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Video Details Different Gorn In Star Trek Game + 19 New Screenshots March 19, 2013

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

The new Star Trek video game is due out in about a month and today Namco and Paramount released the second of their behind the scenes videos on the making of the game – this time focusing on the villains – The Gorn. We also have a bunch of new images from the game. Get into the Gorn below.  


Gorn to be Wild in new Star Trek Video Game

On April 23rd Paramount releases its new Star Trek video game set in the new movie universe, with a brand new story that takes place between the two JJ Abrams movies. In the co-op game (for XBox 360, PS3 and PC) you play as Kirk or Spock and work together to help the the colony of New Vulcan as it deals with a serious lizard problem.

The new video from Paramount and Namco/Bandai delves into the variety of Gorn you will go up against in the new Star Trek game. Executive Producer Brian Miller explains that they have expanded the notion of the Gorn – with Kirk and Spock facing fifteen different types of Gorn (both male and female) in the game. Check it out below.

There are more exclusive details on the new Gorn in the Star Trek video game in Paramount’s Star Trek app for ioS and Android. The second "Gorn Day" update has just been posted giving details on the different types of Gorn. 

More Gorn in Star Trek app

19 new screenshots

They have also released a bunch of new screenshots from the app – many of which give a closer look at the Gorn. Check them all out below with the official descriptions (click to enlarge).



Enterprise and Rip

Enterprise in Space

Fighting Gorn


Gorn Attack

Gorn Attacking Planet

Gorn Brute

Gorn Ship


Kirk and Drone

Kirk and Spock

Kirk and Spock Exlosion

Kirk and Tricorder

Kirk Battleing Gorn

Kirk in Lair

Kirk Tunnel

Kirk With Tricorder

Star Trek game just 5 weeks away

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Star Trek game coming April 23rd

GameStop announced this week that members of their PowerUp Rewards program who pre-order the game will receive an exclusive KRE-O mini build of the USS Enterprise and a collectible poster.

GameStop offering KRE-O bonus for pre-orders



1. Vulcan Soul - March 19, 2013

Why can’t any of the Gorn “re-imaginings” get the insectoid silver eyes right? This is what makes the Gorn look alien opposed to just being a glorified Earth reptile.

2. CmdrR - March 19, 2013

1 – Why can’t gamers get Star Trek right? Seeking out strange new worlds and new civilizations… is not the same thing as hauling oversized NRA-tumescence-inducing firearms to distant places so you can blow away the natives… and that is what makes Trek different.

3. Gorn Soldier - March 19, 2013

^this guy gets it. The Gorn in Enterprise was cool and all but without the silver eyes they’re just CGI dinosaurs running around

4. Aaron (Naysayers are gonna nay) - March 19, 2013

They should have used the Gorn update from the Enterprise episode with the Mirror Universe it was amazing. This looks like crap. I am a fan of the game but why are they not at least having one that looks remotely like the original in the 19 subspecies????

Lamefaces will be slapped… in the face. (SLAP!)

5. Paul Sibbald - March 19, 2013


Raptors with guns.


6. BatlethInTheGroin - March 19, 2013

There are no Gorn in that video. This is incompetent work on the game designers’ part.

7. Rm10019 - March 19, 2013

Looks great, can’t wait for a great cinematic gaming experience!

8. somejackball - March 19, 2013

Starfleet -vs- The Lost World

9. sean - March 19, 2013


Maybe we have different definitions of awesome, but that’s not what I’d call the Gorn in Enterprise. Cartoony is more like it.

10. Devon - March 19, 2013

“1 – Why can’t gamers get Star Trek right? Seeking out strange new worlds and new civilizations… :

Oh yes, the high energy that gamers across the world will feel when the spend hours and hours… *gulp* signing peace treaties and.. um… getting other civilizations to join the federation. You’ll get 10,000 Bonus points if you get them to allow their people to share medical knowledge with you. Tell… your… friends.

11. Platitude - March 20, 2013


LOL. Exactly. Noone wants to play that game.

12. Lostrod - March 20, 2013

15 types of Gorn and none look like the Gorn from TOS?

No thanks.


13. Gorn Captain - March 20, 2013

The TNG graphic novel “The Gorn Crisis” did update them nicely without losing what made them cool to begin with. Would have made one heck of a movie!

So what special attack move does Kirk use on the female Gorns? ;)

14. Quatlo - March 20, 2013

Looks damn good to me. The Gorn mothership is called MAGIC CARPET RIDE. ;-/

15. rufus - March 20, 2013

4. Aaron – Say what you will but that Gorn on Star Trek Enterprise looked awful.

16. meepmeep189 - March 20, 2013

Has anyone else noticed the deflector on the enterprise is again bronze?

17. MJ - March 20, 2013

Sorry Bob Orci,

But your Gorns just look dumbass.

18. Red Dead Ryan - March 20, 2013

Yeah, I agree the Gorn in this game look really lame. They don’t even look like Gorn. They just look so generic.

I prefer the Gorn from “The Original Series” as well as “Enterprise”.

19. Jeffrey S. Nelson - March 20, 2013

Why did they change the part in Chris Pine’s hair in the new film? Now it’s on the right side…it used to be on the left side! Maybe this is a mirror universe. But a glaring continuity error anyway!

20. Devon - March 20, 2013

So for some reason we blame Bob Orci…..

21. Phil - March 20, 2013

The Gorn from Enterprise just had that SyFy monster of the week look. The problem with the overuse of CGI is the artists seems to want to make them tough enough to be scary, but beatable at the same time. Haven’t seen the game yet, but I’m not sure they hit the mark….

Seems to me that TOS Gorn could have been cleaned up a bit, instead of making them into T. Rex…

22. freezejeans - March 20, 2013

2 CmdrR


23. Trekkermaster - March 20, 2013

Don’t really too much about this game since there is no PC version…

24. Sebi - March 20, 2013

I am really looking forward to this game, yes, even the part where I run around shooting and kicking ass as Kirk or Spock. It’s a game for f…. sake! Action-Adventure, you know, an adventure with action.

It’s like the movies: You need to appeal to a lot of people, not just the die-hard trekkie crowd, especially with a long development cicle like this. And who wants to buy a game where you will sign treatys, hold up the prime directive, look whats inside strange nebulae every now and then and teach alien women how to make love? Well, the last one…. maybe…. :-)

I’m also not complaining about the look of the gorn. They may seem generic but the only canon appearances of them where a shitty rubber suit and a not so good looking CGI version. Hey, maybe they throw in some TOS-Gorn as an easter egg.

Also, the TOS-Gorn was really slow. Can you imagine that in a game? The suspense is killing me…..

25. Calastir - March 20, 2013

#10 and #11
You have a very narrow view of the infinite possibilities of the Star Trek universe if you can only see a choice between either boring chatter and killing aliens.

26. Marja - March 20, 2013

#25 Calastir,

Agreed; they could have had some search and rescue, some solve-the-science-to-save a civilian/crew member, and many other plot points.

Maybe those will be there …

One can only hope. So far I’m not too motivated; I’m not much for shooter games.

There IS a version for PC, I thought. Is it coming out later?

27. Mark Lynch - March 20, 2013

There is a PC version, this article is incorrect in not mentioning that. Google “Star Trek 2013 game PC” and all will be revealed…

28. Marja - March 20, 2013

No wonder the Gorn Brute is so mad

He has an overcooked salmon on his tongue

29. Anthony Pascale - March 20, 2013

The article mentions a PC version twice actually. As have the dozen or so articles we have done on this game in the past. There are no box art images for PC because it is a download. There also are not pre-order links available. But we have been reporting on a PC version for a long time.

30. Calastir - March 20, 2013

Developers, please take note:

No silver eyes + no spinal ridges + no leopard skin outfit = No Gorn.

These are generic lizard people which I don’t want to see I my Star Trek.

31. The Bear - March 20, 2013

I’m just not enamored with the overall graphics, from what I’ve seen in the pics and trailers. The more I see of this game, the less I’m interested. I sure hope they release a demo so I can evaluate it. Otherwise, I’ll just pass and not gamble my quatloos on it.

32. Chris Roberts - March 20, 2013

It’s easier for me to rationalise TOS Gorn as just another variation of Gorn.

The metallic multi-faceted eyes could be contact lenses or something they wear for a purpose.

Their new storyline (I heard about) about having come from another galaxy, through a wormhole bothers me more for some reason…

33. Pointing Out The Obvious - March 20, 2013

Oh my god, you guys complaining about “oh, there’s 15 different kinds of gorn, wtf” or “They don’t look like the original gorn”, you guys know absolutely nothing about reptiles do you?

For ever species of reptile, there’s several, if not a dozen sub-species, all with different sizes, colors, markings.

My Girlfriend raises several reptiles (Bearded Dragon, Merauke Blue Tongue Skink, and three leopard Geckos).

It is quite possible for Species to have different sub-species. My GF’s three Geckos, while being the same species, have very different markings, making one of them worth hundreds of dollars more then the others.

You guys are just blinded by Nostalgia, because quite frankly, the Gorn from TOS was a corny and poor quality guy in a rubber suit, even for 1960’s standards. it is no where near worthy of the revered status that you guys are giving it.

34. Mad Mann - March 20, 2013

I just wish they covered their groins with something. Who wants to see the Gorn-ads?

35. Calastir - March 20, 2013

Like yourself, this new design completely misses the point. This is not a question about reality or biological probability, it’s a matter of taste.

A lot of us fans simply love the TOS Gorn with his alien insectoid silver eyes and slow movement.

The Gorn became popular for that reason, and I for one would like to see them return in that form.

36. Navy - March 20, 2013


That would be assuming the people producing this content actually cared about the content they were selling.

Star Trek fans are nothing more than a giant purse for these companies and we seem to suck up every crappy game they put out.

Star Trek as we knew it, doesn’t exist. Star Trek going into the future will continue to lack vision and thought.

37. Mad Mann - March 20, 2013

@36 Navy:

I’m a big Star Trek fan and yet I’ve only ever bought two Trek games in my life, both used. Speak for yourself.

I’ll buy this game if I think it’s worth it. IF not, I won’t. As of right now, I am not going to get it, but things may change. The last game I bought for myself was Arkham City (amazing game!), but I don’t buy just anything.

38. Simon - March 20, 2013

“Kirk and Spock Exlosion”
“Kirk Battleing Gorn”

Some really bad proofreading there on someone’s part…

39. Mark Lynch - March 20, 2013

Apologies, you are correct.

However, ST on PC is not just a download, please see following link trek

I’m sure the same is true for the US market as well.

40. No Khan - March 20, 2013

It would be nice if the Gorn looked like the Gorn instead of every reptile on Earth.

41. workforkirk - March 20, 2013

Why bother even calling these Gorn? Clearly they aren’t… This is why the trek franchise needs strict control over gaming and other content i.e. (shudders) Star Wars. — just as long as the person controlling the content isn’t brannon braga. Perish the thought!

42. JohnnyE - March 20, 2013

Star Trek: Jurassic Park

On another note, Countdown to Darkness 3 is now avalible.

43. NuFan - March 20, 2013

They had to remove the laughability of the original. Are you also hoping the new Godzilla is a man in a terrible suit?

44. sean - March 20, 2013


“A lot of us fans simply love the TOS Gorn with his alien insectoid silver eyes and slow movement.

The Gorn became popular for that reason, and I for one would like to see them return in that form.”

I’d argue that the idea of a reptilian species is what made the Gorn popular (not too mention the fact that they only appeared once), not their comically slow movement. There’s a reason why that fight scene in Arena is so frequently used as a punchline.

45. Red Dead Ryan - March 20, 2013

I would say that it was the basic design of the TOS Gorn that made it so popular and famous. Heck, George Lucas ripped it off for his bounty hunter Bossk.

No one is suggesting that the designers put in a Gorn who is slow moving.

No, what we’re saying is that the TOS Gorn is iconic, and that a faster, more nimble version would be cool.

What we have seen in this game so far looks like leftover concepts from “Jurassic Park”.


“Arena” is considered one of the best ever episodes. The Gorn might be painfully slow in that episode, but the alien itself is seen as iconic.

46. BatlethInTheGroin - March 20, 2013

#45: Huh? Bossk and the Gorn look nothing alike. I think it’s a huge stretch to say Lucas ripped off the Gorn with Bossk. (Plus, Lucas didn’t design Bossk, in any case.)

47. Cinema Geekly - March 20, 2013

Please keep talking about how these Gorn look stupid as compared to the TOS Gorn costume which is widely mocked these days more than it is appreciated.

The fight scene in Arena is truly iconic but not for the reasons Trek fans seem to think it is. It is essentially the Spock’s Brain: of fight scenes.

48. I am not Herbert - March 20, 2013

I agree: this is not a Gorn =(

whatcha’ expect from JJ-verse… (eyesroll)

BUT, I actually like the KRE-O mini (TOS!) USS Enterprise! =)

49. Jeyl - March 20, 2013

I don’t anyone ever imagined the Gorn as a blood thirsty, galaxy conquering race in the original series, or any other series for that matter. I mean, after “The Arena” the Federation continued to have a presence on Cestus III, the planet that the Gorn claimed was theres. I think it’s safe to assume that the Federation and the Gorn were able to talk things over.

But this? I don’t know. This is looking too much like a “Humans vs. Aliens” kind of game where anything that doesn’t resemble a human is an enemy. I’m so tired of that trope.

50. NCC-73515 - March 20, 2013

In STO, they offer the insectoid eyes as special vision shades…

51. sean - March 20, 2013


The reference to Federation colonists on Cestus 3 was over 100 years later. We have no idea what went on between Arena and the DS9 reference. They may have worked things out, or the Federation may have simply had greater military power and kicked the Gorn out.

And in Arena, the Gorn murdered everyone on Cestus 3 and then deliberately faked a distress call to lure other Starfleet ships to the planet in order to kill them. That could certainly be interpreted as bloodthirsty. They could have asked the Federation to leave, but they chose to kill everyone instead (despite the fact that we know they could communicate with humans).

Point being, there’s a lot of room for interpretation in terms of what kind of race the Gorn are. And there’s certainly evidence that they seemed to be a shoot first, ask questions later kind of a bunch. After all, it’s Kirk who decides to be merciful, not the Gorn Captain.

52. BRT - March 20, 2013

I haven’t enjoyed a good trek game since Taldren’s Starfleet Command. Just more garbage here that I won’t be spending my money on.

53. dayxday1000 - March 20, 2013

The design could have been updated by taking design cues from the original and creating something modern that harkens back to the original. “Enterprise” did it nicely with the Andorians.

We see this type of thing in car design all the time: Corvette, Mustang, Beetle. It was done with the TOS Enterprise refit for ST:TMP. All payed homage to the originals in ways that were mostly pleasing to most fans without looking like something that is outdated.

54. stunkill - March 20, 2013

All you haters and whiners of the game are incredibly annoying and closed minded to anything new. You would all make terrible starfleet officers and only get the crap postings with red shirts hopefully.

55. No Khan - March 20, 2013

These gamer designers don’t care about canon or the look of the show we all loved. All they care about is over thinking it and over designing it & how it will help them get their next job.

56. Tanner Waterbury - March 20, 2013

@ 50

Now THATS fracking retarded! You have to BUY the eyes to look canon?

57. I Love the Gorn - March 20, 2013

Agree….any new Gorn needs to have silver eyes and look less like a T.Rex.

58. Gorn Captain - March 20, 2013

It’s a primitive costume by today’s standards, but twenty times better than any creature suit on Lost in Space at the time. I can’t imagine TOS without all the props and aliens Wah Chang created.

More than half the folks who want a picture of me in costume at a con aren’t even Trek fans. They simply know it’s “the lizard guy who fought Shatner”.

Nobody ever considers that planetoid was pretty damn cold for a reptile to be chasing Kirk around. ;)

59. Anthony Pascale - March 20, 2013


According to our contact with the game company it is a PC download. If you go to their site it has logos for PS3, XBOX360 and “PC DIGITAL DOWNLOAD”.

Perhaps in the UK they are selling physical copies, I will double check. But as we are US-based, we usually work with what the US distributor and/or PR agency are saying. I asked them weeks ago when they released box art for PS3 and XBOX360 and they told me there is no box art or pre-order links for PC version yet. I had also inquired again about this earlier today.

here is the official site pre-order links page

no pc links – only a logo for PC download.

Its possible that the PC version will not be available before April 23rd.

60. Jack - March 20, 2013

46. See Bossk vs. Gorn…

61. Hat Rick - March 20, 2013

I thought Gorn were lizards. I thought lizards were cold-blooded and slow-moving. These CGI Gorn look like they’re related to Predators.

Check that — they’re more like if a Predator and the Alien from Aliens had a baby.

62. Cervantes - March 20, 2013

Bah, these nu-‘GORN’ designs are par for the course in this whole ‘alternate timeline’ world of re-designs for the worse.

Not a patch on the original TOS look of the creature, as far as I’m concerned. The designers could have stuck much closer to it’s original look and outfit design for this species, and just made it move much faster and dynamically for this game.

But since so many things have been changed for the sake of it in this particular ‘timeline’, I guess yet another mis-step doesn’t make much difference in the overall scheme of things.

63. The Sinfonian - March 21, 2013

The original TOS Gorn were a “Gorn Confederation”. There’s no reason that if the United Federation of Planets included dozens upon dozens of humanoid species that looked much like Earth humans and many that didn’t… Thus why can’t the Gorn Conferederation include dozens upon dozens of “lizardoid” species with some looking much like the Gorn captain in Arena, and some that don’t, or less so. All these “lizardoids”, can’t they just get along in one happy Gorn family? :)

I always liked to think the Metrons slowed Gorn Captain down, to balance out the fight with Kirk. If he moved at “normal speed” like Slar in Enterprise, Kirk wouldn’t have had time to build his bamboo shooter.

64. Red Dead Ryan - March 21, 2013

Alien and Predator did have an offspring, it was the Predalien from “Aliens Versus Predator Requiem”.

65. Valenti - March 21, 2013

@ 56


66. Scott B. here. - March 21, 2013

@58 and 63:

I’ve also long thought it was possible that the planetoid the Metrons used for the battle was cold, thus slowing down the stronger Gorn, and giving Kirk a more level playing field. The Metrons strike me as imminently fair folks.

Concerning this thread … I’m an older guy, and reading through the comments, I *think* I can see a generational divide in the reaction to the Gorn designs (old and new) and the game itself. I enjoy the occasional FPS game, and would happily lay out money for an immersive, true-in-spirit FPS-style game based on TOS. I can only suppose that game developers have decided that the Venn diagram overlap of gamers and TOS fans is too small to warrant developing a game based on the Original Series aesthetic. What a shame. It would have been … glorious.

Scott B. out.

67. Jovius the Romulan - March 21, 2013

19: So… Kirk got a new haircut, probably due to this movie’s makeup/hair team thinking it looks better. People get different hair styles all the time. (Just look at Scotty in the third season of TOS.) Hardly a “glaring continuity error” compared to something like Saavik and T’Pol lacking Vulcan eyebrows or Klingons mysteriously having purple blood for only one movie.

68. Gorn Captain - March 21, 2013

@66 There are some excellent TOS conversions made for the old Elite Force game out there. One is just wandering around a starbase and the spacedocks in orbit overhead. You could spend hours if not days exploring it all.

69. Scott B. here. - March 21, 2013

@68 – I’m afraid I’d need a Trek game that came in a clamshell and could be loaded into an XBox or a Wii for me to play it, but I don’t see that ever happening. Still, those conversions sound very cool. I’d love to explore a virtual Trek OS setting.

Scott B. out.

70. Trekbilly - March 22, 2013

Well, I saw the original episode Arena during it’s original run on NBC and I say I think the game developers did a FANTASTIC job of re-imagining the Gorn! It looks like they actually put a lot of thought into them…their social structure, etc. And THIS Gorn ship looks a lot more alien than what they had in TOS-R!!

Some of you people are insane.

Congratulations to the game developers on a job WELL DONE in this fan’s opinion. Any real reptilian alien WOULD look sort of like dinosaurs…they wouldn’t have microphones for eyes. That look in Arena wasn’t biological looking at all.

At best, those eyes could only be some kind of eye protection it was wearing. but, underneath, there would probably be something like what we see in this game…

Anyway, I LOVE what I’m seeing here and I’ll be getting the game for sure!

71. Steamy - March 23, 2013

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It is available April 23, 2013. You also get the exclusive Elite Officer Pack download, featuring an array of uniforms, weapons and gear. (Like the U.K. version without the movie tickets.)

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