Star Trek: Resurgence, an interactive narrative adventure game set in the Next Generation era, finally has a release date.
Star Trek: Resurgence
Dramatic Labs announced the game arrives May 23 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC. Originally set for a Spring 2022 release, Dramatic Labs is confident now to set a specific date. This is the first game from the publisher formed by a team of industry veterans, including twenty former Telltale developers that have worked on critically acclaimed narrative games such as The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series, and The Wolf Among Us.
Resurgence is set shortly after the events of Star Trek Nemesis and it is set on board the USS Resolute. It tells an original story with players assuming the role of two principal characters, First Officer Jara Rydek and Engineering Crewperson Carter Diaz. Here is the official game synopsis:
A worker uprising threatens the tenuous peace between two alien civilizations, and Starfleet is forced to intervene. Players experience the conflict and larger mystery from two key perspectives. The U.S.S. RESOLUTE’s First Officer Jara Rydek is part of the diplomatic envoy led by Ambassador Spock that’s tasked with finding a resolution – and uncovering the ultimate source of this tense situation. Engineering Crewperson Carter Diaz highlights how the mission plays out from the lower decks, caught up in the events in his own unique way. Throughout the gripping story, players can interact with the Star Trek universe like never before, with moments of authentic action and critical decisions that shape the broader narrative in subtle and unexpected ways.
Throughout the game, players will immerse themselves in the Star Trek universe, interacting with new and returning characters through a variety of dialogue and action gameplay to determine the course of the story. One of the key features of the game is players making choices that have important consequences for how the story progresses.
One of the familiar characters included in Star Trek: Resurgence is Ambassador Spock. You can see 7 minutes of early gameplay below featuring Spock (via IGN).
Star Trek: Resurgence is launching on May 23, 2023 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 gaming consoles, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and exclusively on the Epic Games Store for PCs.
Here is the original announcement trailer (with the original release date).
No pricing has been set and the game is not yet available for pre-order. More details including an interactive FAQ can be found on the official website at startrek-resurgence.com.
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Will definitely check this out with our teens. I’ve been looking for something new to play with them on our gaming PCs.
Looks like they redesigned the ship, as evidenced by the comic adaptation. She’s got a deflector dish, where before it looked like a horrible backwards kit bash Franken-ship. Alright, I appreciate the attention to detail. I question the lack of fanfare though, and dropping the game in May when the new Zelda is going to be sucking up all of the attention.
100% on the zelda competition – but Zelda will suck the air out of the room for months
Soooo…the mission is to put down a labor uprising?
I guess we’ll see but if it is, that’s a bad look there
I’m hoping that the ethical dilemmas will click in quickly.
As in “Surely, there is more than what’s on the surface…”
Let’s see. i want definitely to play this game. You know, in today you could use this medium to tell some stories, too. i am currently playing CP2077 and feels like some “Strange Days 2” (Strange Days 1995) from Kathryn Bigelow. I know that they do not have so many Budget. But it is possible
Looking forward to this.
Can someone tell me, if it’s still that case, that Epic exclusive games usually arrive on Steam about a year later?
That would be disappointing. And pretty daft marketing.
It says PC release is coming in May, so I had assumed that would include Steam. We hesitate to install outside that platform.
As an aside, the gaming market is one of the key ways to drive teens to a franchise. It’s not just licensing for more revenue. It’s licensing to build demand for the original television and film content.
This is all the more so because GenZ were so physically isolated by COVID and are all the more socially engaged through their gaming and related chat groups. One of our teens got into SW this way.
Resurgence doesn’t look to be massively multiplayer, but it may still be able to match up with one player cooperatively. These kinds of things have a place in the dynamic.
Star Trek Online is at a point of maturity where it can be intimidating to get into and hard to find a group of younger players to team with.
Kurtzman and Paramount really need to think about finding a licensing partner that can create a popular massively multiplayer game for the younger crowd.
I tried to play STO, really couldn’t get into it. (Plus parts of the storylines made me mad, like the Dominion one.) I ended up settling for Star Trek Fleet Command but even then that player base skews older, I’m one of the youngest people in my alliance. So I absolutely agree with this, it would be nice to get another mmo.
I think Epic get it for a few months then it appears on Steam. I can’t see PC version selling as well while its on Epic
Does anyone know why there is no Nintendo Switch release? It’s the only console I own and wombat to play when it’s released!
Your wombat will need to get a PC or another console. The switch which I love is a woefully underpowered machine at this point and it takes a lot of work to port if you aren’t developing natively from the start
I’ll be on the lookout for reviews on this. There’s a boatload of great games out there competing for our dollars and time, and historically Trek games are pretty lame, imo. Depending on reviews, maybe I’ll grab it on digital sale at the PS store.
I’m excited for this. But it feels weird that they’ve shoe horned Spock into some relatively minor diplomatic dispute. Feel like he’s just there for name recognition and nothing else.
Now that liked a season of Picard I guess I got to say that I saw Spock and then couldn’t stop crying. Lol
Kidding (not 6 watching the Big E go down over Genesis), nice thought to see what he is up to though pre destruction of Romulus. Sounds like had he had not gone missing he could have told Starfleet to not build robots programmed to act as slaves and saved Utopia Planetia. Would Picard under the influence of the Borg might have overruled him or noticed his illogic?
Either way hope this game is good. Haven’t seen a good Trek game since Starfleet Command brought SFB to the comp, what happened to those?!?
Picard was not under the influence of the Borg. And Spock didn’t disappear until two years after the attack on Mars.
Well you’d think that Picard then would know better than to use robots programmed to act like slaves to build his evacuation fleet. Not a good idea. I’d attribute that to Borg actively communicating with his subconscious pushing AI research vs. unethical stupidity.
Spock must have been too busy on Romulus? You’d think he would have been all “this is illogical”.
It was working fine until the Zhat Vash reprogrammed the Synths. I’m not sure how much Picard was in charge of running things on Utopia Planitia anyway.
Well given he seems to have ditched his friends to the point he doesn’t even know Crusher had a kid, you hope he’d be doing his job managing the fleet and not too lazy to have noticed the ethical dilemma. Or… Borg were manipulating his subconsciousness given they made him into a receiver..
Who do they have doing Spock’s voice?
Whoever they are wow, what a great job!! It sounds just like Leonard Nimoy!
SOME of the lines sound just like Leonard Nimoy to me, and some of them sound a bit off. I wondered in the beginning if they were using clips from when Mr. Nimoy was alive, but by the end, I didn’t think that.
Somewhere out there appearently are all the recorded lines for Star Trek: The Secret of Vulcan Fury by Nimoy and even Deforest Kelly. I don’t know it that is an interplay rumor but if it is not someone has to CGI that game finally and release it.
I hope so!