Today Namco Bandai has announced an official release date for their upcoming Star Trek video game, which is set between the 2009 Star Trek movie and Star Trek Into Darkness. The game will be in stores on April 23rd. You can also pre-order the game now. More info on this exciting upcoming title below including a new screenshot of the USS Enterprise.
Star Trek The Game Coming April 23rd
Today Namco Bandai announced that Star Trek the game will be released on April 23rd (April 26th in Europe). This new cooperative game is being developed for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. It is scheduled for release April 23, 2013. The game features a brand new story (written by BAFTA award winner Marianne Krawczyk and overseen by Star Trek writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzmen). The game is set in the new Star Trek movie universe between the 2009 film and the 2013 sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness.
New shot of the USS Enterprise from "Star Trek" game (click to enlarge)
In the game you chose to play as either Kirk or Spock in an adventure set on New Vulcan. You work together in cooperative mode with either a friend or AI controlling the other character. While you deal with the Gorn (yes Gorns!) who have invaded New Vulcan, you will deal with the other crewmembers of the USS Enterprise. Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and the other stars of the Star Trek movie have provided their voices for the game.
They have also released new box art for the title (below).
Box art for Star Trek game (click to enlarge)
The retail price is $59.99. You can pre-order the game right now at Amazon. [XBOX 360 and PLAYSTATION 3]. The PC version will be available as a digital download. Pricing for the PC version and links to where you can purchase will be made available soon. More pre-order links to other retailers at the official site.
All pre-orders for the game will also include access to the “Elite Officer Pack,” which features exclusive items and unique uniforms for legendary characters Kirk and Spock.
The exclusive “Elite Officer Pack” will include:
• Stealth Pack – Kirk and Spock stealth uniforms, plus Starfleet Type IV Stealth Sniper Rifle and extra ammo
• Brawler Pack – Kirk leather jacket costume and Spock Vulcan Science Academy costume
• Kelvin Pack – Kirk and Spock U.S.S. Kelvin uniforms, plus U.S.S. Kelvin Hand Phaser
• Academy Pack – Kirk Academy Uniform, Spock Officer Dress Uniform, plus Academy Phaser
• Kobayashi Maru Pack – Kirk and Spock Kobayashi Maru uniforms
Parts of the special "Elite Officer Pack"
More info on Star Trek Game
This new Star Trek game has already picked up accolades from the gaming press, winning awards at the last two E3 gaming conventions. Click here to read TrekMovie’s impressions of the game demo from this year’s E3.
To catch you up, here are a couple videos of the game.
E3 2012 Demo Footage showing two-person cooperation
Gamescon 2012 Trailer
And here is a breakdown of the story and features of the game
For the first time ever, game players will get to play as two of the greatest science-fiction heroes ever — Kirk and Spock – in the award-winning STAR TREK, a completely original co-op experience that expands the Star Trek universe even further. Set in the 23rd Century world of the massively popular Star Trek reboot, this cover-based shooter immerses players in a rich, original story and action-packed combat.
Developed by acclaimed Ontario-based Digital Extremes (Bioshock 2, Dark Sector, The Darkness 2), Star Trek features an original story by BAFTA Award-winning God of War writer Marianne Krawczyk, who created an all-new story.
AUTHENTIC TREK UNIVERSE
· MEET THE CREW – The 2009 Star Trek film cast contributes their voices for the game, including Chris Pine as Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock.
· EXPERIENCE AN ALL-NEW STORY – Set after the events of the 2009 theatrical hit, STAR TREK continues the sweeping journey through the new universe with a completely original story.
· EXPLORE THE UNIVERSE – Uncover new areas of the U.S.S. Enterprise, explore never-before-seen sectors throughout the galaxy including exotic planets, treacherous jungles, remote space stations, and venture onto New Vulcan.
KIRK/SPOCK ASYMMETRICAL CO-OP PLAY
· ULTIMATE CO-OP – Built from the ground up as a co-op experience, Star Trek packs two different gameplay styles and unique character abilities into one game. The result: the most fully realized co-op experience of this console generation.
· KIRK AND SPOCK REBORN – Play for the first time as two of the greatest science-fiction heroes ever. With the fate of the galaxy on the line, players must rely on each other to create a kick-ass team.
EPIC ACTION ADVENTURE
· THE GORN RETURN – Determined to conquer the galaxy, the Gorn return as re-imagined versions of the classic Star Trek villains, infecting their foes with venom that can poison, cause hallucinations, and even kill. Ranging in size and abilities, the Gorn seed mayhem and destruction as they decimate populations and ravage planets.
· SCOPE AND VARIETY – Authentic set pieces and ever-changing gameplay underscore the amazing STAR TREK adventure. Hijack enemy battleships, jump precariously through zero-G onto moving spaceships, and swim through subterranean waterways.
· 23rd CENTURY WEAPONS – Employ a wide variety of weapons and gear, that put you in complete control of a huge array of 23rd Century technology, including unique signature weapons for Kirk and Spock. Combined with your character’s special skills, every encounter and every no-win situation turns out differently based on who, what and how you play.
Stay tuned to TrekMovie for more on this upcoming title between now and the release in April.
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I see they are moving the New Kirk and Spock into the Main Line as fast.
I would buy it.
However there’s no PC listing.
*eyeroll at the box art*. WTF is this anyway?
#2 there is at the end of the trailer
However i wish the game was in 1st person … something like Elite force …. not bloddy 3rd person … the game just never looks as good
I have added new screenshot of the Enterprise and images of the special officer bonus pack contents
Licence-games ALWAYS suck!
When PC download pre-order is available I will send out a tweet at http://twitter.com/trekmovie and also update the article
In spite of the ad copy, Kirk has been playable in a game before. ;)
It looks to me like the article was copy pasted 3 times? there’s 3 sets fo videos and 3 sets of box arts…
in any case, i may have to distract the PS3 from it’s primary function (Netflix player) to play this game…
I have seen this game in action. It doesn’t ‘suck’ like licensed games. It has already won awards from the gaming press at two E3s in a row. If they rushed out a game in 2009 it probably would have sucked but Bad Robot people are all gamers so they waited. This is not a crappy tie-in to INTO DARKNESS, this is a new adventure set between the movies. They have been working on it for years
“They have been working on it for years”
Well, than it can be the next “Elite Force”. Or “Bridge Commander”. THose are very rare examples of good Trek-Games.
I’m not a gamer, but this might be what turns me into one.
I like the gorn in STO better. Look forward to trying out the game
I’m glad there will be a PC version. I’m kinda done with consoles. I would hope it’ll be available through Steam.
Planning to pre-order on PC, but I’m really worried Namco Bandai will drop the ball on that front due to Japan not really having a PC game market to begin with.
Licensed games usually suck because they’re developed in like 8 months to a year, sometimes even shorter, so they can be released at the same time the movie was. This game has been in development for twice as long as that and the delay of the movie itself game them even more time. If it still sucks after getting all of that time then they deserve a lot of criticism but I’m hopeful right now.
“New Vulcan is dead ahead, captain.” — Woah!
Towards the end of the second video – the character flying through space resembles a shot from the trailer. Interesting.
can’t wait for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
RE: stuff in game and in movie trailer
It is my understanding that like the comics the game has some links to the movie and vice versa. It may be minor stuff but I think you will be rewarded with little easter egg or two
I believe it will be available via Steam (and elsewhere) as a PC download
What’s up with these Weapons? Does every game has to focus on a shooting out to save the world?
Spock’s not generally running around like Rambo.I’m beginning to wonder where this is leading to and if one should follow this path.
I would wish more focus on the sciences and future possibilities, not the shiny new weapons.
Why don’t they ever make these things for Wii?
The dialogue “spoken” by Kirk in the first vid is……not so much good. Blasting away at the Gorn (?) he says, “Scotty’s gonna love this!”
I don’t play video games all that much but it seems that in a lot of them the dialogue is laughable.
Anyway, at least now we know who John Harrison is:
A disguised Gorn agent.
@Stef*: Well, it fits the more up tempo action of the movie(s), but Spock’s character gets to do a lot of stuff with the tricorder this game. I’d expect a bit more flexibility in conflict resolution if this was an action RPG, but honestly, after the long run of ship simulators, this is an interesting change of pace.
I’d totally be down for a turn based strategy Trek game though.
@DeBeckster: The Wii isn’t that popular among hardcore gamers due to its lack of processing power, motion controls, and has recently been obsoleted by the Wii U.
I like the idea of Kirk beaming into a fight in his leather jacket.
What do we know about New Vulcan? Is this the first mention or has there bbeen anything in the comics?
This is why I’m glad that my best friend lets me use her PS3 whenever I want.
Also, is there a Facebook page for the game?
Gorns in this game? Way cool! :)
I wonder if they show the awful engine-room in this game.
I hope (for the film) that they actually had the money this time to build an actual engine-room-set.
Is this Action RPG?
NOOOOO I was hoping for Feb or very early march release date. I cant wait that long :(
Should the Gorn have been the villains in the sequel? I already have this game pre-ordered. The only thing not sure about the the other one player being AI if the AI gets hurt would you have to go over and heal him?
#11 Ya Elite Force is good, but come on Bridge Commander A.k.a boring ass Bridge Observer you got to be kidding that was a joke of a game boring as hell, this one looks like a real game not some boring thing with crap graphics, well take that back good for its day but now it is useless.
Count me in. Hell, I’d buy it just to walk around the ship….but add action/adventure 2 player co-op….as Kirk and Spock, no less?? Are you kidding me? I’ll have his the day it’s released, it looks great!
Looking forward to the game, but would it have killed them to add some color to the cover art?
It seems like everything from the new timeline after the last movie is either a drab monochrome battleground, or everything is blue and orange.
Okay, it’s a shooter. Guys who want the adventure Star Trek that used to be made by Interplay, fuh- get about it. This ain’t your father’s Star Trek game. That being said, it can still be Star Trek. Mass Effect is basically a shooter and it’s smart. So can the videogame Star Trek.
I also hope Digital Extremes thought about replay ability. Mass Effect 3 features co-op online combat. That game is going to be played for years. Maybe Star Trek can have an online combat simulator. And let’s hope for some DLC (downloadable content) It could be cool if you get to visit “strange new worlds.”
Looks good. Co-Op games are fun, especially when you can play as Kirk and Spock.
Love the Kelvin era phaser. Looks kinda like a Search for Spock phaser.
I do wish they would put the old Interplay Trek games on Steam. The 25th Anniversary game was tons of fun
All over this come April. If it’s digital download only then it’ll be on Steam, so maybe some Trek related Team Fortress 2 goodies too. One can only hope!
I wish all the old Trek PC games would get released on Steam. They’re absurdly expensive on Amazon.
I think some people have confused TNG’s “stop and think” approach with TOS “cowboy diplomacy” approach. I’ve been watching a lot of TOS episodes lately and during away missions, they did a lot of running and jumping and rolling and hand-to-hand combat/phaser combat that TNG just didnt do. Why do so many fans seem to forget this? Kirk generally always led the landing party, got roughed up, and played action hero. Sure they came up with thoughtful ways of handling things but it was nowhere near Picard’s cup of tea (no pun intended there). If anything, a TNG game like this one would be blasphemy but this seems fine.
I’ll preorder for my xbox360. And I’d expect a TOS prime skin dlc post-release.
Dont understand all the comparions to Mass effect. So, if Star Trek come out first would Mass effect be a copy cat?? Anyway, im stoked for the game, I have never played a Star Trek game before and now i get to play as Kirk or Spock?? Count me in plz!!
This Game looks like fun.
I just wish they would do one about the Terran Empire. Now that would be fun.
i have to buy a 360, i still have the old xbox
I’m just saying that a shooter can be smart, i.e. tell a great story and have big ideas. Mass Effect did. See humanity’s place in the universe, racism, whether synthetic life can be sentient, etc. The video game Star Trek can also have big ideas.
I wonder if you say play Kirk and Spock dies could you just leave him their while you fight off the Gorn then Spock wakes up after you killed all the Gorn in that mission? Or you could go heal Spock. I think that’s how Mass Effect 3 worked.
Captain Kirk was not someone always seen running around in military style attire holding big weaponry. He was the captain of an explorer ship. Sure, he had to fight sometimes.
However, now it seems that the main image we get to see of him is when he is in fight mode. It is presenting an image that Star Trek is not about a peaceful way of being or even about promoting such a concept. It is showing quite the opposite – warmongering and promoting military defence/offence.
To make Star Trek more like this is bad karma.
“Those who live by the sword die by the sword”.
One of the cool things about Star Trek is the back and forth it had between “peaceful exploration” and “military science fiction”, a dichotomy which the show and its follow ups never completely answered. Again, a great source of socio-political commentary, and, yes, the trailer looks great. Sure its a shooter, but try and imagine ST:TMP as a video game — dull, yes? But, then again, “The City on the Edge of Forever” or “Journey to Babel” could make fantastic games of a different sort.
Yawn! Bring on the movie, please.
Why no Wii U support?
46. Rose (as in Keachick)
“However, now it seems that the main image we get to see of him is when he is in fight mode. It is presenting an image that Star Trek is not about a peaceful way of being or even about promoting such a concept. ”
You have not played Elite Force, have you?
This is not the first game, where Action is dominant.
Unless you produce a Baphomet-like point and click adventure-game it will necessarily have gonna Action in it. Quite normal.