Deep Space Nine: The Fallen Preorders
11:31 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story
While retail stores (and online retailers) are generally totally unreliable source of release dates, we take it as a very positive sign that Compuexpert is now accepting pre-orders for the Mac OS version of Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Fallen for the very reasonable price of $32.90. This long-delayed 3rd-person action/adventure title has had a slow transition from Mac to PC due to some technical barriers, but as we recently learned is just a few short steps from completion.
For those who need a refresher, DS9: The Fallen is based on the popular television series and features three solo storylines that can be played from the perspective of Benjamin Sisko, Major Kira or Commander Worf. With a mix of action and adventure elements and a host of classic Trek races (as well as several new ones) this game blends an epic plot with some fairly fierce combat. Well-received on the PC side, this game is based on the Unreal Tournament engine -- which guarantees gorgeous visuals as well as lots of action.
DS9: The Fallen Preview
CompuExpert lists their projected release date for the title at 2/22/01, just six days away -- while we think this is an overly optimistic goal, the game is due in the near future. Our last discussion with the team at the Collective, who developed the title for Simon and Schuster, revealed that the only issue holding up the release of the game was the inclusion of a special engine to support MP3 playback, a feature missing from the Mac version of the UT engine. We'll check with the team again on the status of this title, but the fact that preorders are now being accepted may be a sign that Simon and Schuster is confident this one is almost ready for store shelves.
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