Star Trek Online developer Cryptic has released the first trailer for the game’s second expansion, Delta Rising, as well as photos and information about certain species and ships that will be seen in the expansion. Delta Rising releases this fall.
Delta Rising Trailer
Cryptic has released the first official trailer for Star Trek Online’s second expansion, Delta Rising. The trailer (below) shows clips of the U.S.S. Voyager, under command of Admiral Tuvok, voiced by Tim Russ, and various Delta Quadrant locations, characters, and combat.
Delta Rising Species
Cryptic has also been releasing information on Delta Quadrant aliens. Alien species seen in Star Trek: Voyager, such as the Talaxians, Kazon, Ocampan, Benthan, and Hazari are confirmed to be in Delta Rising. More species will be announced in the future. Here are some of the images released for the the species in Delta Rising.
Details on Tier 6 Ships
Tier 6 starships have also been detailed in a Cryptic dev blog. While specific classes have not been released, these ships will feature unique abilities compared to other starship tiers.
“Each time your captain gains a level beyond 50 (up to level 60) the starship’s hit points will increase,” states Cryptic’s dev blog. “This feature allows Tier 6 starships to be available at level 50 without making them have more hit points than Tier 5 ships do at that level.”
Tier 6 ships will also feature a “specialist bridge officer seat,” meaning bridge officers slotted in these positions will have access to two different bridge officer power pools.
“Special officers have access to two complete pools of bridge officer abilities. One of these pools is a complete suite of all new bridge officer abilities, while the other is an existing profession: Tactical, Science or Engineering,” states the dev blog. “While these ships don’t always feature a Specialist Bridge Officer seat, all of the Tier 6 ships launching with Delta Rising will feature at least one of these special seats.”
Players will be able to unlock new passive ship abilities and traits as the player levels up, with the intention to allow the ship to “grow” with the player.
More information regarding these announcements can be gleaned through the game’s dev blogs.
Trailer Press Release + Official Photos
An Unknown Terror Awaits in the Star Trek Online: Delta Rising Official Announce Trailer
A new conflict has emerged in the Delta Quadrant, calling for the intervention of the united factions in Star Trek Online. The announcement trailer for Star Trek Online: Delta Rising reveals the first glimpse of the trials and tribulations that lay ahead of them. Can they rise together to save the Delta Quadrant?
Set 32 years after the events of Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek Online: Delta Rising will bring players into the Delta Quadrant – a mysterious region of space recently made easily accessible through an ancient Iconian gateway. As players explore uncharted worlds and interact with alien species, they will partner with well-known crew members of U.S.S. Voyager to investigate an unknown enemy presence.
Star Trek Online is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game where players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship, or become a Klingon Warrior and champion the Empire to the far reaches of the galaxy. In Star Trek Online, players have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek fiction, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species. Its last expansion, Star Trek Online: Legacy of Romulus, added the option for players to rebuild the Romulan legacy as a member of a Romulan Republic Warbird.
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