By Al Giovetti


Bethesda Softworks Announces Involvement of Famed STAR TREK® Writer D.C. Fontana for Upcoming Games

Rockville, MD – August 4, 2006

Bethesda Softworks Announces Involvement of Famed STAR TREK® Writer D.C. Fontana for Upcoming Games

Fontana Brings Experience and Vision to STAR TREK: Legacy and STAR TREK: Tactical Assault Projects

Rockville, MD – August 4, 2006 – Bethesda Softworks® announced today that acclaimed STAR TREK® writer Dorothy “D.C.” Fontana, with her partner, Derek Chester, have collaborated to write the scripts for its upcoming titles, STAR TREK: Legacy™ and STAR TREK ®: Tactical Assault. Fontana, a prominent creative force behind the STAR TREK franchise since its inception in the 1960s, continues to contribute to its broad-based appeal with vibrant and innovative story lines.

STAR TREK: Legacy is in development for both the Xbox 360™ videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows, while STAR TREK: Tactical Assault is being developed for Nintendo DS™ and Sony PSP™ (PlayStation® Portable). Both titles are scheduled to launch this fall under license from CBS Consumer Products.

“We are thrilled to have one of STAR TREK’s most prolific and distinguished writers on our project team,” said Todd Vaughn, Bethesda Softworks’ VP of Development. “Fontana’s involvement underscores our commitment to remain true to the STAR TREK vision and provide fans with the exceptional, original and accurate STAR TREK games that they deserve.”

Fontana has written countless episodes, spanning the original STAR TREK series to STAR TREK: Deep Space Nine®. In addition to her collaboration on STAR TREK, Fontana has influenced television science fiction writing with her work on The Six Million Dollar Man, Babylon 5, and Earth: Final Conflict. In 2001, she was inducted into the American Screenwriters Association Hall of Fame and in both 1997 and 2002, received the Writers Guild Morgan Cox Award for her many years of service to the Guild.

"From TV to videogames, the STAR TREK story continues to excite and engage fans of all ages,” said Fontana. “I applaud Bethesda Softworks’ loyalty to the franchise and I am looking forward to providing fans with memorable adventures and characters, all set in creative, compelling storylines.”

STAR TREK: Legacy places you in the role of the Admiral of a task force of warships, which you control in small and large-scale battles. Test your strategic and tactical skills in real-time combat featuring authentic spaceships, full damage modeling, and spectacular visual effects. The storyline in Legacy spans the entire STAR TREK Universe, including the Original Series, STAR TREK: The Next Generation®, STAR TREK: Deep Space Nine®, STAR TREK: Voyager®, and STAR TREK: Enterprise™ eras. STAR TREK: Legacy is being developed at the studios of Mad Doc Software, creators of the highly successful and critically acclaimed STAR TREK Armada II.

STAR TREK: Tactical Assault, in development for handheld gaming systems, features real-time spaceship combat from the universe of the original STAR TREK series. With a wide array of authentic STAR TREK races, ships, and weaponry, you can engage in single-player battle through either the Federation or Klingon campaigns or in head-to-head wireless multiplayer combat. STAR TREK: Tactical Assault is being developed in the studios of Quicksilver Software, creators of the highly popular Star Trek: Starfleet Command®.

STAR TREK: Legacy has not yet been rated by the ESRB. STAR TREK: Tactical Assault has been rated E for Everyone by the ESRB. For more information on the titles, visit the official web site at http://startrek.bethsoft.com.

About Bethesda Softworks
Headquartered in Rockville, MD, Bethesda Softworks LLC, a subsidiary of ZeniMax Media Inc., is a premier developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software and has produced numerous award-winning titles, most recently with The Elder Scrolls® IV: Oblivion™ and the 2002 PC and Xbox® Game of the Year and RPG of the Year, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrrowind®. Among Bethesda’s more popular franchises are The Elder Scrolls® series and Fallout®, as well as its licensed properties, Pirates of the Caribbean™ and Star Trek®. Its product line spans the sports, racing, RPG, strategy, and action genres. For more information on Bethesda Softworks’ products, visit www.bethsoft.com.

About Mad Doc® Software, LLC
Mad Doc® Software, LLC (www.maddocsoftware.com) consists of game industry veterans with experience in every aspect of game development. An emerging force in the industry, Mad Doc was founded in 1999 by Dr. Ian Davis with the goal of developing AAA titles that expand the game playing experience and broaden the market through creative use of new Networking, Graphics, and AI technologies, Massachusetts-based Mad Doc team members are responsible for over ten million units in the game market worldwide, earning the acclaim of players, critics, and publishers alike. Copyright 2005 Mad Doc® Software, LLC. All rights reserved. MadAI is a trademark of Mad Doc® Software, LLC. All rights reserved.

About Quicksilver Software, Inc.
Quicksilver Software, Inc. is a developer of premium software products for PCs, handheld and mobile platforms. The company has developed many top-selling PC game titles, including Castles™, Conquest of the New World™, Star Trek®: Starfleet Command™. The company is also active in the mobile gaming market, and recently released a licensed sports title for 3D-enabled phones. Quicksilver was founded in 1984 by a team of former Mattel Electronics game developers.

About CBS Consumer Products
CBS Consumer Products, a unit of CBS Enterprises, manages the worldwide licensing, merchandising and video activities for a diverse slate of properties owned or controlled by the CBS Corporation. Additional information is available by visiting www.CBS.com.

STAR TREK: Legacy™/STAR TREK®: Tactical Assault © 2006 Bethesda Softworks LLC, a ZeniMax Media company. ™, ® & © 2006 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved. CBS, the CBS EYE logo, and related marks are trademarks of CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. STAR TREK: Legacy developed in association with Mad Doc Software, LLC. Star Trek: Tactical Assault developed in association with Quicksilver Software. Bethesda Softworks, ZeniMax and related logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of ZeniMax Media Inc. in the United States and/or in other countries. Microsoft, Xbox, the Xbox logo, Xbox 360, the Xbox 360 logo, Xbox Live, and the Xbox Live logos are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or in other countries and are used under license from owner. Nintendo, Nintendo DS and the Official Seal are trademarks of Nintendo. © 2004 Nintendo. “PSP” is a trademark and “PlayStation” and the “PS” Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. Other product and company names referenced herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. All Rights Reserved.

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