After years of waiting, the massive multiplayer game allowing you to play in a persistent universe of Trek’s 25th century is online, and according to Cryptic they have already logged in over 1 million registered accounts at the official websites. STO is also the top selling PC game Amazon. Cryptic has also added the first two purchasable in game items: playable Starfleet Klingons and Ferengi. More details below, plus a new ground combat video.
STAR TREK™ ONLINE NOW AVAILABLE
Highly Anticipated MMO for PC Releases with Over 1 Million Cryptic Accounts Created
New York, NY (February 2, 2010) – Atari, SA, one of the world’s most recognized videogame publishers, and acclaimed developer Cryptic Studios™, are proud to announce that the bold new PC MMO, Star Trek Online, is available today in North America and throughout the week in worldwide territories. Already, over 1 million Star Trek fans have created accounts at the official websites.
Taking place in the year 2409, Star Trek Online boasts extraordinary features and lets fans both new and old experience unparalleled adventures. Players have the opportunity to become a high ranking Starfleet officer and participate in missions that take them into the depths of space, across exotic planets and even inside other starships. Star Trek Online offers total customization, from a player’s avatar to the ship he captains.
“After much anticipation, we are pleased to present Star Trek Online to fans and gamers nationwide,” said Jeff Lapin, CEO of Atari, SA. “Throughout the last four decades, Star Trek has been a mainstay in pop culture, influencing legions of ‘Trekkers’ through television, film, and more. We expect Star Trek Online to give fans and gamers an unprecedented Star Trek experience.”
Additionally, legendary actor Leonard Nimoy and Hollywood’s latest Spock, Zachary Quinto, have both lent their voices to the game. Nimoy voices the introduction for Star Trek Online and other key scenes in-game. Quinto plays the part of an Emergency Medical Hologram and voices the tutorial for this first-of-a-kind massively multiplayer online role-playing game, teaching fans how to explore the Star Trek Online universe, improve their characters, attain higher ranks, succeed in space combat and excel on away missions.
#1 selling PC Game at Amazon
Another sign that things are going well, Star Trek Online is currently the #1 selling PC game at Amazon.com, even outselling the hot new game Mass Effect 2.
(NOTE: first month is free with purchase)
New Ground Combat Vid
Cryptic have also provided us with a new video
Federation Klingon and Ferengi added (but you have to pay extra)
Cryptic have added the first ‘micropayment’ items for the game, with two additional playable races for the Federation: Klingons and Ferengi. The Klingons cost 240 Cryptic Points and the Ferengi cost 80 Cryptic points. Details on the new races and how you can purchase them at the Cryptic Store.
Starfleet Klingons and Feregni