As partof their celebration of 20 years of game development, today Cryptic Studios announced the launch of new game updates for their two most popular games, Neverwinter and Star Trek Online. For STO, the new update is all about Klingons, and brings in the voices of some Star Trek: Deep Space Nine actors.
House Divided brings back two Star Trek Klingon actors
Star Trek Online: House Divided ushers in the 20th season of the Star Trek MMORPG that has explored the Star Trek universe for 10 years. House Divided gives returning players the chance to experience an epic Klingon-centric war story alongside Martok from Deep Space Nine, voiced by J.G. Hertzler.
The new update also brings in Robert O’Reilly, who played Chancellor Gowron in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, who is voicing Aakar, Gowron’s ancestor and a loyal servant of the treacherous Ju’la. Aakar was introduced in The Rise of Discovery, but Cryptic promises that Robert O’Reilly brings “a new dimension and character to the role.”
The story of House Divided:
After accidentally sending herself and players through time with stolen Federation technology, J’Ula, sister of T’Kuvma (Discovery), finds herself at war as the modern Klingon Empire has done the unthinkable and allied themselves with the Federation. J’Ula and her lieutenant Aakar (Grandfather of Gowron) have taken it upon themselves to right this wrong, and call their true Klingon brethren to arms. It’s now up to the player to quell this rebellion alongside Martok (Deep Space Nine) and maintain the newly founded peace within the Federation.
This new epic war story brings two new playable episodes to Star Trek Online. In addition, the new update includes a new month-long House Divided event for players to participate in to receive the Red Angel suit/armor, a 5-person space TFO over the Klingon Penal Colony of Rura Penthe, along with a new Angel’s Wake Lockbox — which contains the Ba’ul ship seen in the Star Trek: Discovery episode “The Sound of Thunder,” and Ba’ul Obelisk from Season 2 of Discovery.
Year of Klingon starts with an honorable update
House Divided is one of the first parts of what Cryptic is calling their Year of Klingon. They have also updated the Klingon tutorial experience with a visual overhaul, with new environments, new cutscenes, voice-overs, and more.
In addition, characters like J’Mpok, Adet’pa, Kagran and Worf have been given entirely new models, as have several classic Klingon ships, and there are new hair and face options for male Klingon Captains.
Cryptic 20th-anniversary giveaways
Available starting today are 20th Anniversary giveaway bundles for Star Trek Online and Neverwinter for PC. For Star Trek Online, the bundles include the following:
- Platinum Vanity Shield – A colored overlay for the shield that protects your starship against energy-based attacks
- Platinum Tardigrade Pet – Summons a non-combatant Tardigrade pet that will follow the player around
- Platinum Phaser Sniper Rifle – Discovery Era Rifle for Ground Combat
- 3x Specialization Points or Tech Upgrades
To claim the items for Star Trek Online, players can find them in 1 MT, which can be found in the Bundles Tab of Mudd’s Market in the Zen Store.
Star Trek Online is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game that allows players to explore the Star Trek universe from within. It is currently available on PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. To download and play Star Trek Online today for free, visit playstartrekonline.com.
Day of Honor streaming event
On July 11th Cryptic is taking their new focus on Klingons to an online streaming event called Day of Honor. The all-day streaming event features a number os Star Trek stars and behind-the-scenes experts including Star Trek: Discovery’s Mary Chieffo and Kenneth Mitchell. Day of Honor will be streamed live on the Queue Times Twitch channel. More information at arcgames.com.
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