Star Trek Online’s Mirror Universe invasion storyline will continue with “Ascension,” the next chapter in the MMORPG that was first revealed on Star Trek Day.
Wil Wheaton’s “Ascension”
The big news is that the game’s Terran Emperor is actually the Mirror version of Wesley Crusher, voiced by Wil Wheaton from Star Trek: The Next Generation, coming not long after Wil reprised the role of Wesley as A Traveler in the season two finale of Picard.
The new update launches on PC September 13 (and on consoles at a later date) with a brand new featured episode, aptly named “Eye of the Storm.” The long-awaited update also brings new features to the game for the very first time, including new missions starring Mary Wiseman (Star Trek: Discovery) as Captain Killy and Chase Masterson (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) as Admiral Leeta.
“Ascension” story and details
Here is the story synopsis:
Things have escalated in the Mirror Universe, as the Terran emperor is attempting to control The Other, the Mirror version of V’ger – a dangerous entity of tremendous power. Up until this point, the identity of the leader behind the Terran Empire’s strategic incursions into the Prime Universe has remained a secret. However, players team up with former enemy-turned-ally, Admiral Leeta (voiced by Chase Masterson from Deep Space Nine) and learn that the Emperor is none other than the Mirror version of Wesley Crusher from The Next Generation (voiced by Wil Wheaton). In order to stop the Terran Emperor from threatening both the Prime and Mirror Universes, the Federation will need to stop him from controlling The Other, all while fighting off his forces led by the dreaded Captain Killy (voiced by Mary Wiseman from Discovery).
Star Trek Online: Ascension also introduces new content, including a new 5-player ground TFO “Storm Chasers” and the new Elite Officer Upgrade System that allows players to upgrade bridge officers. Captains can also play through the latest event, “The Emperor’s Will”, to earn a new reward, the T6 Terran Somerville starship.
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.
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Looking forward to playing this next week.
Looks more like Shawn Ashmore than Wil Wheaton….. though it may be fun yell WHEEAAATOOOON!!! during the first encounter.
Yeah… Iceman, right?
Mirror Wesley? That should be good for a belly-laugh.
They’ve done some interesting things with him in the comics. This will likely ignore all that, I’ll bet.
I wish that they somehow could do an Engine overhaul with Star Trek Online. Well it will never happen, but i am a Dreamer
I agree with you on that. I find the space battles pretty fun, but the ground play is rather dull.
Mirror Wesley? Does that mean he’s NOT annoying?
Mirror Wesley? So sort of a chihuahua gone bad. Scary stuff.
I love this idea!
Hasn’t the Empire been destroyed by the 24th century? Or did Smiley and his friends start a new Terran Empire?
Evil Wesley Crusher? So, Wil Wheaton then? 😏