'll get the DS version of Tactical Assault

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

im not a big fan of Star Trek but i'll probably check it out someday

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

THis will be an awesome game I can't wait to play it.