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Late last year [x]cube Games launched the Star Trek game ‘Trexels’ for iOS devices – delivering pixelated fun on board the TOS-era ‘USS Trexelprise.’ Today they have launched a big upgrade to Trexels that adds Star Trek: The Next Generation content, and the game is now free. More info and video below.
Trexels 1.5 Goes To Next Generation
The officially-licensed Star Trek mobile game Trexels is going to The Next Generation. The game – featuring the voice of Star Trek’s George Takei – sends you and your crew on pixelated adventures as you try to maintain your ship. The original version released last December just included TOS content, but the new update adds characters and the Enterprise D from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
For the game the Enterprise D has been specially modified for exploring the "Trexelian Expanse," which is where the game’s adventures are set. Players can also now add Jean-Luc Picard, William T. Riker, Data, Dr. Beverly Crusher, Geordi La Forge, Deanna Troi, Worf, and Wesley Crusher to their crews. In addition some special missions will include characters such as Q, Moriarty, Doctor Noonien Soong, and others.
Trexels v.1.5 also adds new "tactical combat scenarios," allowing gamers to strategically target enemies and heal officers in the midst of challenge sequences. Trexels now features over 250 stories in total, including new Away Missions, Officer Stories, Red Alerts, and Episodes. They have also added new social features to let players share their Trexels adventures.
The game has also dropped its $2.99 price and it is now free. Trexels has a premium currency model where you use real money to buy Dilithium to be used in the game. You can use Dilithium to speed up game assignments and to purchase items such as classic TOS and TNG officers and special uniforms.
Trexels can be downloaded for free now at iTunes store. An Android version is also in the works and should be released later this year.