Today Cryptic Studios announced a new mid-season update for their MMORPG Star Trek Online. Arriving on July 18th on PC, Season 13.5 sends players on a dangerous prison break mission to rescue General Martok, voiced by J.G. Hertzler from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, apparently finding time while he runs for Congress.
From the official release:
Season 13.5 opens with a new featured episode called “Brushfire,” where captains are tasked with a mission from legendary Klingon General Rodek, voiced by Tony Todd. He requires their assistance to break into a secret Son’a prison to extract Martok, a powerful Klingon general played by J.G. Hertzler, who originated the role in “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.” The Alliance hopes that Martok will be the key to defeating the Tzenkethi, who continue to terrorize the galaxy with weaponized use of protomatter.
This is the second time Tony Todd, who played a number of roles in Star Trek, has appeared in Star Trek Online. General Rodek made his debut in the featured episode “Of Sign and Portents” which was released with Season 12 of Star Trek Online.
Cryptic also released a video interview of J.G. Hertzler talking to STO Community Manager Mike Fatum.
The mid-season update for Season 13 – Escalation marks the debut of the new Endeavor System, which offers captains new challenges to complete for rewards. Players can participate in a new endeavor every few days and earn immediate rewards for completing specific in-game tasks.
In addition, Season 13.5 introduces a new Ferengi Admiralty Campaign, which lets captains send ships on assignments to earn resources in support of the Ferengi Alliance.
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