Star Trek Game Rematches William Shatner and The Gorn + UPDATE: New ‘Vulcan Reborn’ Promo Game

The new Star Trek co-op game (for PC, PS3 and Xbox360) is has Kirk and Spock from the new universe trying to save a Vulcan colony from an invasion of the Gorn. And Paramount has released a new video promo of the game featuring William Shatner and a TOS Gorn re-enacting the classic fight scene from "Arena." Check it out below. UPDATE: There is also a new online promo game.


Shatner Battles The Gorn Again For Star Trek Game

In an act of marketing genius, Paramount has brought William Shatner back to have a rematch with his "Arena" nemesis The Gorn. This is to promote the new Star Trek: The Video Game which has the new crew of the Enterprise dealing with lots and lots of The Gorn.

Gorn Fight – Then and Now

Watch William Shatner battling the Gorn again for the new Star Trek game.

Paramount also sent over this promo image.

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Game Arrives April 23rd – PC Download Now Available for pre-order

The new Star Trek game arrives on April 23rd for XBox 360, Playstation 3 and PC download. You can pre-order the Xbox and PS3 version at Amazon.

UPDATE: New Vulcan Reborn Online Promo Game

IGN UK has launched an online puzzle game called "Star Trek: New Vulcan Reborn." In the game you assume the role of a key member of the Vulcan Principal Research Council and you have to co-ordinate the colonization for the surviving members of the Vulcan race. The game is 24 missions long (each installment takes about a minute to play). New missions are released every day until 26th April 2013 (game launch day). Players are ranked and there will be prizes awarded. More info at Star Trek: New Vulcan IGN site.

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March 28, 2013 6:26 pm

Epic and funny to boot!

March 28, 2013 6:27 pm

i gotta admit this made laugh out loud. i remember seeing arena for the first time the other day.

March 28, 2013 6:30 pm

Best promo, EVER!

This kids still got it!

March 28, 2013 6:34 pm

GREAT ad….Shitty game!

The whole point of ‘Arena’ was NOT killing the Gorn, the notion of ‘Misunderstanding’ and Mercy were what Star Trek was…back then. Now there’s a game where all you do is KILL THE GORN. As the Metrons said, maybe in 1000 years we will have actually evolved

Trek Lady
March 28, 2013 6:35 pm


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March 28, 2013 6:36 pm

4 – Sounds like you have played the game to know the whole thing, and that ‘all you do is kill the gorn’….? How about you play the thing before you judge it.

March 28, 2013 6:36 pm

That’s awesome!

Steve Gennarelli
March 28, 2013 6:43 pm

Hilarious and awesome too !

Dr. Image
March 28, 2013 6:43 pm

Wonder if it’s Bobby Clark!

March 28, 2013 6:46 pm

At least you can now say Shatner got involved in the new Trek. And it involved a classic Shatner scene.

March 28, 2013 6:47 pm

The bit with Shatner was BETTER than the game promo–now THAT is what a Gorn is supposed to look like, not some Jurassic Park ripoff.

March 28, 2013 6:53 pm

The game looks like utter crap. Star Trek isn’t about just “point and shoot” action, there’s some level of thought involved.

Graphics look pretty subpar as well.

Gorn Captain
March 28, 2013 6:55 pm

Awesome. That made my day!

Tanner Waterbury
March 28, 2013 6:57 pm

Kirk vs Gorn 2: We’re too old for this sh*t!

March 28, 2013 7:00 pm

That was funny. Grumpy Old Men…in space!

March 28, 2013 7:00 pm

Does anybody else just get an infinite loading screen?

It happens to me with several clips on Yahoo! Movies. Could it be region-locked (I’m in Sweden)?

March 28, 2013 7:01 pm

Snort! That was actually funny.

denny cranium
March 28, 2013 7:06 pm

Shatner finally got his wish. To be attached to a current Star Trek project.
Congrats! A funny promo.

March 28, 2013 7:08 pm

That looked more fun than the game. When are we going to have a Shatner/Gorn game series? LOL

March 28, 2013 7:11 pm

I had the same infinite loading problem. Found it on YouTube here adn watched it:

I grok Spock
March 28, 2013 7:12 pm
March 28, 2013 7:14 pm

That’s hilarious. I loved it. “Now you’re just over-acting.” XD
Shatner is the best.

March 28, 2013 7:19 pm

Thank you, o groker of Spock :)

March 28, 2013 7:20 pm

omg this is awesome!

March 28, 2013 7:22 pm

I’m really looking forward to this game, it looks like too much fun. And the promo was great. How can that man be 82?? So much energy! In the time I’ve taken to watch the spot and write this, Shatner has probably done a few voice-overs, played some paintball and inked a deal for a new TV series. Nice gene pool Shat, wish I could take a dip!

March 28, 2013 7:26 pm

I laughed so hard!

Red Dead Ryan
March 28, 2013 7:28 pm

This was a funny ad. I’m glad that Shatner has found a way to stay involved with Trek without having to be in the new movies.

Gorn to be Wild
March 28, 2013 7:37 pm

Oh my God, the Gorn really needs to shed some skin if he hopes to be in the next movie. And those compound eyes could use a lift.

March 28, 2013 7:43 pm

That was absolutely priceless. What a treat.

…and I just bought a PS3, so I might ‘rent’ the game. Rent.

Jim Phelps
March 28, 2013 7:46 pm

This is off subject but here is a new image of the bridge of the ship where John Harrison is seen sitting in the captains chair in the trailer. Also notice the bald headed fellow at the navigator position. Could that be Joseph Gatt’s character? Also notice the bridge crews uniforms.

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March 28, 2013 7:46 pm

@13~ Why cant star trek be a shooter except in your own mind? And how the hell do you know what is involved in the game? You dont know crap about it except what has been shown and your all set to condemn it not based on real facts, but your own uninformed and judgemental opinion. Give the damn thing a chance before you bury it. Do you honestly think every species starfleet comes across will be enlightened and benevolent? I would hope you dont get cut to shreds while your sitting in the corner giving thought to the hostile invasion going on around you. And the graphics look good to me, but I guess my visual perception has not been spoiled by constantly changing and never satisfied gamer expectations, like spoiled children.

Your Father's Star Trek
March 28, 2013 7:51 pm

Loved the clip!

J.R. Ewing
March 28, 2013 7:55 pm


I want Shatner back ST III and I don’t care how old he is. Leonard Nimoy was great in Star Trek 09, I’m sure Shatner would be equally good.

March 28, 2013 8:06 pm


Kirk's Girdle
March 28, 2013 8:14 pm

31 Jim Phelps

I believe the bald guy is Captain Robau. Old photo.

March 28, 2013 8:14 pm

I love Bill!!!!!!!!111!!!!1111!!!!!one!!!!!

March 28, 2013 8:15 pm

The Gorn has aged well compared to Mark Hamill. Oops, wrong thread!

March 28, 2013 8:18 pm

fantastic! just need to make some gun powder!

March 28, 2013 8:19 pm

That is hilarious.

March 28, 2013 8:23 pm

Epic real life Shatner and Gorn make that game look bad.

porthoses bitch
March 28, 2013 8:29 pm

If Id had milk it woulda came out my nose. Love it ! And remember Orci says the game is canon .

Dee - lvs moon surface
March 28, 2013 8:31 pm

definitely EPIC… loved it!!!

;-) :-)

Jim Phelps
March 28, 2013 8:31 pm

@36 Kirks Girdle

Not a chance. It’s a new image from the Empire magazine this week. The dark bridge floors is the same floor in the international trailer that Kirk is laying on after Harrison beats the tar out of him.

March 28, 2013 8:38 pm

I loved that. Every bit of it.

Curious Cadet
March 28, 2013 8:38 pm


And this is exactly why Abrams doesn’t want him in his movie.

El Chup
March 28, 2013 8:45 pm

All hail the Shat. Still can’t believe he’s 82.

Abrams is an utter fool for not filming the Orci scene in Trek 09.

Bob Orci – YOU KNOW IT TO BE TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

porthoses bitch
March 28, 2013 8:49 pm

I had the thought tghe other when somone was writing about Trek and it’s turn to “action”… when you really think back almost every episode of TOS has phasers, photons or fisticuffs. Im not that well vered on thee other series (maybe someone can chime in). Waaaaaay back in the day I believe TV GUIDE designated Trek as ” sci fi- action”

March 28, 2013 9:02 pm

That is great stuff! Shatner is everywhere! THE man! My only beef is Shatner’s Kirk used to punch people in the back with his fist; hitting all the supposed pressure points. Part of the show no one’s ever delved into. There’s a chapter in some future Trek book right there. I know there had to have been some sort of explained philosophy on the stunt coordinator’s part. I mean, it was in several fights.

Still,….long live the Shat!

March 28, 2013 9:13 pm

The Shat rules!! And so does the Gorn.