Sunday, June 5, 2011

Star Trek Video Game Announced

Despite concerns that Star Trek 2 will not make its June 29th, 2012 release, that isn't stopping Paramount Digital Entertainment from announcing a new Star Trek game. The new game will be based on the Star Trek 2.0 universe created by the relaunch and give players the chance to play as Kirk and Spock.

The game will be released on the XBox 360, PS3, and PC with next week's E3 providing the first chance for the media to get a look at the early work on the title. The game is based on a story from God of War writer Marianne Krawczyk with input from Star Trek 1 & 2 writers Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman. The story follows the duo as they learn to work as a team to stop an "infamous enemy race from conquering the galaxy."

“ Star Trek challenges the boundaries of co-op gameplay with a galactic adventure gamers and fans have never experienced,” said Tom Lesinski, President, Paramount Digital Entertainment. “Working closely with the Star Trek filmmaking team throughout development, the game is sure to deliver AAA production values, a wide variety of gameplay and all the action you would expect from the hit franchise. This will be the definitive Star Trek gaming experience.”

While the idea of a decent Star Trek game might actually be made, I still find it bittersweet. For long time Star Trek fans, this is yet further proof that the Star Trek Prime universe is quickly going to fade into the past as even the books are starting to wind down publishing in favor of the 2.0 universe.

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