In April the new Star Trek video game with a brand new story set between the 2009 Star Trek movie and Into Darkness arrives. And today Paramount released more details on the game’s story, characters and some new images. Check it all out below.
Meet the Vulcans in the new Star Trek Videogame
Today Paramount revealed more details about the upcoming cooperative Star Trek video game set in the new movie universe, including details on two new characters. According to Paramount the story begins when the USS Enterprise is sent on a rescue mission to a "mysterious space station that is heading towards catastrophe." The station is commanded by a Vulcan scientist named T’Mar.
“T’Mar is the captain of the space station and was a childhood friend of Spock,” says Paramount Senior Vice President and Executive Producer Brian Miller. “Her blend of incredible intelligence and unexpected beauty prove intriguing to Kirk.”
T’Mar then joins Kirk and Spock as they travel to New Vulcan, a planet orbiting a binary star that was colonized by the Vulcans after their planet was detroyed by Nero (in 2009’s Star Trek). And on New Vulcan they encounter Surok, described as "a great Vulcan leader." Surok is one of the lone survivors of an attack from the Gorn.
“When we crafted this story we wanted to make sure the player realizes that the usually logical, Spock can have very emotional connections to the ones he cares about," adds Miller. "Surok was one of Spock’s childhood mentors and is also T’Mar’s father. Together, they are helping to lead the colonization of New Vulcan.”
“Video games are not only exciting to play, they’ve become a compelling medium for telling stories, so with Star Trek, we had an amazing opportunity to introduce new characters that are integral to the plot of our game," Miller says. "Our game’s story is canon to the new Star Trek universe, so we had a great responsibility to get these new characters right, and to make them exciting and meaningful to players."
In the new Star Trek game players choose to take on the role of Kirk or Spock and the pair work together. Together you and a friend (or the AI) work together to solve the mystery of New Vulcan. According to Paramount both T’Mar and Surok play key roles in helping Kirk and Spock in the game. They help them learn more about the attacks that the Gorn have been engaging in across the galaxy. They also reveal that the Gorn have stolen a mysterious machine known as the "Helios Device."
“For players who want to simply enjoy the experience of playing as Kirk and Spock, Star Trek is going to be a great game experience,” Miller says. “But for those eager to dig deeper into a robust story, we hope it’s an adventure that will excite both longtime fans and game enthusiasts alike.”
The new Star Trek game arrives on April 23rd for XBox 360, Playstation 3 and PC download. Learn more about pre-ordering by visiting http://www.startrekgame.com.