Today’s update for Cryptics Star Trek Online MMORPG starts off with two cool videos giving you a glimpse into the STO backstory and some Klingon combat. Plus we have a whopping fifteen new screenshots, and lots of new details on game.
The Star Trek Online Backstory and Klingon Combat in Video
Cryptic released a nice little video which recaps what has been happening in the Star Trek Universe since Nemesis. The history is not as detailed as what is revealed in the ‘Path to 2409’ series that Cryptic has released in the past. The video describes the tensions between Romulans and Reman’s and then moves over to the Klingon Empire waging war on two fronts. The video also has about two minutes of new combat footage of the Klingon Empire on the attack.
In the past Cryptic has released a very large amount of information concerning the federation and many have noticed that there has been very little coverage for the Klingon Empire, all that has changed. IGN is hosting a new trailer from Cryptic where Klingon’s are attacking a federation outpost. It’s short but anyone who has been looking forward to seeing more action for the Klingon’s will not be disappointed.
Ton of new Screenshots
Crypitc released fifteen new screenshots recently (11 space based and 4 ground based) between Zam, Massively and Curse.com. The screenshots capture combat with the Gorn, Borg, Federation and Cardassians. [click images to enlarge]
New Game Details – one server – player death & more
MMO Gaming – Daniel Stahl answered some questions for the MMOGaming.ru and covers a wide range of topics. Some of the questions have been asked in the past but there is some new information that has been released.
According to the interview there will only be a main server so that everyone will be able to find their friends.
Also in the interview player death is brought up. It wasn’t made clear whether this was for ground combat, space combat or both but when players die they will be brought back to a checkpoint. Go to mmogaming.ru for the full interview.
Full list of Federation ships
Cryptic has put up a list of Federation ships. The ships of the line page was redesigned to show which ships will be available for each rank. From what was released it appears that there will be nine ships available per rank giving three ships available for each ‘class’: Science, Escort and Cruiser. So far the Klingon list only has those that there have been a profile for, but Crytpic tells TrekMovie there are many more Klingon ships that are not listed yet.
PC Gamer Article Online
Last month PC Gamer had an article about Star Trek Online, which recapped the events of a STO mission ‘episode’ in which players have to rescue Lt. Miral Paris; daughter of Tom Paris and B’Elanna Torrez. That article is now online in PDF format. Not a lot of new info, but article includes some amazing screenshots and also shows off the engine to customize your characters and your ship.
COMING SOON: TrekMovie Beta Key Contest
TrekMovie is going to be giving away some beta keys in a contest coming up soon, so keep an eye out for that, plus all the latest news on this upcoming game.