Even though the six-year run of Star Trek: Voyager is over, the Elite Forces unit is going. Trumping the original Star Trek: Elite Force, the sequel picks up where the show left off. And, Trekkie or not, there's an epic story in the making that'll make you want to sign on for the new mission.
The setup is this: After destroying a Borg sphere--an event that occurs at the end of the Star Trek: Voyager television series and serves as your first mission in Elite Force II--your crew gets unwillingly reassigned to desk jobs by an annoying Star Fleet bureaucrat. Thankfully, Captain Picard (voiced by Patrick Stewart) intervenes, reassembles your crew, and whisks you off on a surprisingly atypical series of missions that involve Alien-style creatures and two races new to the Star Trek universe: the Attrexians and the Idryll.
The Attrexians are a gnomish society centered on mining and construction. The Idryll, an elfish-looking race long oppressed by the Attrexians, are much more sophisticated--and mystical. The conflict between these two races, as well as the origin and nature of the alien menace, is central to the game's main story line.
Elite Force II's plot is massive (at least three times as big as the original, which should please fans unhappy with the first game's short length) and spans more than 10 different locales, which range from trippy bio-sci-fi factories to arctic Romulan outposts. This large number of worlds and settings promises to keep gamers interested, especially given the amount of play variance Ritual and Activision are striving to achieve
DEMO MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
3D Hardware Accelerator Card required - 100% DirectX 9.0 compatible 32MB video card and drivers
Pentium III 600 or Athlon processor or higher
English version of Microsoft Windows 98/98SE/ME/2000/XP
128MB of RAM
Quad Speed CD-ROM drive (600 K/sec sustained transfer rate) and drivers
200 MB of uncompressed free hard disk space (plus 500MB for Windows swap file)
100% DirectX 9.0 compatible 16 bit sound card and drivers
100% Windows 98/98SE/ME/2000/XP compatible mouse, keyboard and drivers
Important Note: *Some 3D accelerator cards may not be compatible with the 3D acceleration features utilized by Star Trek Elite Force II. Please refer to your hardware manufacturer for 100% DirectX 9.0 compatibility. (This product does not support Microsoft Windows 95 or NT.)
Demo Supported Chipsets for Windows 98/98SE/ME/2000/XP
ATI Radeon cards (* Radeon 7200 not supported in Demo)
nVidia TNT2 and TNT2 Ultra
All nVidia GeForce chipsets
IMPORTANT NOTE: This demo is based on pre-release code, and does not reflect the expected final quality level of the full, released version of Star Trek Elite Force II. Any bugs encountered will likely be resolved; weapon balance, level design, scripted sequences and monsters encountered all may change in the final version.
Due to its pre-release nature, Activision Customer Support does not officially support this demo. Please do not contact Activision Customer Support for assistance with this pre-release demo.