Star Trek D-A-C was originally released for the X-Box Live Arcade in May (just in time for the Star Trek movie), but now the game has been enhanced and is coming out on the Playstation Network and PC this week. We have some more details, plus a new video preview below showing off the new ‘Survival Mode’.
New ‘Survival Mode’
One of the big new features of the updated D-A-C is a new game mode. Originally Star Trek D-A-C had three multiplayer game types (Team Deathmatch, Conquest and Assault). Now the game features a new single-player mode, called "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.
Here is the new preview video
Here are more details on Survival mode from the official release:
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
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!
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. The download price is $10.