Today Perfect World and Cryptic announced a major expansion to Star Trek Online, the massive multiplayer game set in Star Trek’s 25th century. In May they will launch "Star Trek Online: Legacy of Romulus" – a new expansion that adds the Romulans as a third playable faction for the game. More info, screenshots and a trailer below.
Legacy of Romulus Coming To Star Trek Online May 21
Since Star Trek Online was launched in February of 2010 people have been asking if they will be adding a new faction. And the developers of STO have hinted for a long time that they hoped to add the Romulans as the first playable faction in addition to the Federation and the Klingon Empire. The first clues this was coming came in November with the Season 7 release titled "New Romulus" with a storyline about refugees from Romulus (which was destroyed by the Hobus super nova in Star Trek 2009) starting a new colony. And today Perfect World announced the first major expansion of the game: Legacy of Romulus.
Here is the Story of "Legacy of Romulus"
Romulus and Remus are gone. You are one of the survivors, struggling to survive in the aftermath of unspeakable destruction. These are dark and dangerous times for your people, as the Tal Shiar crack down on any dissent and mysterious beings unleash terror throughout the far-flung colony worlds. You will be the one to reshape an empire. Gather allies, go undercover and find the proof that will rally your people to revolt. Together, you will rise up against an oppressive regime and demand freedom. You will fight for your people.
You are the Legacy of Romulus.
And the first trailer for the expansion..
Here are some of the key new features of the game:
- Plays can now play as Romulans or Remans in a new Romulan faction (you can start as Romulan and level your captain from 1 to level 50)
- All Romulan captains get Warbird ships
- Denise Crosby Returns as Empress Sela
- New Improved Trait Unlocks
- New improved User Interface
The new expansion of the game does not change anything about pricing. Star Trek Online will continue to be free-to-play, with players able to purchase ships, costumes and other special items. More info about the expansion pack can be found at the official site.
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