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Teaser Trailer For 2012 Star Trek Video Game + PS Move Phaser Attachment & Download Prequel Announced June 6, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Star Trek (JJverse game) , trackback

Last week we reported there is a new game coming in 2012 tied to the JJ Abrams Star Trek movie universe. Today at Sony’s E3 press conference the first teaser was shown, plus a special phaser attachment for the PlayStation Move and a downloadable prequel were announced. All the details below, plus watch the new trailer. [UPDATE: replaced vid w/ HD Version]


Star Trek game teaser trailer

Last Friday we reported that Paramount Digital Entertainment announced they were developing a new co-op game (for PC, PS3 and Xbox360) that "continues the adventure of JJ Abrams Star Trek" (see previous article). And on Monday night at the Sony press conference at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles PDE showed the first teaser for the game, featuring pre-alpha gameplay. And here it is (via IGN):

Looks pretty good for a game set for 2012, complete with lens flares, ground combat, space jumps, shuttle flying and more. Hard to tell anything about the story, but it seems to involve some aliens who are doing something bad to a star.

Phaser attachment and prequel announced too

At the press conference Sony and PDE also announced that the PS3 version of the game will include a Phaser attachment for the PlayStation®Move motion controller. They also announced there will be a downloadable "prequel" to the game available before release exclusively on the PlayStation®Network. This prequel will also work with the PlayStation Move. 

Star Trek will be coming to the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC in 2012.

TrekMovie.com will be providing updates on this project so stay tuned.



1. jas_montreal - June 6, 2011

Looks like bob orci is trying out the exploration theme. Possibly forshadowing the Trek sequel ?

2. Joel - June 6, 2011

I’m wondering if the game has anything to do with the sequel or if it’ll be a standalone title…. Anyone know?

3. Ben - June 6, 2011

Wow, that looks awesome!

4. Gustavo Orsi - June 6, 2011

Its seems to be a Mass Effect meet Star Trek.

5. Bryan - June 6, 2011

I can’t wait, but I’d love to know more about this “prequel”

6. Sunfell - June 6, 2011

Great character likenesses!

7. 12YearOldTrekker - June 6, 2011

Glad I own a PS3. We get all the cool stuff (prequel, move). This basically proves (to me) that the sequel’s comin’ out in ’12.

#4 I think I could live with that :D

8. allister gourlay - June 6, 2011

what about the Mac version!

9. rm10019 - June 6, 2011

looks great, hope it’s as good as Mass Effect or Drakes Fortune! Give us real action adventure guys!!

10. Lt. Thomas - June 6, 2011

looks bloody good, mght have to get a ps3 for the prequel and phaser attachment!

11. Gustavo Orsi - June 6, 2011

#7 I could live and would love that

12. Capt. of the U.S.S. Anduril - June 6, 2011

Yikes! That shuttle pulled a Star Wars move on the poor Enterprise! Let’s hope that the ol’ 1701’s helm console is bolted down better than the 1701-E’s was.

13. Chester - June 6, 2011

Story takes place between the first and upcoming abrams’ movies. Only pre-alpha and already looks awesome! Can’t wait to see it polished!

14. Reign1701A - June 6, 2011

I’ve loved a lot of the previous Star Trek games, including the violent, action-oriented ones. What made games like Elite Force make sense was that you were part of a security/away team squad specifically formed for violent and hazardous encounters. There is something that feels wrong about Kirk and Spock racking up kills with big bazooka phaser-things. The game itself looks awesome, and I’ll most likely still buy it. I just hope there’s sufficient story-explanation for why Kirk and Spock are running around killing stuff.

15. Nick Tierce - June 6, 2011

The real question is … do they have the actors playing their roles? This, I feel, is a must.

16. Picard's Barber - June 6, 2011

I’ve always thought that a Star Trek game in the same vein as Mass Effect would be amazing since Mass Effect 1 and 2 were so close to what Star Trek 2009 felt like (lens flares and all!)! I hope they don’t mess it up. One of the worst things in the world is when you shell out $60 for a game you hope to be good and then it’s not. Making good games is like making art, you cant rush these things. Take your time and it’ll pay off in the end…but finish it before the world ends, Mmmkay?

Did you guys see that space jump into the Enterprise airlock?! Eff Yeah!

17. Give me TOS, or Give me Death! - June 6, 2011

So massive damage to the big E? Will this mean we’ll see some changes to the Abram-prise after a refit between this game and the new movie?

Regardless, I’m looking forward to this game. It will be a much needed “gap filler” before the new movie comes out.

18. Admiral New - June 6, 2011

Heh, if it’s gonna be Star Trek meets Mass Effect, the dialogue wheel is gonna have 20 options, Spock is only gonna have one emotional state for all of his responses, and if you go to Engineering and talk to Scotty, he’s gonna ask you if it could wait, coz he’s “in the middle of some calibrations.”

19. Opcode - June 6, 2011

If this game happens between the two movies, I hope they destroy the brewery, I mean, the engineering, in the game so we get a new one in the next movie… :)

20. trekboi88 - June 6, 2011

I am totally looking forward to this! As a lover of games such as this, this looks very promising. I like the co-op idea kinda like like Army of Two…except this is with Kirk and Spock!

21. Basement Blogger - June 6, 2011

Okay, it looks cool. It has a Mass Effect kind of feel but those are big shoes to fill. I love action just as much as the next guy but this is Star Trek, isn”t it? The game won’t have the two hour time limit like a movie so the writers can certainly expand the dialogue and put in that old fashioned Star Trek intelligence. And before anyone says there’s no such thing as an intelligent science fiction videogame, check out Mass Effect 1, 2 and Half Life 2.

By the way, I wonder if the Playstation Network will be completely up for the release of the extra DLC. If not, how about letting us XBOX owners have it? :-)

As I’ve noted before, videogames tied in to movies can be bad. See E.T. for the Atari. But there are exceptions. The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay. (2004) Interesting thing is that I’ve seen nothing of the Star Trek game until recently. Not even a rumor. Boy, they kept it top secret. Anyway, I’m very excited to see this game come out, espcially since Star Trek 2 is probably not going to come out in summer of 2012.

22. trekprincess - June 6, 2011

This is awesome :):)

23. Will_H - June 6, 2011

It honestly looks choppy to me, like they put some cool cut scenes into an average game. Granted since its in Alpha that could be the problem. I’ll read the reviews after its out and consider picking it up for my 360.

24. Valenti - June 7, 2011

Mmmm, do want.

25. pissed off virgin vulcan basement nerd - June 7, 2011


26. 11 - June 7, 2011

Is that an actual warp core? Like a “zhum zhum” warp core? Have they done away with the Bud Light Drive?

27. Aurore - June 7, 2011

“Fight together.Survive together”.



28. Geekette - June 7, 2011

Yes! Phasers and the Move! And can we choose between the Sh at and Pine? Maybe a morph of the two :)

29. Irishtrekkie - June 7, 2011

yea great lots of action, but is there a story? could they maybe hire some of the bioware writers , or the guys from witcher to do a half decent story please.

oh well will get this for the pc, as thats where the mods are at.

30. CaptRobau - June 7, 2011

Judging by the trailer I imagine something like this:

-The Enterprise receives a distress call from the Helios (a research station that is observing the nearby star). Kirk, Spock, and no doubt a red-shirt, beam over. Things go wrong from there. The red-shirt dies at the hands of a mysterious new enemy (my guess its from outside the galaxy, perhaps the weird space phenomena we see throughout the trailer are breaches in the Galactic Barrier or some dimension). Once the away team is on the Helios, the space around the Enterprise goes all screwy. The Enterprise’s teleporter is knocked out or jammed in the ‘attack’ (think V’ger Cloud not an actual ship yet, judging by the trailer). Shuttles are out of the question too. Kirk and Spock fight there way through the station, including a section on the outside of the ship, and escape out the airlock, flying to the safety of the Enterprise.

The Enterprise warps out with the two safely on board. Starfleet is of no use (probably gets destroyed again :D) so the Enterprise is at it alone. They visit some of the most varied planets in the galaxy in search of a way to stop this new menace.

The Enterprise will take some damage, making sure that they get an excuse for a new engineering. Besides, it was one of the most heard complaints and the Star Trek 2 will have a bigger budget. There will be a new engineering.

People seem to liken this game to Mass Effect. Judging by the trailer where not a word or dialogue is spoken I imagine it’s not going to be a main focus of the game. I’d put my money on a third person cover-based shooter version of Elite Force. As in it will have a good story and varied gameplay but no RPG elements or different dialogue options. It might have more than one solution to a situation but not on the scale of ME.

Still I’m excited.

31. somethoughts - June 7, 2011

Look epic, do want. I hope they give spock and kirk kung fu also.

32. Jim Nightshade - June 7, 2011

looks great-wonder if they will have a pottable version for their new portable next year?—it does look a bit too heavy with bfg guns action–hope it also has a story n quieter moments where u dont die in 3 secs-unlike most games these days-they also mentioned it will be another 3d enabled game for ps3–vizio has a new tv out for 45 and 47 inches with 3d built in uses regular real 3d type glasses not the expensive lens shutter ones that hurt yer eyes–and they are around 800-900–sounds good for an apt–its on demo at many walmarts–with a ps3 with an update they will play 3d also—

33. cleverclogs - June 7, 2011

Still love the Star Trek Generations game, I want more of that!

34. Commander - June 7, 2011

Yeah. Looks totally like a Mass Effect/Star Trek mixture.

35. Meee - June 7, 2011

^^^ What are you rambling about #32? ^^

almost as off topic as karate pencil case

36. Blake Powers - June 7, 2011

that’s the most impresssive star trek game i have ever seen

37. Mikey1091 - June 7, 2011

Awesome. I just hope that in this game (and preferably the movie coming out next year too) Engineering doesn’t STILL look like a brewery (which, of course, it was, because that’s where it was filmed). For the love of God, please make Engineering look more like it did in all the other Trek franchises!

38. VZX - June 7, 2011


Well, at least there will SOME kind of Star Trek coming out next year…

39. spike - June 7, 2011

I can already tell what’s gonna suck about this game…….waiting for it. Lol ..wow

40. Simon - June 7, 2011

#32 – Vizio? Ugh. And get used to 540p: their 3D cuts the available resolution in half.

Samsung, Sony ,Panasonic. They know reliable and good performing sets.

41. OneBuckFilms - June 7, 2011

Looks pretty good. For a game of this sort, the story will likely serve to tell a story in which the gameplay action can play out.

I suspect the big, bad star they are next to was influenced by the beginning of the Star Trek movie.

42. Dr. Cheis - June 7, 2011

It’s been a while since they’ve tried a Star Trek game that focused almost entirely on people and not starships. Looks cool.

43. weyoun_9 - June 7, 2011

I couldn’t tell…did it look like it might have a multi-player option to anyone else? Those are the games I like the most because I can play them with my husband.

44. Victor Hugo - June 7, 2011

downloading Mass Effect to play tonight :)

45. NCC-73515 - June 7, 2011

#33 cleverclogs “Still love the Star Trek Generations game, I want more of that!”

Wow! I thought I’d never meet anyone else on this planet who likes it! :D It was my first full game and I still play it from time to time. The day I finally finished all missions… ultimate happiness.
They had so many good ideas… the living Planet Antilios, or Data strolling under the sea (seen later in INS), and you could even explore an entire Bird of Prey… loved the Klingon base on Halee II, cursed the cave on Veridian III, first loved, then hated Arvada II… XD

46. Rastaman - June 7, 2011

If I had to guess, it looks to me like Enterprise gets damaged so bad the crew has to abandon ship, and then Kirk and Spock are sent on a mission to retake the ship. Then the adventure takes off from there with just Kirk and Spock running the show. Perhaps a clever plot device to limit the characters to just Kirk and Spock and save some $$$.

Sounds like the usual save the galaxy from mysterious alien taking over story. The visuals look promising. I love the idea of a new Star Trek game. Not as excited by what appears almost exclusively as shoot ’em up game play. Hopefully some exploration and adventure. Star Trek is perfect for open world gameplay.

47. BringBackKirkPrime - June 7, 2011

I got chills watching it!

48. Meee - June 7, 2011

Wooooo eeee Look at all the lens flare!

49. Marc McKenzie - June 7, 2011

@21: Good points, BB. I love ME myself (still gotta finish up Part 2!), and if this game does take elements from ME, hopefully it will be a great story and gameplay.

” And before anyone says there’s no such thing as an intelligent science fiction videogame, check out Mass Effect 1, 2 and Half Life 2.”


” As I’ve noted before, videogames tied in to movies can be bad. See E.T. for the Atari. But there are exceptions. The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay.”

TCOR:EFBB has to be one of the best videogame/movie tie-ins. The sequel to that was also quite good. I would go out on a limb and say that the video game based on the Wolverine movie was great (even if the movie was not all that).

50. sean - June 7, 2011

I don’t buy video games, but I will buy this.

51. DavidJ - June 7, 2011

Nice to finally see a badass, action-packed Star Trek game!

Instead of another one of those boring strategy games.

52. Cody - June 7, 2011

@OP Bad things to a star eh.. Soran is making a come back? :P

53. Lukas Ketner - June 7, 2011


Good vibe here! So not gonna hate. Except to wonder if there will be strange new worlds or just military style action. This looks badass! For certain, but maybe make a hairs breadth of room for exploration? Diplomacy? Y’know, real perils?

54. Jim Nightshade - June 7, 2011

yeh simon i hear ya but the other models cost a lot more n dont they all use the shutter 3d which i heard gives many eye strain? i tried out the 3d they were showing tron legacy looked good to me,not great–but i like the price–

55. HARRISON!!! - June 8, 2011

Very cool, I shall look into purchasing this…

Also, OT; the BBC has officially renewed Doctor Who for a 7th season :-D

56. Travis - June 8, 2011

There doesnt seems to be ” MAJOR ” damage to the Enterprise bridge, Just blown out view screen glass. However we probably will see a refit version of the Enterprise in the Sequel…. NCC-1701-A

57. karanadon - June 8, 2011

This. Looks. AWESOME. And the glorious Giacchino score doesn’t hurt the trailer either. Great stuff, can’t wait! :D

58. rm10019 - June 8, 2011

51- You are so right. The franchise needed to reboot, Enterprise deserved to get cancelled and the Trek gamaing ‘franchise’ such as it was deserved to get kicked in the ass. People don’t buy those games in a large enough quantity, just like people don’t watch poorly writtedn shows that don’t deliver. It’s about time they made a game for GAMERS and fans, not a game for fans who MIGHT game because it is Trek.

59. rm10019 - June 8, 2011

But I’ll agree with those who say this is 2 years late (at least), this should be the second kick-ass title in the nuTrek franchise, not the first. There is no excuse for the Trek DAC title in 2009.

60. TJ Trek - June 8, 2011

Finally…..this is what Star Trek has been asking for for a long time. Star Trek has so much potential that all the game makers have been missing, that its not even funny. I would still do more of the find the clues, solve the mystery in the scenario too….but this is close enough from what I can see, that I’ll be happy to test it out.

Is there going to be any way to play this other then on PS3?…..I can’t justify buying one for just this game (I almost would though)

61. paustin - June 8, 2011

looks good….just needs more lens flares

62. NuKirk - June 8, 2011

i am sick of Macs getting discriminated against when it comes to Trek games. Especially since the Social Gaming Platforms on consoles underwent those recent hacking attacks, I no longer feel comfortable using consoles for Social Gaming. And with the only alternative being virus-swarmed PCs, this pisses me off a lot.

That being said, the game simply looks EPIC although the trailer seems to be ripping off the movie trailer. possibly the whole game, unless its meant to be an extension of the movie.

63. Travis - June 8, 2011

Has anyone noticed JJ, Rob and Alex’s way of Star Trek Stories???. First before the 2009 film, there is a prequel story in comic book form to the movie called Star Trek: Countdown. Now before the Sequel, there is a game story before Star Trek: The Sequel. This game from what im told is to be its own story right after Kirk gets promoted to Captain and the Enterprise leaves Spacedock on her 5-year Mission. However the enemy in this story-game is suppose to be one that we know of in the Prime-Timeline and maybe it just might give us hints of what the Sequel might be about. Reguardless im going to enjoy playing a guy reguarded as ” The Most Famous Captain in Starfleet History “… The man… Captain James T. Kirk!!! :)

64. Crusade2267 - June 8, 2011

Was that a Cardassian Hideki class 37 seconds in?

65. rm10019 - June 8, 2011

60 – Buy the PS3 for the Bluray and the Media server and Internet capabilities, now PLUS you get to play a new Trek game!

66. Cheezyspam - June 8, 2011

The game will probably be fun, I’ll probably play it because it looks nice, but I’ll be damned if it didn’t feel really weird to see Spock hurling a plasma grenade from behind cover. SPOCK, HURLING A GRENADE! It just feels like Halo, or Gears of War with a Star Trek skin at this point. This trailer did nothing to capture the spirit of even J.J.Trek, let alone any of the classic Prime Universe Trek. I think even Star Trek Elite Force captured more of the spirit than this (and that was a Quake-engined FPS).

Maybe this would’ve worked better if they didn’t center it around Kirk and Spock. It’s really jarring to see them as generic combat drones because that was never what their characters were about. Kirk and Spock would never go around mowing down scores of baddies with their hand phasers to complete a mission.

67. Bruce Banner - June 8, 2011

Set Phasers to FUN!

68. somethoughts - June 8, 2011


Did you see tos episode with the organians or st2009 both had kirk and spock doing their fair share of firing phasers

69. somethoughts - June 8, 2011


Kirk and Spock running 2man operations versus klingons in errand of mercy


70. The TOS Purist aka The Purolator - June 8, 2011

Here’s hoping someone makes a straight-up TOS mod for that game – since, y’know, they’ve NEVER MADE A TOS GAME.

71. Ceti Alpha 5 - June 8, 2011


72. Red Dead Ryan - June 8, 2011

I hope this game DOESN’T get cancelled! That’s why I’m keeping my excitement in check. I’ll believe it when I see it!

73. HARRISON!!! - June 9, 2011

@62. NuKirk – June 8, 2011
“i am sick of Macs getting discriminated against…with the only alternative being virus-swarmed PCs”

Stop moaning. PCs are not the pox-ridden monstrosities you make them out to be.

You wanna play PC games?
BootCamp Windows onto your Mac.

Don’t want viruses (which don’t automatically jump onto your computer from the internet, despite what you seem to think)?
Install ANTI-VIRUS on your Windows partition! (Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials will, between them, keep you covered unless you deliberately go to some really dodgy websites; they’re free, and consume hardly any system resources.)

74. Simon - June 9, 2011

#62 – As #73 pointed out, it would be crazy to think the Mac is immune to viruses or other exploits.

MACS discriminate themselves. They don’t support many widely used PC standards for graphics and audio. Developers aren’t going to spend top dollar on completely rewriting a game engine to support less than 10% of the market. Emulators drag down performance to unacceptable levels.

PCs these days aren’t “virus swarmed”. Win Vista and Win 7 have built in protections, and as long as you don’t surf “bad” sites or open questionable attachments you’re fairly safe. This isn’t 2003.

75. Platitude - June 9, 2011

Looks they are taking Star Trek and putting it straight into the Mass Effect mold. Not a bad idea since Mass Effect is not only a fantastic game but also a great Sci-Fi game with a lot of homages to Star Trek. Very few Star Trek games have ever interested me, but I’m stoked for this one.

76. James - June 9, 2011



77. Charla - June 9, 2011

Gotta have this!! Happy to have another choice other than STOL. It is ok- but this one looks very promising….

78. Cheezyspam - June 10, 2011

#68 & 69

now, now… I’m not saying they have NEVER had to shoot their way out of a fight, nor am I suggesting that this kind of thing wouldn’t happen (on occasion) in the ST universe, but what I AM saying is that to make the entire focus of the game about Kirk and Spock charging in with guns blazing kind of cheapens the characters.

This game seems to want the players to feel the thrill of being these iconic characters just for the sake of doing so. I do think the game looks great though and I can’t wait to play it nonetheless.

79. somethoughts - June 10, 2011


I agree, here’s hoping the game will feature more than just shooting and throwing grenades. Perhaps some puzzle solving/exploration like the original resident evil

80. VOODOO - June 13, 2011


I kind of agree. ST isn’t about Kirk and Spock shooting things up. That said this is just a video game and I wouldn’t read too much into it.

After reading a little about this game on other sites I have a feeling it is going to be lame.

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