Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Star Trek D-A-C Update Details

Paramount Digital Entertainment, Bad Robot Interactive, CBS and Naked Sky Entertainment revealed more details today for the all-new Survival Mode for Star Trek: D-A-C and the updates to existing Conquest Mode and Assault Mode. Star Trek: D-A-C is coming to PlayStation®Network and PCs via Valve's Steam distribution service on November 12. All new content will also be available for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for Microsoft's Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system. Star Trek: D-A-C is a fast-paced, top-down arcade space shooter inspired by the blockbuster motion picture, "Star Trek," which will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on November 17.


Rounding out its three pre-existing multiplayer game types - Team Deathmatch, Conquest and Assault - Star Trek: D-A-C will now feature a single player type - Survival Mode. In Survival Mode, Starfleet captains select between four ships and are challenged to shoot down as many Romulan enemy drones as they can, progressing through four rounds with five different zones each before their three lives run out. When destroyed, the drones drop special pick-ups that help players win more lives and move up the Starfleet ranks and leader boards. Players will battle AI controlled Romulan ships and three new ships types in Survival Mode:

  • Space Pirate: a quick, nimble flyer that awards the most loot of all three drones
  • Ramming Drone: an offensive fighter that commonly uses kamikaze attacks to crash into Federation starships
  • Demolition Drone: a slower model that assaults through explosions, obliterating everything around it

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Survival Mode also features a point-based pick-up system and two new "special" performance pick-ups:

  • Temporal Shift: everything slows down - except you
  • Fire Everything: fire all of your weapons without depleting your energy stores

In addition to the new drones and pick-ups, enemies in Survival Mode are also differentiated by color - red for the most aggressive, yellow for the mid-level enemies and green for the least hostile drones. Plan your attack and fire away!

As players' standings increase with their performance, they will climb the Starfleet ranks, beginning as Crewmen and potentially rising as high as Commander in Chief!


Conquest and Assault Modes have also been updated. Those updates are explained in the Assault & Conquest Mode reveal video:

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Star Trek: D-A-C is rated "E" by the ESRB. For more information please visit