The Fallen Ships for PC, Mac Version Soon
8:32 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story
Simon & Schuster has sent out an announcement noting the PC version of their Star Trek title Deep Space Nine: The Fallen is shipping to retail stores immediately. This third-person shooter lets you play as one of three of the series' main characters; Worf, Kira, or Sisko. The Collective is using Epic's Unreal Tournament engine as the game's base, which should provide great graphics and immersive worlds. With the PC version finished, the only word on the Mac build is this:
The Macintosh version of The Fallen is on target for a December release. More news will be made available soon.A month to get the Mac port up to speed is not entirely unrealistic, and as long as it gets here before Christmas, we're happy. We'll keep pestering S&S for more info on the Mac version and be sure to bring you any info we might find. Just in case you're new to this title or need more details, here are excerpts from the press release:
Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today that its highly anticipated CD-ROM game, "STAR TREK DEEP SPACE NINE (R): THE FALLEN," has shipped to retail (Windows(R) ME/98/95). THE FALLEN, which has been in development for two years, utilizes a heavily modified version of the Unreal(TM) Tournament gaming engine to produce a gaming experience that will take gamers into both the next chapter of Deep Space Nine and the future of interactive gaming...Keep your eye on IMG for more information about this title in the near future. With Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force due to ship any day, and DS9: The Fallen due within a month, this Winter is shaping up to be Trekkie nirvana.
Official Deep Space Nine: The Fallen Web Site
STAR TREK DEEP SPACE NINE: THE FALLEN utilizes a state-of-the-art gaming engine called Unreal (TM) Tournament to power this massive computer game. Collective Studios has enhanced this engine and added their own proprietary technology to allow for numerous special effects not seen in other games.
For example, to move beyond the "lip flapping" that gamers have seen when characters speak in other games, Collective Studios has implemented technology to sync the character's mouth, eyes, nose and eyebrows in real time as they speak. This makes the characters much more life-like at all times - not just during cut scenes - and heightens the dramatic interaction between characters.
THE FALLEN also brings to gamers a sophisticated camera system that takes third-person perspective gaming to a higher plane, whether in close quarters or wide-open expanses. For example when a gamer is in a corner, the camera will switch to a first person perspective allowing the player to actually see through the character to get a clear view of the action.
Utilizing a revolutionary multiple camera system and pushing game design to the next level, THE FALLEN gives the player three unique and equally compelling single player experiences allowing the player to be Sisko, Worf or Kira in an intertwining and simultaneous storyline.
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