On Saturday night, during the Video Game Awards on Spike, Star Trek’s new Spock Zachary Quinto announced he will be the "voice’ of the upcoming massive multiplayer game Star Trek Online. Details and photos below.
Quinto the ‘voice of STO’
During the show, Quinto appeared on stage and made the following announcement:
Here we are at [the] Spike Video Game Awards. The biggest night in gaming is now live all over the world, so I can’t really think of a better place for me to break the news that I am now the voice of Atari’s new ‘STAR TREK ONLINE’ game. And it’s awesome. Come February 2nd, fans can finally go toe-to-toe as Federation captains and Klingon warriors in their own starships.
For now it is unclear what exactly this means. It is possible this means Quinto will be involved in the marketing of the game and could appear in promotions or commercials, or he may possibly be adding his voice to the game. It is unlikely he would be voicing the character of Spock in the game as Star Trek Online is set in the prime timeline in the 25th century. There are no more details yet on the official site, but it does show a big commitment from Atari and Cryptic to the game and franchise. TrekMovie will do an update when there is more info on the developing story.
Here are some more photos of Quinto at the VGAs.
Zachary on stage
Quinto and Jack Black
Zach on the red carpet
STO introduced by Spock Prime
This is not the first Spock that has been involved in promoting Star Trek Online. The game was officially announced by Leonard Nimoy at the Star Trek Las Vegas Convention in the Summer of 2008, watch that on the video below:
Source: Star Trek Online Tumblr Blog, additional photos by WireImage