Namco Bandai Games Europe and Paramount Pictures have signed a deal to co-publish and distribute the Star Trek video game this year.
Set to release on April 26 in Australia for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, a full two weeks before Star Trek Into Darkness hits theatres in May. As reported last week in our Star Trek feature, the game continues the story where the first Star Trek movie left off. Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto are reprising their roles as main characters Captain James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock, in addition to numerous other secondary characters such as Simon Pegg’s Scotty and Karl Urban’s Dr. “Bones” McCoy.
There is a lot of star power behind the creation of the Star Trek video game. The game is being developed by Digital Extremes (think Bioshock 2 and Unreal Tournament if you are unsure of their abilities) with the production being overseen by Paramount Creative Executive Brian Miller. Marianne Krawczyk, writer of the God of War series, with assistance from Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, writers and producers of the upcoming Star Trek film, will write the story for the game.
Star Trek is being built with the intention of being “the ultimate co-op experience”, letting players take control of Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock as they explore planets and enemy battleships to face a legendary race bent on conquering the galaxy.
As a bonus, people who pre-order the game in Australia will have access to the Elite Officer Pack, which contains 10 different uniforms for both Kirk and Spock, in addition to a number of additional weapons they can use in the game.
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