Star Trek is finally returning to the world of video games. This morning Paramount announced they are developing a new game for PC, Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3, based on the 2009 Star Trek movie. The story for the game is being developed in collaboration with Star Trek writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Details below.
"Star Trek" video game coming in 2012
This morning Paramount Digital Entertainment announced they developing a new video game titled "Star Trek" for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in 2012. The game, due in 2012, promises an original story and "unprecedented co-op experience," with players taking on the roles of Kirk and Spock.
The new Star Trek game features an original stand alone story which "continues the adventure" of the 2009 Star Trek movie. According tot he release the game is "filled with action-packed combat as Kirk and Spock must work together to stop a legendary enemy race bent on conquering the galaxy." The story is being developed by BAFTA award winner and God of War writer, Marianne Krawczyk, in collaboration with the writer/producers of the new Star Trek films, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.
President of Paramount Digital Entertainment Tom Lesinski states:
Star Trek challenges the boundaries of co-op gameplay with a galactic adventure that gamers and fans have never experienced. Working closely with the Star Trek filmmaking team throughout development, the game is sure to deliver AAA production values, a wide variety of gameplay and all the action you would expect from the hit franchise. This will be the definitive Star Trek gaming experience.
The game is under development by acclaimed Ontario-based developers Digital Extremes (Bioshock 2, Unreal Tournament, Dark Sector, The Darkness II), working closely with Bad Robot, K/O Paper Products and Damon Lindelof and published by Paramount Digital Entertainment through a license with CBS Consumer Products.
Star Trek will be available in stores 2012.
First (Full) Star Trek Video Game Since 2007
This newly announced game is actually not the first video game based on the JJ Abrams Star Trek movie – that would be Star Trek DAC which came out in 2009. However, that game was a low-cost downloadable simple shoot em up style game with no actual storyline. The last full-fledged video game for Star Trek was Star Trek: Conquest in 2007 for Wii and PS2. That game came from Star Trek’s brief stint with Bethesda Softworks, who released four other Star Trek games for various platforms in 2006, but none of which really took off. Before that (not counting TDK’s one-off PS2/XBox game Star Trek Shattered Universe in 2004) you have to go back to 2003 with Star Trek: Elite Force II (Windows and Mac), which ended Activision’s 4-year relationship with Star Trek, producing a number of games.
Star Trek’s return to the world of Star Trek gaming is very exciting news. TrekMovie will be providing regular updates on the “Star Trek” video game. Paramount is promising to show off the game at E3 next week and TrekMovie will be there so look for a report next Thursday or Friday.
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So the wait will be over (in 2012), are you ready to return to the world of Star Trek video games?