Elite Force goes gold
Activision today announced that Raven's latest first person shooter, the Quake 3 engined "Voyager : Elite Force", has gone gold - in other words, the game is now complete and a gold master disk has been sent off for duplication. The game is expected to be on shelves in the US by September 20th, although as today is a bank holiday in the UK we haven't received any news on the European release dates for the game yet.
"Elite Force" is based on the only Star Trek TV series still running - "Voyager" - which charts the adventures of a Federation starship lost at the other end of the galaxy after a freak encounter with a wormhole. The game puts you in the role of Ensign Munro from Voyager's "Hazard Team" of disposable red shirts, although you will meet all of the main characters from the TV series including Captain Janeway, Tuvok, and of course former Borg Seven-of-Nine.
And for true Star Trek fanatics, Activision have also announced that a "Collector's Edition" of the game is now available for pre-order, featuring a 96 page Voyager comic book, a lapel pin (oh dear), and a special second CD-Rom including concept art and music from the game.