Earlier this week, TrekCore attended a special exclusive event organized by Paramount and Namco Bandai Games to promote the brand new Star Trek game which is set to be released in April this year. We’ll have some special reports from the event coming very soon from our London correspondent, but in the meantime Namco Bandai have sent TrekCore some brand new screenshots and design images of the game along with the final approved pre-release information! The game is set to be released on XBox 360, PS3 and PC platforms.

The award-winning Star Trek game casts players for the first time ever as Kirk and Spock in a totally original co-op experience worthy of gamers and fans. Set in the new canon of director and producer J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek (2009) reboot, players will be immersed in the game’s rich story and action-packed combat. Under development by acclaimed Ontario-based developers Digital Extremes (Bioshock 2, Dark Sector, The Darkness 2), Star Trek features an original story by BAFTA award winner and God of War writer, Marianne Krawczyk, in collaboration with the writer/producers of the new Star Trek films, Bob Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof.

Key Features

Authentic Trek Universe:

  • ORIGINAL STANDALONE STORY – Set after the events of the Star Trek (2009) reboot, continue the sweeping journey through the new universe with a completely original story.
  • EXPLORE – Uncover new areas on the Enterprise and other ships, explore never-before-seen sectors throughout the galaxy including exotic planets, treacherous jungles, remote space stations and other locales.

Kirk / Spock Asymmetrical Co-Op Play:

  • ULTIMATE CO-OP – Built from the ground up as a co-op experience, Star Trek packs two vastly different gameplay styles and unique character abilities into one game. The result: the most fully realized and varied co-op experience of this console generation.
  • KIRK AND SPOCK REBORN – Play for the first time as two of the most well-known characters in science fiction, as only this new Star Trek game could allow. With the fate of the galaxy on the line, players must rely on each other to create a kick-ass team.

Epic Action Adventure:

  • SCOPE AND VARIETY – Authentic set pieces and ever-changing gameplay underscore the adventure in Star Trek. Hijack enemy battleships, jump precariously through Zero G onto moving spaceships and Swim through subterranean waterways.
  • 23rd CENTURY WEAPONS – Star Trek employs a wide variety of weapons and gear, putting you in complete control of a huge load out of 23rd Century tech, including unique signature weapons for Kirk and Spock. Combined with your character’s special skills, every encounter, every no-win situation will turn out differently based on who, what and how you play.

Star Trek: The Game is released on April 23, 2013 in the US and Canada and a few days later on April 26th in the UK, Germany and other European territories. As we mentioned, the title is available for Xbox 360, PS3 and the PC. You can pre-order your copy today using the links below to Amazon!

Order Star Trek: The Video Game for PS3 today!

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Order Star Trek: The Video Game for PC today!

  • Ive been looking forward to this for a long time, but I’m just not a fan of co-op gaming. I wonder if this will have a single player aspect or JUST be co-op?

    • Shadowknight1

      They’ve said that there IS single player with the AI controlling the other character. I just hope the AI isn’t retarded.

      • Landru’s Brother, Dandru

        I hope the AI is better than the horrible Gorn design. WTF were they thinking?

  • Rich

    I can’t even imagine how that design was deemed acceptable during the game’s creation. There’s nothing Gorn-like about that image.

    • Jay

      Because the original was soooo realistic…

      • DingoAteMyBaby

        I’m fine with making more realistic–just make it look like a Gorn. Enterprise pulled it off just fine. This looks like a completely different species, and that makes little sense.

      • MarkAntone

        Realism isn’t really the point. If it’s a Gorn, it should actually be recognizable as a Gorn. They might as well make Spock a purple-striped zebra with six hooves. That would look as much like a Vulcan as this does a Gorn.

      • archer9234

        I didn’t even realize that was suppose to be the gorn… There was nothing resembling the show design.

        • Gorn

          Exactly. This design is just horrible.

    • JekPorkinsDiet

      Yeah, that design is pretty inept. If I hadn’t seen the word “Gorn” in the article, I’d have never guessed that was a Gorn. A velociraptor, maybe. A Gorn? No. Design fail.

    • Shadowknight1

      How does giant lizard creature NOT equal GORN?

      • Rudy G. Rudy

        Simple: giant lizard creature does not equal Gorn. Gorn equals Gorn. Giant lizard creature that in no way resembles Gorn equals non-Gorn-like giant lizard creature.

        This is not a Gorn, any more than the Greek god Pan is a Vulcan.

  • GornWithTheWind

    I see no Gorns in any of those images.

    • GornWithTheWind

      Not only that, it’s not even a good design. Forget whether or not it’s a good Gorn design (which it’s not)–it’s not a good design, period. If that’s little the designers care about quality, I see no point in buying it. It looks like they just took an existing unused design for some other game, slapped it into a Star Trek game and said, “It’s a… uh… Gorn. Yeah, that’s it. It’s a Gorn.”

    • This is a game based off of a JJ Trek movie, what do you expect? 🙂

  • Esmeralda

    That is not Gorn. It looks awful.

  • truevip

    oh my god blah blah its a gorn, no its not…. nerds…. if its a fun game who gives a damn… im just happy its based iff JJ Abrams movie since his was actually watchable