Producers Talk Authenticity in Star Trek: The Video Game

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April 19th, 2013 at 10:00 am

Producers of upcoming Star Trek: The Video Game have released a behind the scenes video, giving fans insight into the games’ development.

The team wanted to ensure that this was the “most authentic” Star Trek game ever and worked hard to deliver a game that puts players at the helm of the Enterprise as Captain Kirk.

To accomplish this, the game developers at Digital Extremes, known for their work on the popular Unreal series, worked closely with the creative team behind the upcoming movie.

This included the enlisting of the actors from the Star Trek movie, including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, John Cho, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban and Anton Yelchin.

The latest video is part 3 in the “making of” series which has in the past explored the Co-Op experience, as well as detailing the third-person shooter and adventure elements of the game and how the team remade the iconic Gorn character.

“Kirk is this brash cowboy character, whereas Spock is the exact opposite – and when you break down Star Trek to those elements, you had to make a co-op game,” Brian Miller, Senior Vice President of Paramount Pictures said.

“There was no other game we could possibly make.”

You can see all three embedded below, with a special bonus clip of William Shatner in a rematch with the Gorn from the 1967 episode “Arena”.

Star Trek: The Video Game launches on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on April 26.

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