JJ Abrams may have cut the Klingons out of his Star Trek movie, but they are at the heart of Cryptic’s upcoming Star Trek Online MMORPG. In a clever marketing movie, today Cryptic launched Tweetinklingon.com which helps you use the popular Twitter system, in Klingon.
Tweet like a Klingon
Star Trek Online is set in the 25th century where once again the Federation and the Klingon Empire are at war. Players will be able to join either faction when the game launches on February 2nd. So it makes great marketing sense for them to build a viral website that allows people to send out ‘tweets’ to their Twitter followers in Klingon. Tweetinklingon.com translates your English tweet and sends it out automatically. You can also choose from a list of ‘highly useful Klingon phrases’ from the traditional "today is a good day to die" to the mundane "Where is the bathroom?".
STO Klingon Trailer
In case you missed it, last month Cryptic released a trailer for Star Trek Online, from the Klingon point of view.
And here are some previously released images showing Klingons in Star Trek Online:
Star Trek Online comes out February 2nd and is available for pre-order now.