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Star Trek Conquest reaches warp speed for the Wii and PS2

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Lets face it, it has been really hard validating why you are a Star Trek fan these days. After the failure of the TV series Star Trek Enterprise and Nemesis movie, the once beloved franchise has falling on hard times.

Now with the forthcoming release of Star Trek 11 in 2008, a film that instead of moving the franchise forwards has decided to retell and recast the original series, one might hope that Star Trek will find some momentum in the video game industry. Star Trek is a great source to draw endless ideas and adventures from. Unfortunately, the final frontier hasn’t quite gotten up to warp speed on the home console.

If Bethesda Softworks has its way, Star Trek: Conquest just might be the answer for the boredom that Trek fans have been looking to fill.

Bethesda Softworks, the creators of the highly acclaimed Elders Scroll IV and the upcoming Fallout 3, announced that Star Trek: Conquest will be released for the Nintendo Wii and Sony’s PS2 home console systems in North America. Conquest, the latest outing for Bethesda which has worked on a number of Star Trek titles, will feature a mix of strategy and tactical gaming. Set during Next Generation era, fans will be able to take command of a number of prized Federation, Klingon, Romulan, Cardassian, Dominion and Breen starships as they move their fleets towards ultimate conquest of the Alpha Quadrant.

Conquest will feature plenty of strategic game play for you RTS fans as players will have to manage your empire’s limited resources, building support structures and units, develop new advance technologies, and engage your enemies in intense real-time combat.

Star Trek: Conquest, rated E for everyone, will retail for a barging basement price for cash strapped gamers. Expect the Wii version of Conquest to retail for around $29.99 with the PS2 version for a low $14.99.

Read [GameIndustry Biz] Site [Star Trek: Conquest] Site [Bethesda Softworks]

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