Star Trek: Mission Chicago kicks off today, one of the first panels revealed news about the next update from Star Trek: Online. The new update coming in May will feature the return of Kate Mulgrew and more series veterans to Star Trek Online.
It’s Janeway vs. Killy in “Stormfall”
Today, Cryptic Studios hosted a panel at Star Trek: Mission Chicago, to reveal the next major game update for Star Trek Online, the free-to-play MMORPG. The STO team announced that the game’s journey through the Mirror Universe will continue with “Stormfall,” which releases on PC May 10, with a console release coming in June.
The chapter has players go on a rescue mission in the Mirror Universe where they will fight alongside Admiral Janeway (Kate Mulgrew), Admiral Leeta (Chase Masterson) and an Andorian rebel named “Rae-Yeet” (Noah Averbach-Katz ). Together you face off with the Terran forces led by Captain Killy (Mary Wiseman).
Save a famous Starfleet Officer
Here is the official synopsis for the story of “Stormfall”: [SPOILERS]
In the final few moments of the last episode, “Red Shift,” players discovered that the individual they had been searching for is actually Lieutenant Ilia from Star Trek: The Motion Picture. In “Stormfall,” Captains will receive orders from Admiral Janeway (voiced by Kate Mugrew from Star Trek: Voyager) to embark on a mission to rescue the captured Deltan Starfleet Officer from a Terran Space Dock. Ilia tells players she needs their help in preventing the Terran Empire from summoning a powerful nemesis. These Terran forces are led by the dreaded Captain Killy (voiced by Mary Wiseman from Star Trek: Discovery) and in order to stop them, Captains will team up with former enemy-turned-ally, Admiral Leeta, (voiced by Chase Masterson from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine),and an Andorian rebel named Rae-Yeet (voiced by Noah Averbach-Katz from Star Trek: Discovery).
More new features
These exciting events all take place in two brand new featured episodes for Star Trek Online. Stormfall also introduces a new 5-player ground Task Force Operation and a special event that allows players to earn a new reward for playing through the latest content. In addition, the developers at Cryptic Studios are working hard to remaster the tutorial experience for the Starfleet faction. This upgraded tutorial will not only provide aspiring Captains with a smoother experience, but will also be updated with new environments, plus more interaction with the Borg and Admiral Janeway.
Additional details will be revealed when “Stormfall” officially releases on Arc Games, Stream and the Epic Games Store beginning May 10.
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