Thursday, December 20, 2012

Star Trek The Video Game Release Date Announced

Today NAMCO Bandai Games has announced that Star Trek: The Video Game will be released on April 23, 2013 for the PS3 and 360 with a digital download for the PC. The game is setup in the year between Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness and let players control Kirk and Spock on a third person shooter like environment again the lizard like Gorn. The entire Enterprise bridge crew will be in the game (just not necessarily playable) with the movie actors providing their voices. The game story is from Marianne Krawczyk (God of War) with movie co-writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Michael Giacchino, who does the score for both Trek movies, is also doing the music for the game.

“There are certain elements at the core of Star Trek – insurmountable odds, exploration, villains like the Gorn and heroes like Kirk and Spock,” said Carlson Choi, vice president of marketing and Namco Bandai Games America Inc. “Our goal is to pull gamers as deep into the Star Trek universe as possible and an integral part of that is the talent that make these characters their own."

Amazon already has the game up for pre-order for $60. Pre-orders will include the "Elite Officer Pack". The pack is five different costume and weapon skins for Kirk and Spock including stealth uniforms, civilian clothing from the movie, and their Starfleet Academy uniforms. More about the game is at the official website.

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