Despite having been announced a year ago, details on the upcoming Star Trek ,based upon the 2009 film reboot of the same name, have been rather thing on the ground. We’ve learned that the game will feature a standalone story set between 2009 film and its sequel due in 2014, and that the game will focus on two-player co-op, with the players taking on the roles of bestest buddies Kirk and Spock.
now Paramount have seen fit to reveal a few more details regarding the game, primarily focusing on what enemy you’ll be facing and who’ll be doing the voice acting, as we as providing the rather vague release date of early 2013 on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC,.
It’s the legendary Gorn who’ll be taking centre stage as the enemies this time around. For those that don’t really have a clue who the Gorn are, they’re a blood-thirsty race of lizard-skinned warriors determined to take over the entire freaking galaxy. A true military dictatorship, the Gorn are made up of billions of warriors ready to sacrifice themselves for their continuous march toward domination.
“The Gorn are among the most iconic villains in the Star Trek universe and their role in this game certainly lives up to that persona ,” said Brian Miller, Senior Vice President at Paramount Pictures and lead game producer. “Kirk and Spock find themselves in an incredibly challenging amount of mayhem as they confront the Gorn throughout the game.”
“Great villains give our favorite characters a chance to become heroes in the process of attempting to eliminate a powerful threat, and Star Trek fans have been eagerly anticipating the moment when the antagonists of the game would be revealed,” said Carlson Choi, VP of Marketing at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “This is one of those moments and we couldn’t be more excited to give gamers a glimpse at the challenges that lie ahead for Kirk and Spock.”
The Gorn will range in both size and abilities during the game to keep players on their toes, such as the small and fast Gorn Rushers, the larger Warriors and the huge Brutes. If that wasn’t enough then the Gorn female can climb walls as well. Oh, and they can all infect you with venom that poisons, causes hallucinations and can even kill. Lovely. Clearly these are charming beings that you should let your kids hang around with. Assuming, of course, that said kids have been bothering you for a while and you’d quite like to be rid of them.
Hopefully they’ll be a little bit more real looking than they did in the original Star Trek series:
But that’s not all, because Paramount also announced that Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto, who played Kirk and Spock respectively in the 2009 film, will be reprising their roles in the upcoming game. Alongside Pine and Quinto, other actors from the film will also be lending their talent to the game. Zoe Saldana will return in the role of Lieutenant Uhura, Simon Pegg as the benevolent Scotty, Karl Urban as the Dr. “Bones” McCoy, John Cho as Sulu and Anton Yelchin as Chekov
“We are thrilled to have these incredible actors, lending their voice to the legendary characters of Kirk and Spock in the video game realm,” said LeeAnne Stables, Paramount Pictures’ President of Consumer Products and head of the studio’s video game unit. “Players are in for a truly authentic experience with the combination of talent we have assembled bringing this action adventure game to life.”
“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, VP 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.”
It looks like Star Trek, being developed by Digital Extremes, who brought us Bioshock 2, The Darkness 2, Unreal Tournament and Dark Sector, is shaping up to be one hell of a game that might just manage to do the legendary name of Star Trek justice.