Scheduled release date:
April 23, 2013
Namco Bandai Games
Digital Extremes
Number Of Players:
Release Date:
April 23, 2013

For the record, I’ve never been a “Trekkie,” although I certainly understand that “Star Trek” has quite the loyal following. A worldwide phenomenon, the sci-fi classic is returning early this spring in the form of Star Trek: The Video Game , in development at Digital Extremes and to be produced by Namco Bandai and Paramount Pictures. It will be available in physical disc form on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and in digital format on the PS3 and PC. Featuring an original script by BAFTA Award winner Marianne Krawczyk, this one should satisfy the ardent fans looking for a decent game adaptation.

First and foremost, this project is being designed around one concept: Cooperative gameplay. Players will assume the roles of Kirk and Spock, who must work together to halt a familiar and deadly enemy from conquering the entire galaxy. “Star Trek” fans know all about the Gorn, and now they’re utilizing some sort of infectious venom that plants the seeds to cause immense destruction in the near future. Kirk and Spock grow closer as both work partners and friends, which should provide us with an interesting – and perhaps emotional – storyline. The plot itself basically focuses on the events between “Star Trek” (2009) and “Star Trek: Into Darkness.”

We will travel all across the universe and explore alien planets, all the while sporting 23rd-century weaponry and equipment. The Gorn won’t go down easily, so victory will require teamwork, strategy and tenacious diligence. For the sake of a more authentic presentation, the film cast from the aforementioned 2009 film will be contributing their talented voices to the game; Chris Pine is playing Kirk and Zachary Quinto is Spock. The gameplay will be set around “asymmetrical co-op” action, which has been built from the ground up to deliver a one-of-a-kind “Star Trek” experience. They claim to have packed “two vastly different gameplay styles and unique character abilities” into this one game.