The massive multiplayer online game Star Trek: online is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine with the announcement of their fourth major expansion. Launching on the PC in June, the “Victory is Life” expansion will add the Jem’Hadar as a playbable faction and include six new episodes featuring Deep Space Nine crew members voiced by ten of the original actors, including Quark (Armin Shimerman), Odo (René Auberjonois), Kira Nerys (Nana Visitor), Martok (J.G. Hertzler) and several other familiar faces.
“We couldn’t think of a better way of celebrating Deep Space Nine, than resurrecting the characters so many fans adored and reuniting this special cast in Star Trek Online,” said Stephen Ricossa, executive producer for Star Trek Online. “Our new expansion pays tribute to the television series that boldly explored important social issues and left a lasting impact on an entire generation of Star Trek fans.”
The story of ‘Victory is Life’
Victory is Life takes Star Trek Online captains on a journey to the Gamma Quadrant, where they will discover what is left of Deep Space Nine. The legendary space station was severely damaged by the Hur’q, a new enemy who recently made their presence known to the Alliance in the game’s last featured episode, “Scylla and Charibdis.” Players must now team up with Deep Space Nine’s devoted crew members to find a way to protect the galaxy from another devastating attack.
10 DS9 voice actors
With the release of Star Trek Online’s new PC expansion, players will discover six new episodes, starring characters voiced by ten of the original Star Trek: Deep Space Nine actors who brought the roles to life. This includes fan favorites such as Ferengi Entrepreneur Quark (Armin Shimerman), Changeling Chief of Security Odo (René Auberjonois), Commanding Starfleet Officer Kira Nerys (Nana Visitor), Klingon General Martok (J.G. Hertzler), as well as six other actors that will be revealed soon on Star Trek Online’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
Play as Jem’Hadar
For the first time ever, players will be able to experience Star Trek Online through the eyes of the Jem’Hadar, genetically engineered soldiers of the Dominion. This brand-new playable faction will start at level 60 with a variety of completed Reputations, Specialization Trees, Duty Officer tracks, and R&D progress. Victory is Life also introduces an increased level cap of 65, a new queue, added progression system and all-new Sector Battlezone, a new gameplay feature that takes players into a war between the stars to save the Gamma Quadrant. Additional features included with Victory is Life will be revealed at launch.
The “Victory is Life” expansion will launch in June on PC and be added for console players at a later date. To download and play Star Trek Online today for free, visit www.playstartrekonline.com.