While most of the Star Trek buzz lately has been on the two rather awesome trailers and the continuing debate about Benedict Cumberbatch’s “John Harrison,” the gaming inclined amongst us know there’s another dose of possibly cool Trek-dom headed our way this spring. Set to release on April 23, 2013, a few weeks before Star Trek Into Darkness’ bows in May, the new Star Trek video game will have Kirk and Spock facing off against the Gorn in an in-canon storyline penned by God of War writer Marianne Krawczyk, working in collaboration with the Trek movie writers, Robert Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Damon Lindelof. Here’s the cover art:
Set between the events of the first film and the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness, the game will feature the voices of the film cast, most notably Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto as Kirk and Spock, respectively. You can play the entire game in co-op mode, with one player as Kirk and the other as Spock. As you’d expect from a game ideally focused on two players, both Kirk and Spock have different talents and abilities that complement each other.
Even if you’re more of a Trek fan than a gamer, the Star Trek game should offer some of the same appeal as the ongoing IDW comic series: showing us more of the tangential movie universe created by Nero’s arrival in J.J. Abrams’ first film. Amongst other things, that will mean getting a look at this universe’s version of the lizard-like Gorn, who are the primary antagonists.
Star Trek will be available for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC this April. You can check out the official product description and a gallery of screenshots below.
Key Game Features Meet the Crew
The 2009 Star Trek film cast will be contributing their voices for the game, including Chris Pine as Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock.
Original Standalone Story – Set after the events of the Star Trek (2009) reboot, continue the sweeping journey through the new universe with a completely original story
Ultimate Co-op – Built from the ground up as a co-op experience, Star Trek packs two vastly different gameplay styles and unique character abilities into one game. The result: the most fully realized and varied co-op experience of this console generation.
Kirk and Spock Reborn – Play for the first time as two of the most well-known characters in science fiction, as only this new Star Trek game could allow. With the fate of the galaxy on the line, players must rely on each other to create a kick-ass team.
The Gorn Return – Determined to conquer the galaxy, the Gorn returns as re-imagined versions of the classic Trek villains, infecting their foes with venom that can poison, cause hallucinations, and even kill. Ranging in size and abilities, the Gorn seed mayhem and destruction as they destroy populations and deplete planets of their resources.