Haven’t heard much from Bethesda since they launched a slate of Trek games in 2006, but this week a new game titled ‘Star Trek: Conquest’ has come out of nowhere. It has shown up at the Gamefly rental service (which is known to leak games from time to time). Gamefly only provide a game category (Action/Aventure), a release date (11/03/07) and box art (pictured right…click to enlarge). The Nintendo Wii is the best selling new game platform and so it is a natural for the Bethesda to take advantage of it. From the looks of it this is a new game and not a port of one of the other games. Hopefully the game will take advantage of the Wii’s unique ‘Wiimote’ controller.
As noted there is nothing out about the game but the box cover (and title) may provide a big hint. It shows symbols for the UFP, Romulans and Klingons on the left and the Dominion, The Breen and the Cardasians on the right. Any DS9 fan will tell you that those are the two sides for the Dominion War. The category for ‘Action/Adventure’ is a bit confusing as one would more like associate a ‘Conquest’ game as a strategy game…but who knows.
There is nothing about this game on the official Bethesda Star Trek Games site, but when more info becomes available it will be reported on TrekMovie.com.
If this is a Dominion War Game it would not be the first. ‘Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Dominion Wars’ was released on PC in 2001. It would also not be the first game with Conquest in the title, Activision released a ‘collectibles’ game StarTrek: ConQuest Online in 2000.