Movie tie-in video games have traditionally been a disappointing lot, and for every one that’s good, there are a dozen that suck. Sadly, it sounds like Aliens: Colonial Marines wasn’t able to escape the gravitational pull of “suck,” so it’s time for me to pin my foolishly optimistic hopes onto another upcoming tie-in, the Star Trek game which is slated an April release. This latest trailer makes it look like a lot of fun. Of course, the Colonial Marines trailers looked great too…
Without having actually played the damn thing yet, Star Trek the game does have a few intriguing selling points. As you can probably tell, it follows Kirk and Spock on a mission together, and the co-op play allows you to pair up with a buddy to save the galaxy. As we reported earlier, the game has Kirk and Spock squaring off against the lizardlike Gorn, the first time we’ve seen them in the so-called Abramsverse. Both Kirk and Spock have different skills, and yes, it looks like you do get to Vulcan nerve pinch people. I’m imagining it’s the game’s equivalent of a stealth attack.
The game is in-canon and set between the first film and Into Darkness, and the story was written by BAFTA Award-winning writer Marianne Krawczyk, working with the film’s screenwriters, Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Krawczyk is no stranger to games, having penned the popular God of War series.
Star Trek releases April 23rd in the U.S. and April 26th in the U.K. It will be available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.