Star Trek Online Delta Rising Goes Live – Watch Launch Trailer

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The free-to-play massive multiplayer game Star Trek Online has headed into the Delta Quadrant with the launch of the new expansion "Delta Rising." Get more details, artwork, and screenshots below – plus watch the new (Voyager-inspired) launch trailer below.

Delta Rising Goes Live

Over the last few months we have been reporting on the progress for Star Trek Online’s big new expansion "Delta Rising," which sends players back into the Delta Quadrant, along with the voice talent of many of the orignal cast of Star Trek: Voyager. That new expansion is now live and you can start playing today (for free). Here is the brand new launch trailer, press release and artwork.

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SET COURSE FOR THE DELTA QUADRANT TODAY IN STAR TREK ONLINE: DELTA RISING

Cryptic Studios Launches Their Largest Expansion Ever for Star Trek Online

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Oct. 15, 2014 – Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc. and Cryptic Studios announced the availability of Star Trek Online: Delta Rising. The second expansion for Star Trek Online builds on the story of Star Trek: Voyager as players uncover a hand-crafted, expansive storyline and brand new gameplay mechanics all available for free.

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Set 32 years after the events of Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek Online: Delta Rising brings players into the Delta Quadrant – a mysterious region of space recently made easily accessible through an ancient Iconian gateway. In keeping with Cryptic Studios’ efforts to capture the essence of the Star Trek franchise, Star Trek Online: Delta Rising reintroduces players to key members of the Voyager cast, including Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), Robert Picardo (The Doctor), Garrett Wang (Harry Kim), Ethan Phillips (Neelix) and Tim Russ (Tuvok).

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"With Star Trek Online: Delta Rising, our team continues to build on our vision of creating the most immersive experience for science-fiction fans," said Stephen D’Angelo, executive producer for Star Trek Online. "The franchise is acclaimed for creating strong storylines, and being able to dig deeper and further develop the Voyager narrative was an honor for a team full of Star Trek fans."

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Star Trek Online: Delta Rising also increases the player level cap 60 – the first level cap increase in four years – allowing players to acquire a completely new tier of ships, gear and officers. The expansion also delves deeper into familiar species from the Star Trek franchise including the Talaxians, Ocampans, Kazon and the dangerous Vaadwaur.

More details can be found at arcgames.com

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Star Trek Online is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game where players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship or become a Klingon Warrior and champion the Empire through the far reaches of the galaxy. Its last expansion, Star Trek Online: Legacy of Romulus, added the option for players to rebuild the Romulan legacy as the commander of a Romulan Republic Warbird. In Star Trek Online players have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek fiction, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species.

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To download and play Star Trek Online today for free, visit arcgames.com.

 

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Ah, the latest Trek hits the fan!

This game has never been able to hold my interest. Missed opportunity.

Would have been cool to see TNG.

I would buy any game featuring Patrick Stewarts smooth voice and Brent Spiners calm cool tech talk.

How about a game that allows you to play out all the movies? But you get to decide which decisions to take that will change everything.

TMP, TWOK, TSFS, TVH, TFF, G, FC, I, N, 2009, STID and 2016

3. somethoughts – October 15, 2014

How about a game that allows you to play out all the movies? But you get to decide which decisions to take that will change everything.

TMP, TWOK, TSFS, TVH, TFF, G, FC, I, N, 2009, STID and 2016
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I’d be all over something like that. However, it’s likely it would cost me my marriage…..

Good Trailer.

It’s so refreshing to hear those voices from the characters on voyager, it’s been what 13 years, too bad all cast could be a part of the game.

Tuvok had his neck extended. They really need to fix that.

The graphics while good need some work. It either looks

dated or some things looks strangely round off. The faces

of the characters need help and sharper detail

Awesome they brought Voyager back !!!

I would also like some new voyager comic book’s next year!

I haven’t played Star Trek Online yet. Is it too late to start now? How costly is the game? I know it’s free to play but but do you need to purchase a lot of in game extras to make it playable?

#4

ha ya lol the mark of good game is something that threarhens marriage just look at world of warcraft and diablo3 lol

I tried st online but it was crap sorry to say I hope this new release is good bit I am not a big voyager fan.

#10

it’s pretty accessible even as a F2P game, everything that is “bought” is either cosmetic or just cool stuff to have. Unlike TOR where you pay out the ass for basic features.

Is Kim still an ensign?

10. Eric – October 15, 2014
I haven’t played Star Trek Online yet. Is it too late to start now? How costly is the game? I know it’s free to play but but do you need to purchase a lot of in game extras to make it playable?

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As a person who has only bought 1 ten dollar card (which I really didn”t need to do), I think you can get an enjoyable experience out of just playing it normally and going through the different missions. The missions may seem like you’re doing a lot of the same stuff (with ship battles and away team battles) but they manage to slip in a lot of obscure Trek references, which is interesting to me. I have a wife and kids, so I can’t dedicate a lot of playing time to it. So I’m not a person who needs to spend money on the game to buy a souped up ship and fight player to player. I just run the normal missions.

You know as much as I’ve always wanted to like this game, the priorities of the designers have just always been off. Every few months this throw out some minor tweaks, a handful of ships, and one new episode that provides a good 40 minutes of new gameplay. Then it is back to the running the same missions, the same episodes, over and over again. There is so little content that it is hard to stay interested in the game.

A Martinez: I think that also has something to do with how much you play. I’ve been playing for maybe a couple years now, and I still haven’t gotten completely through the Cardassian missions. So I still have a great deal of content I haven’t done yet. But then again, I’m lucky if I get on and play one mission a month, and I’ve restarted characters before and leveled them back up. Which I don’t recommend doing, because some of the missions, though interesting at first, were tedious to go back through. If I have to do a slingshot maneuver one more time…..*L*

There’s visible trails behind the nacelles! DISASTER!

#17 What rock have you been hiding under? The ships in STO have had visible trails since the very start of the game all those years ago.

Flaming Nacelles Forever

I’m an active player in STO, going onto the third year.

The content in the expansion is excellent, and the voice overs are really quite good. If you’ve never played before, it’s got a lot of great development content and it’s all free.

The problem is the 50-60 new leveling they’ve brought in. They’ve cut back ways to earn in the game dramatically, and raised the difficulty so much it’s forcing casual players to leave. Basically – if you want to stay competitive, you have to pay or work at it 8 hours a day.

I don’t mind them charging – I dropped $250 on ships and dilithium for the expansion. I paid because the content was great .

The changes they’ve made, and the attitude their giving the players is turning many of us away. I’ve lost 8 friends as of today, people too peeved at Cryptic to return.

I’m regretting spending the money now.

I love the IP (Star Trek). I’ve enjoyed playing STO. I just can’t recommend it to the casual gamer.

Flaming Nacelles Forever

Oh, and the visible trials are not from the nacelles. They are from the various impulse engines.

You can customize your starship so much now, that you can have impulse engines and shields from the breen, and a borg shield if you’d like. Each changes a visible aspect to your ship.

That part can be a lot of fun. If you’re into that.

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