At1:30 PM (Pacific) Cryptic Studios held their ‘Star Trek Online Revealed’ event at the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention. Leonard Nimoy helped them unveil this exciting new massive multiplayer Star Trek game. The presentation lived up to its name and revealed much about the new game, we have video, details and new screenshots below.
VIDEO: Watch the Vegas announcement & new trailer
Star Trek Online Las Vegas Webcast (trailer shows half way through)
Screenshots (click to enlarge)
below is the full text of the Star Trek Online Press release
CRYPTIC STUDIOS GIVES FIRST GLIMPSE OF HIGHLY ANTICIPATED STAR TREK ® ONLINE AT ANNUAL STAR TREK CONVENTION
Leonard Nimoy Joins Cryptic Studios to Reveal Details of
25th Century Star Trek MMO
To View Webcast and First Game Trailer Visit www.StarTrekOnline.com
Las Vegas, NV –August 10, 2008– Cryptic Studios™, a leading independent developer and publisher of massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs), today revealed at the annual Star Trek Convention the first details and gameplay trailer for Star Trek® Online, a massively multiplayer online game based on the legendary Star Trek franchise.
Convention attendees and Trek fans from around the globe attended the live webcast event held in the Gene Roddenberry Theater. Cryptic’s Chief Creative Officer, Jack Emmert, was joined on stage by renowned Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy, as he outlined the details of Star Trek Online.
“I spent many, many Saturday afternoons watching reruns of Star Trek and dreaming of its worlds. Leonard Nimoy helped inspire my imagination of what mysteries the universe might in fact hold,” said Emmert. “I’d like to think that very same imagination is what fuels my desire and drive as a game designer, pushing toward creating an MMO that is the ultimate Star Trek experience.”
Set in the year 2409, Star Trek Online will allow players to immerse themselves in the future of the Star Trek universe, exploring strange new worlds, seeking out new life and new civilizations in an ever expanding vast universe. Command a starship as a Federation or a Klingon Captain, outfit it with custom systems and recruit, train and mold a crew into an elite force for exploration and combat. Missions take players into thrilling space battle, planetside for face-to-face combat and even inside starships!
For more information regarding Cryptic Studios, to register for the Star Trek community or to view today’s webcast please visit www.startrekonline.com.
More to come
This new game is the second biggest Star Trek project going on now (with the film being the biggest). TrekMovie has and will continue to cover it regularly all the way through testing and launch. Look for our interview with Cryptic’s Chief Creative Officer Jack Emmert coming up soon. In our interview Emmert impressed with his passion for Trek, his expertise on making world class games and his commitment to creating a truly amazing Star Trek experience. If it isn’t clear yet, TrekMovie is psyched about this game.