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Video Game Set In Star Trek Movie Universe Coming In 2012 June 3, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Games,Orci/Kurtzman,Star Trek (2009 film),Star Trek (JJverse game) , trackback

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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Comments

1. Aurore - June 3, 2011

BRING IT!!!!!!!!!!!

:))

2. Bruce Banner - June 3, 2011

Co-Op Star Trek, playing as Kirk & Spock. Count me in!

3. Sunfell - June 3, 2011

I hope they’ll use the original actors’ voices in it.

4. zperk - June 3, 2011

@Sunfell: If by ‘original’ you mean Shatner and Nimoy, then you sir, are a troll.

5. Dee - lvs moon' surface - June 3, 2011

GREAT! :-) :-)

6. Steve - June 3, 2011

It’d be great to finally get a good Trek game. Really no excuse for one not to exist.

7. Necros - June 3, 2011

Based on Star Trek XI? Eh, don’t care…

I want an action-RPG set on DS9, after season 7, with the original actors and writers, and the game to be like KOTOR/Mass Effect.

8. Commander/Captain/Ambassador Spock - June 3, 2011

This is great!

9. Necros - June 3, 2011

@Steve There were a few, like the Elite Force games, The Fallen, or Bridge Commander…

10. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - June 3, 2011

I would most love to have this Game. Can’t wait to get it.

11. Ben - June 3, 2011

new Star Trek Videogame = YES

The way I understand it it’s just Kirk/Spock, so no Bones, Scotty and Co?

12. Larry - June 3, 2011

TAKE MY MONEY I WANT IT!

13. Trek Fan 3500 - June 3, 2011

zperk is a troll

14. FH - June 3, 2011

“filled with action-packed combat as Kirk and Spock must work together to stop a legendary enemy race bent on conquering the galaxy.”

Sigh. Why is this franchise even called “Star Trek” anymore, when there’s no actual trekking going on?

15. SupremeDalekOnTheBridge - June 3, 2011

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

16. Chelsea - June 3, 2011

@12 I second that!

17. Danpaine - June 3, 2011

Money-grab. Surprised it didn’t come out much sooner.

18. Jeyl - June 3, 2011

- “The story is being developed by BAFTA award winner and God of War writer, Marianne Krawczy”

Hmm. God of War. Wasn’t that about an angry demi-god who slaughters countless lives, murders his wife and daughter and treats women like mini-games? With a resume like that, he fits JJ’s Star Trek perfectly! I cannot wait to hear what non-role Uhura will play. At least Elite Force let me play a female Munro.

– “a wide variety of gameplay and all the action you would expect from the hit franchise.”

And by “the hit franchise”, we mean Halo with Spock wielding a Covenant Plasma RIfle, and Mass Effect with Kirk using the overblown “cover” mechanic….. while on the set of Danny Boyle’s Sunshine.

19. jas_montreal - June 3, 2011

@ 17

Paramount is slow as usual.

20. Allenburch - June 3, 2011

Sooooo….Perhaps a little time has elapsed, (talking about canon-time), for these characters between ST09 and ST12….

21. PEB - June 3, 2011

for as many times as i’ve complained here that the alt timeline would make for a great next gen video game for the consoles and not just for the pc, this announcement just made my day! mass effect 3 and trek in 2012? my 360 will constantly be on!

22. 12YearOldTrekker - June 3, 2011

Yes!!! Now I can use my PS3 for more than “Rock Band” and Blu-Ray. I’m so getting this!

23. Wes - June 3, 2011

I’m actually looking forward to this game. Hopefully, if this one sells well, then we can expect more quality games from Paramount Digital Entertainment and the Star Trek license can finally get out of that mantra of having too few quality video games. Hopefully there will be space combat as well as on-foot action as well. And, don’t forget the voices. Hopefully, they can persuade Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine (and maybe the whole cast) to do the voices of their characters from the movie. This game also feel like this is a tie-in to the next movie, which is due to come out next summer. So, if the movie does well and the game does well, we can expect 2012 to be a huge year for Star Trek.

24. BrodyKoss - June 3, 2011

I’ll buy five copies just to support this thing!!

25. Tanner Waterbury - June 3, 2011

Maybe they’ll include ship battles as well. Anyways I am looking forward to this, but I am hesitant. I remember when it was announced back in 2005 that new Star Trek games were being released, I was giddy. When the games DID get released, I was pretty upset. I’m hoping they do this one right.

26. Trekprincess - June 3, 2011

Wes I second that :):)

27. T2 - June 3, 2011

It’s about time! I’m getting bored with STO and the Bethesda releases were abysmal (Legacy was ok, would’ve made a better movie). I wish Activision had more Trek releases. Those games were awesome. Anyway, I hope the rest of the crew at least gets featured if Kirk and Spock are playable. Can’t wait! Gonna pre-order! What a great way to kick off the TrekXII season.

28. Ian K - June 3, 2011

Hmmm, could be cool, but we’ll see.

And what the heck, why does Spock have a Halo Plasma Rifle in the pic? haha

29. Dr. Cheis - June 3, 2011

I’m surprised there wasn’t a major game tied to the release of the 2009 movie. This ought to help stir up the franchise for non-trekkies who haven’t gotten into things yet.

30. pock speared - June 3, 2011

uh, if b’orci is involved,
and it comes out in 2012,
and tie-ins are everything,
they wouldn’t be stupid enough to tip the plot hat of the next film on this, would they?
bob?

31. pock speared - June 3, 2011

i mean, why are kurtzman and orci involved? is that normal for gaming? have film scribes work on a game?

32. I'm Dead Jim! - June 3, 2011

Hope it has plenty of lens flare!

33. star trackie - June 3, 2011

Love the whole idea! Sign me up!

34. Gorandius - June 3, 2011

Meh, this looks like It could be fun if it is done right, then again, any game is fun when done right (Unless you happen to be based on a certain Spielberg movie about a certain Extra Terrestrial haha). But I think I will wait for the guys working on Star Trek: Excalibur to release their project. It looks to be much better, and it’s free. And, with all the great mods available for games such as Bridge Commander and the Armada series, I have enough gaming entertainment to hold me over. Though if the reviews of this are good, I may find in my heart to pick it up.

35. Robman007 - June 3, 2011

Looks cool. Been a long time coming since we got to play a video game as Kirk and Spock. Can’t wait! Coop games are lot of fun anyways.

36. Shannon Nutt - June 3, 2011

@14 – you hit the nail on the head. The vast majority of Star Trek games are simply shoot-em-ups, and have very little to do with the exploration and diplomacy that was such a huge part of the television series.

37. Trekluver - June 3, 2011

Here’s for holding out for Lego Star Trek: The Video Game.

38. trekker 5 - June 3, 2011

#1,Aurore,that goes for both of us! And #32,Jim,if J.J. had anything to do with it,I’m sure it will!! :)

39. Trekprincess - June 3, 2011

I would love a Lego Star Trek game based on all 11 movies etc :):)

40. Alientraveller - June 3, 2011

Finger crossed for a good game, Star Trek deserves one. I hope the cast will provide the voices too.

41. Robman007 - June 3, 2011

I’d love for Bioware to get ahold of the Trek license and do to Trek what they did for Star Wars. Knights of the Old Republic was one of the best products to feature the name Star Wars (I will go so far as to say that the first game was better then the prequel trilogy all together). I think they could make a killer Star Trek RPG!

42. Corinthian7 - June 3, 2011

I’ll be all over this when it comes out, just hope it’s better than the usual movie tie in crap.

43. Matt476 - June 3, 2011

I have PS3 and would love a star trek game. However i’ll only get it if its got good reviews and is resonably priced! I shall not be paying £30+ for any game! I would love to see a STAR TREK LEGO GAME as well – I’d get that!

44. NuFan - June 3, 2011

When can we pre-order?

45. Bucky - June 3, 2011

I’m gonna go right ahead and surmise that since this gameprobably takes place post-JJ-verse movie, that the sequel doesn’t start immediately after the end of the last one. Even though this game has nothing to do with the flick currently being written. “Enter the Matrix” was not a great game but it was neat how they weaved the continuity of it into the films. Let’s hope this does the same.

46. Bugs Nixon - June 3, 2011

Good. Me likey.

47. Captain Realistic - June 3, 2011

28, thanks for noticing that. I was thinking the same xact thing. Someone must have pulled an Elaine and thought they “invented it” when they didn’t.

48. fax_ - June 3, 2011

“all the action you would expect from the hit franchise”

You must mean the JJ-verse franchise, Mr. Lesinski, – a franchise that consists of a single movie hitherto. The gameplay and action I expect from the Star Trek franchise was *perfectly* embodied in the games Star Trek: 25th Anniversary, Judgement Rights and Final Unity, thank you very much. I take it you won’t be resurrecting the ‘Vulcan Glory’ project any time soon.

49. fax_ - June 3, 2011

*I meant ‘Vulcan Fury’

50. Flake - June 3, 2011

A lot of hate here for a game that hasn’t been released yet and has one image thus far. Haters gonna hate!

I will look forward to this one!

51. Ben - June 3, 2011

This is great news! I’m excited for any new Trek game… especially one I can play on my X-Box 360! Just one more bit of advice for Paramount: H A S B R O! PLEASE GET HASBRO TO DO NEW ACTION FIGURES!

52. trekker 5 - June 3, 2011

#49,I like that name! :)

53. rm10019 - June 3, 2011

Holy Crap.

54. Mark Lynch - June 3, 2011

Interested to see how this pans out

55. dratikus - June 3, 2011

When is the Wii version being released?

56. Keachick (rose pinenut) - June 3, 2011

Hopefully this Star Trek game for X-Box 360 will get released in retail shops worldwide so I can buy it for my sons’ birthdays (April/May 2012). They can learn how to play and show me. I now have an excuse to get something Trekkish, apart from a DVD.

Funny, while reading the synopsis above, my younger son blurted out that this is just like Mass Effect, which he has.

Honestly, Bob and co, in order for this game to be Star Trek and not just any other scifi fighting game, good Kirk and Spock character development and play needs to happen. It would be very good if Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto could do the relevant voice-overs.

57. Nathan - June 3, 2011

I can’t wait to see the Budweiser plant in CG.

58. Anthony L. - June 3, 2011

It’s a maybe for me. Unfortunately the video game industry doesn’t fare well with movie adaptations. That being said most of those games are rushed to be released along with or shortly after the movie, the fact that this is taking some time means that maybe they are getting it right.

59. Pensive's Wetness - June 3, 2011

i voted no, but my vote doesnt count because im entering that ‘men of a certain age’ zone…

60. pissed off virgin vulcan basement nerd - June 3, 2011

stoked

61. MJ - June 3, 2011

Man, can’t Bob and company get the new script in before they start on this….come on guys, get the script in!!!!!

62. DeBeckster - June 3, 2011

How about some love for us Wii players?

63. RuthlessNate - June 3, 2011

Spock is holding a gun from Halo…

64. angusNUBangus - June 3, 2011

I voted yes, looking forward to a real PC game.

65. Bucky - June 3, 2011

Actually, it looks very Halo-ish from the weapon Spock is holding and those shield-thingies you hide behind? The Enterprise finds a Halo-world and the Flood attacks? Awesomeness!

66. Colonel West - June 3, 2011

Still waiting a decade for a fully licenced sequel to Birth of the Federation… (Yeah I have the armadafleetcommand mods etc but man I’d love a fully developed badass Trek Civ game…)

67. OLLEY OLLEY OLLEY - June 3, 2011

Can anyone name a great Star Trek game?

68. cleverclogs - June 3, 2011

I still love Star Trek Generations PC game from 1997. That, I found, was incredibly difficult. It was true Star Trek though, not just shoot-em-up.

69. Will_H - June 3, 2011

Its been a long time since I’ve played a Star Trek game I actually liked as a game. I think the last one for me was Bridge Commander from back in like 02. I may be a Trekkie, but I’m enough of a gamer where I’m not gonna shell out money for a bad game with the Star Trek name on it.

70. Dee - lvs moon' surface - June 3, 2011

And they keep doing a million things at once…

:-) :-)

71. Capt. of the USS Anduril - June 3, 2011

I say put up the poll again late next week…you know…when we get an actual TRAILER rather than artwork of Kirk and Spock.

By the way…#18, Mass Effect is more Star Trek than any Star Trek game has been. Ever.

72. T2 - June 3, 2011

Diplomacy and exploration are fun, but that doesn’t make money or keep interest with the general public as much as we’d like. The Trek games that were like that I didn’t play much…I vaguely remember games like Birth of the Federation and New Worlds, but they didn’t do as much for me.

I just miss that period from like 1999 until 2005 when great Trek games were taken for granted. We need another Bridge Commander or Elite Force or Armada or Starfleet Command…or some hybrid of them all. Or we can go further back in the ’90s to some of the best Trek games of all time…TOS 25th and Judgment Rites, along with A Final Unity (the best of them all), and the aforementioned Generations. These games that included the real character voices, well-written episodic storytelling, ship-to-ship combat, and ground action. They may be dated, but their content still is among the best today in the Trek world.

I hope this new game reaches that plateau.

73. rm10019 - June 3, 2011

DO IT DO IT DO IT!!!

boborci – thanks for this, and for considering the new Animated Series. This is how you revitalize a franchise.

74. Ivory - June 3, 2011

Sounds like fun!

75. That One Guy - June 3, 2011

It’s about frakking time!

If this is coming to either PC or the yet-to-be-unveiled Project Café, I’ll get it.

76. rm10019 - June 3, 2011

PC gaming is dead. They shouldn’t even bother. I hope they take the same tack as they did with the film. First it has to be a great GAME. Then it needs to be a great Star Trek game. Make something that will appeal to the mass game buying population.

77. rm10019 - June 3, 2011

Ie Drakes Fortune , Mass Effect or Assasins Creed

78. pissed off virgin vulcan basement nerd - June 3, 2011

PC gaming is far from dead ass pirates.

Star Trek meets Mass Effect = siiick.

79. Chadwick - June 3, 2011

SWEEET I have been waiting for a decent Star Trek game for a console. Fingers crossed.

80. James - June 3, 2011

@76 “PC gaming is dead”

Yea… clearly, I’m sure Blizzard shut down all their servers yesterday, and Valve is closing down Steam as we speak.

81. 12YearOldTrekker - June 3, 2011

#55 never.

82. Sxottlan - June 3, 2011

I’m pretty sure Star Trek: Encounters came out after Conquest. It had several elements from Conquest, but was actually a much better game.

Every so often I will suddenly feel the urge to pop Encounters back in and play a quick campaign. For me it’s probably the best console Star Trek game.

83. Red Dead Ryan - June 3, 2011

I hope this is true. But I won’t be the least surprised if by the end of the year this game is cancelled. The picture is pretty suspect. Spock holding a Covenent Rifle. And it looks like the set of “Sunshine”.

84. c Mosenko - June 3, 2011

Star Trek 25th Anniversary was the most fun of all the video games. I like the star fleet command idea, but what I thought they could have added was some exploration, and the ability to land on planets. Star Trek 25th had a pretty good mix.

85. Rusty0918 - June 3, 2011

#83 – Yeah it does seem to be inspired by Halo but it’s NOT a Covenant Rifle. And notice Kirk is holding a Starfleet phaser. I don’t think it’s that suspect.

I do agree about “Mass Effect” being more Trek than other Trek games; that’s a definitive fact.

I wonder who the baddie will be. My money is either the Rommies or the Klingons.

Let’s see what happens.

86. Tim Welch - June 3, 2011

@#37. I second that, it`s only a matter of time

87. Jim Nightshade - June 4, 2011

Well only bout 3 yrs late on this one–how bout making one based on the new movie now instead? oh well–yeh i remember the trailer for secret of vulcan fury–story by tos writer whats er name-had original voices of all the actors–but it never was released-someone should–it looked really great–

88. Kirk, James T. - June 4, 2011

Definitely getting this

89. Mark Lynch - June 4, 2011

Best Star Trek game NEVER released has to be “Secret of Vulcan Fury” (Google it, you’ll find a couple of demo videos)

Best Star Trek games?
Judgement rites
A Final Unity
Bridge Commander
Elite Force II

There are a bunch of guys working on a fan made game based on Star Trek called “Excalibur”.
If they get that finished and released it might just be one of the best ST games ever…
http://www.stexcalibur.com if you’re interested in having a peek.

90. Mark Lynch - June 4, 2011

#87
It was D. C. Fontana that wrote the story for ST:SOVF

But the game was not as far along as a lot of people think. The story is that Interplay overreached themselves with this one and PCs of the time just would not be able to run the game at an acceptable frame rate. There was a lot of concept art and a portion of the game was made to demo at some expos.
But pretty much all the voice work was done. Imagine how slick a game like this could be made to look now with today’s PCs. One can only dream.

I’d be surprised if the original files even still exist. Shame.

91. Jeyl - June 4, 2011

@71: “By the way…#18, Mass Effect is more Star Trek than any Star Trek game has been. Ever.”

Well, I think Star Trek 25th Anniversary and Judgement Rights are the closest that Star Trek games ever got to being on par with any Star Trek, both in regards to the original series and the TNG era.

And I agree that Mass Effect has a lot more “Star Trek” to it than 90% of all Star Trek games. Can you imagine what Bioware could have done with the Star Trek property? Now THAT would have been a freaking awesome game. They could have incorporated more aliens, written some very interesting characters and give Star Trek a very interesting story line. But that doesn’t seem to be the approach that this game wants to take due to it being an “action game” more than a character/story driven Bioware game.

92. denny cranium - June 4, 2011

I usually only stream media or blu-ray thru my PS3.
Looking forward to this one.
I hope CP and ZQ lend their voices to this game.

93. Lee - June 4, 2011

Personally, if the Vulcan Fury files still exist, and some company bought the rights to complete the game, I would have Orci and Kurtzman work with Fontana to rewrite the game slightly – something along the line of Spock Prime working with the alternate reality crew to go through the Vulcan Fury adventure, and use the voices of the original series cast as Spock’s memories of the adventure from the original timeline. That way, the game could be marketed to both old school and new Trek fans alike.

94. John from Cincinnati - June 4, 2011

There has been a long list of bad Trek games. The last good Trek game was Star Trek: Judgment Rites.

For the life of me I don’t understand why they (the developers) don’t go back to that formula.

95. Bran'Mak Morrn - June 4, 2011

Check out the MMORPG Star Trek Online (STO) while you wait.

http://www.startrekonline.com

96. jotin - June 4, 2011

YAAAAAYYY!!!!

97. Matt - June 4, 2011

Given the poor quality of ST games for the past ten years to the present I will wait until release. STo and Leagcy come to mind.

98. rm10019 - June 4, 2011

I have done extensive research into Vulcan Fury, even contacting DC Fontana herself. She has the outline and work she did ‘somewhere’ in her files, but the question is who owns the rights. Interplay was sold to a European company, but they don’t have the rights to Trek games obviously.

I doubt anyone would balk at Dorothy shopping the story around to another game company, but she basically wouldn’t own the rights to this material unless it falls back at some point.

The audio recordings would be the greatest find, and would represent the final performace of De Kelley as Bones.

99. snoopytrek - June 4, 2011

the guys are locked in their hotel room, legals pads full of notes, waded paper everywhere, smoke coming from Orci’s laptop, Kurtzman on the floor rocking back and forth in a fetal position mumbling “what do we do? what do we do?”

JJ and the game’s producers are both knocking angrily outside on the room door…”where’s my new script?!?” “where’s our new game story-line?!?”

suddenly Orci with calist fingers reaches for the two coffee stained, cigarette burned, incomplete scripts lying on his bed, “ok, ive got it..this one will be the game and this one will be the movie. No, wait! this one is the movie and this one is the game. Yeah, that’s it! No, wait…!”

100. Mark Lynch - June 4, 2011

#98
I heard that not all of Dr McCoys lines in the game were done by DeForest Kelley, due to him being quite ill at the time. Rumour has it that a portion of the lines were done by a “sound-a-like” However, I do not know how true this is.

I wonder who does own the rights to the ST: SOVF materials?

But if all the sound files still exist with someone, somewhere, this game could still come about…. But the realistic side of me thinks it very unlikely. A real shame.

101. Mark Lynch - June 4, 2011

#99 lol
But I do find it somewhat disconcerting that with the script not in a finished enough state for JJA to be able to make up his mind to direct, that the writers are also involved with an ST game. Lets get one thing out of the way before starting on another. Unless the game and the movie are going to go hand in hand of course. That might be interesting.

102. Trek Lady - June 4, 2011

This looks interesting, but I am not really into “shoot’em up” games. I prefer games in which you are required to use your mind to figure out solutions to problems – but I am likely in the minority there…

103. Jeyl - June 4, 2011

@102: “I prefer games in which you are required to use your mind to figure out solutions to problems – but I am likely in the minority there…”

No you’re not. When I was 12, I stumbled upon a demo for Full Throttle on my “Dark Forces” disc. Ever since then, I’ve collected puzzle games from such titles like Myst, The Dig, Full Throttle, Star Trek 25th Anniversary/Judgement Rights, Sam and Max, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Portal 1 and 2, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis and the most recent Back to the Future games. Some of these games often caused me to rip apart my desk whenever I got stuck while others made me jump for joy when I beat the whole game without any outside aid.

I do not regard the Star Trek franchise as “Action Packed” the way that the publishers are making it out to be.

104. VOODOO - June 4, 2011

I’m not into video games, but this could be cool. I sound like an old man, but the level of sophistication with these games is amazing.

The latest Star Wars game’s (forgot the name) storyline was leaps on bounds better than the actual prequel films.

105. TonyD - June 4, 2011

Digital Extremes is a pretty good developer and I actually thought their Bioshock 2 game was better than the original, with a stronger balance of story and action.

I’m sure some people will be turned off by the game’s apparent focus on action but I don’t mind that at all as Trek was never 100% cerebral. Hopefully they’ll be given the time and resources to do a good game.

106. sean - June 5, 2011

#18

“With a resume like that, he fits JJ’s Star Trek perfectly!”

Actually, he is a she. Thought that might be worth pointing out.

107. Miko - June 5, 2011

Can it please have a free roaming modes where you can cruise around the decks of the enterprise and fly the ship around space causing mindless havoc. Sling a bit of GTA in there… i mean come on everyone here would like to go rouge and destroy a starbase or 2? Or steal the enterprise?! ; )
But yeah more trekking in general, less countless space battles.
Id like to be able to order sheilds up and stand by photon torpedoes. Also add a really cool self destruct feature. Ah hell just add old movie playable scenes in the style of trek 09… yep i said it we need a full blown 2012 up to date TWOK battle with the new enterprise! But what do i know im just a fan : )

108. snoopytrek - June 5, 2011

@101 Mark..yeppers, my point exactly, sir. I still think they are runnin into the George Lucas Writers Block and r afraid they wont be able to top themselves. IMO…Or keep puttin if off so The Shat is too old to be in it…hmmm?

109. captain_neill - June 5, 2011

This game looks really cool.

However, part of me wishes they would do a game in the TOS era of the Prime Universe and have Shatner and Nimoy voice Kirk and Spock.

Because a TOS or TNG era game for the PS3 would be cool I think but I don’t think that would have the mainstream appeal.

Its a shame but either way this game does look good and will probably get it.

39
I agree a Lego game based on all 11 mvies would be a lot of fun.

110. captain_neill - June 5, 2011

68

Agreed I loved the Gnerations game, Back then I realy enjoyed Star Trek games.

Guess because of today’s graphcis I would really love a TOS era game with Shatner and Nimoy today. A developer could do a great job recreating it today that would look more animated than in the early 90s.

Who else would like to see this?

111. Basement Blogger - June 5, 2011

This is great news regardless of the lack of success of videogames tied in with movies. Atari ET anyone? Any science fiction game that wants to be taken seriously has some big shoes to fill. Games like Half Life 2 and the Mass Effect games come to mind.

If the game is successful, downloadable content would be welcome. As players could explore strange new worlds. I’m wondering if the game has been in production since the release date of 2012 is very close. I also wonder if we’ll see any signs of it at E3. Let’s hope for not just an action game but a great Star Trek game.

112. Basement Blogger - June 5, 2011

@ 110 Captain_Neill

I’ve written about this game many times. Probably because I would like to see the story in the game be told. In 1998, Star Trek’s D.C. Fontana wrote the story for a game called “Secret of Vulcan Fury.” The graphics were state of the art for 1998 and get this, the stars of TOS recorded their voices for it. Unfortunately, Interplay ran into financial troubles and the game never came out. i would still like to see the story come out. What do you say CBS? Let Fontana novelize it or turn it into a CGI TV movie.

1. Check this trailer out; with James Doohan and a new recorded prologue by William Shatner
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7oRSsuI7BE

2. Another trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQHyg6nFpAY

3. Fontana would like the story back; TrekMovie article- end of article.
http://trekmovie.com/2007/08/16/dorothy-fontana-on-new-comics-new-novel-canon-ds9-ent-new-movie/

113. captain_neill - June 6, 2011

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Be cool to use it for basis onf a game today

114. phyfell - June 6, 2011

The problem inherent with efforts in the past to develop Star Trek games lay with the distribution method Viacom used when licensing the franchise out to developers/publishers. In the late 90s, Viacom in all its wisdom decided to divide the licensing rights to separate firms to develop and release games. Most prominently, Any games based on TOS or the TOS films were published by Interplay, TNG/VOY games by Activision (and marginally by Hasbro/Microprose), and DS9 games by Simon and Schuster Interactive (a former subsidiary of Viacom). I believe that this fragmentation of franchise rights is what ultimately destroyed the viability of Star Trek as a platform for video games. Granted, there were several games made during this period that were decent (Armada I and II, Starfleet Command I and II, Bridge Commander), and even excellent (Elite Force, Klingon Academy, The Fallen), but for every good game made there were two or three that were not (Hidden Evil, New Worlds, Away Team, Dominion Wars, etc.). This provincial treatment of the property is what doomed it, and is why every effort to consolidate the franchise (Legacy, Online) has failed, and why they will continue to fail until those involved with producing, developing, and publishing this content regard the property with respect to the source material.

115. sa13coc - June 9, 2011

it looks JJ has stolen again
Start from star wars from his ST:09
Now from buck rogers for his game

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