Star Trek The Video Game arrives April 26, showcasing all the voice talent from the original J.J. Abrams film. It also reunites all our favourite U.S.S Enterprise crew members, while adding two new Vulcan characters to the Star Trek universe.
The game begins with Kirk and Spock called to aid a mysterious space station, heading towards catastrophe. When they arrive they meet a female Vulcan scientist named T’Mar, who will play a strong role within the games journey.
“T’Mar is the captain of the space station and was a childhood friend of Spock,” says Paramount Senior Vice President and Executive Producer Brian Miller.“Her blend of incredible intelligence and unexpected beauty prove intriguing to Kirk.”
T’Mar joins our heroes as they travel to New Vulcan, a planet that has been colonised by the Vulcan’s after their home world was destroyed. When there they meet Surok – a great Vulcan leader. He becomes one of the lone survivors when New Vulcan is attacked, by the villainous Gorn. This becomes the heart of Star Trek The Game.
“When we crafted this story we wanted to make sure the player realizes that the usually logical, Spock can have very emotional connections to the ones he cares about,” Mill describes. “Surok was one of Spock’s childhood mentors and is also T’Mar’s father. Together, they are helping to lead the colonization of New Vulcan.”
“Video games are not only exciting to play, they’ve become a compelling medium for telling stories, so with Star Trek, we had an amazing opportunity to introduce new characters that are integral to the plot of our game,” Miller explained. “Our game’s story is canon to the new Star Trek universe, so we had a great responsibility to get these new characters right, and to make them exciting and meaningful to players.”
During your hunt for Gorn during the events of the game, both characters play major roles in helping Kirk and Spock end this evil. Following the path of brutal attacks Gorn leaves in his wake, they also reveal he has stolen a mysterious machine known as the Helios Device. This device is not safe in the hands of such wickedness, making the search for Gorn vital to the safety of the universe.
“For players who want to simply enjoy the experience of playing as Kirk and Spock, Star Trek is going to be a great game experience,” Miller assures. “But for those eager to dig deeper into a robust story, we hope it’s an adventure that will excite both longtime fans and game enthusiasts alike.”
Star Trek The Game will release April 26 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
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