Paramount Digital Entertainment recently revealed today that they are developing a new Star Trek video game that has an original story and give the player and fans one hell of an awesome co-op experience. For the first time ever, you will be able to play as Kirk and Spock! Of course it will be the Kirk and Spock from the J.J. Abrams version of the series. I loved Abrams' film, so that really doesn't bother me, but it might piss off some of the other Star Trek fans.
The game will continue the adventure that director and producer J.J. Abrams started with his Star Trek film. It will play out as a stand alone story "filled with action-packed combat as Kirk and Spock must work together to stop a legendary enemy race bent on conquering the galaxy."
President of Paramount Digital Entertainment, Tom Lesinski went on to explain,
Star Trek challenges the boundaries of co-op gameplay with a galactic adventure that gamers and fans have never experienced. Working closely with the Star Trek filmmaking team throughout development, the game is sure to deliver AAA production values, a wide variety of gameplay and all the action you would expect from the hit franchise. This will be the definitive Star Trek gaming experience.
This game actually sound like it's going to be pretty awesome. Paramount Digital Entertainment will be giving a first look of the game at E3 next week, and I'm excited to see what they are developing. The game will be released on the XBox 360, Playstation 3 and PC in the summer of 2012.
Here are some more details from the press release:
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 and Alex Kurtzman.
The game is under development by acclaimed Ontario-based developers Digital Extremes (Bioshock 2, Unreal Tournament, Dark Sector, The Darkness II), working closely with Bad Robot, K/O Paper Products and Damon Lindelof and published by Paramount Digital Entertainment through a license with CBS Consumer Products. Star Trek will be available in stores 2012.
Paramount Digital Entertainment will be providing a first look at the title to press during the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, June 7-9, 2011.