There is a lot of news on the upcoming Star Trek Online MMORPG coming out of New York Comic Con this weekend. Cryptic held a panel on STO and their other MMO Champions Online. For STO they released some new ship screenshots and a new video showing character races and customization. They also revealed new story and game play details.
VIDEO: New Character Trailer
Check out the STO character creator, showing off many of the races you can play in the game, including making your own.
New STO details and screenshots
IGN has a brand new detailed profile of Star Trek Online, with new details revealed this week. Here are a couple of interesting excerpts:
On the story (a new threat?)…
In the year 2409 the Khitomer Accord that preserved peace between the Federation and the Klingons has broken down and the two factions find themselves on the edge of an all-out war. Into the midst of this conflict, an age-old threat returns to the galaxy to become a third player in this drama. Though Cryptic isn’t yet willing to publicly reveal who exactly this new threat is, we can definitely say that it’s a force that fans of the series will surely recognize.
On how the gameplay will match Star Trek storytelling
[Cryptic] were willing to reveal that a lot of the content would be episodic and instanced. Rather than relying on collecting rat hides to drive player advancement, the team is hoping to structure the content much more like a traditional episode of Star Trek. Players will start in space, for instance, before beaming down to rescue scientists on a hostile planet, and then beaming aboard a nearby space lab to help put out fires and make some repairs before finally engaging in a climactic space battle. On the more casual side, there will be plenty of procedurally generated content for players to explore as well.
Players can expect all the iconic locations and themes from the franchise. Players will be able to visit well known planets, space stations and even meet the descendants of famous characters from the series’ history. There will even be nods to particular episodes and plot points that hardcore fans will surely pick up on. In true Trek fashion, there will also be a fair bit of kitsch in the shows as well, from time travel missions to, yes, even tribbles.
Read the full report at IGN more much more.
IGN also has three new screen shots released this weekend at NYCC (click images below to see full sized at IGN)
More STO news and links
Here are a couple of other STO updates:
More to come from STO a@ NYCC
There should be more interviews from NYCC coming from some of the gaming sites coming out soon, if they show up online today they will be added in an update to this article, otherwise we will put them into our next STO Update.