Star Trek: The Video Game due April 23

Digital Extremes' licensed third-person shooter landing in first half of next year; PS3 version to be available digitally through PSN.

Spock and Captain Kirk will team up again April 23, 2013, when Star Trek: The Video Game comes to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Publisher Namco Bandai and Paramount Pictures announced the game's release date today. The game was first targeted to launch in 2012, but was delayed to 2013 in February.

Star Trek: The Video Game will be available for Xbox 360 and PS3 at traditional retail outlets, while the PC version will only be sold through digital channels. What's more, gamers will not need to trek to a brick-and-mortar store to buy the PS3 version, as it will also be available digitally through PlayStation Network.

All preorders for Star Trek: The Video game will include access to an "Elite Officer Pack." This includes "exclusive items" and "unique uniforms" for protagonists Kirk and Spock ranging from a Starfleet Type IV Stealth Sniper Rifle to a Vulcan Science Academy costume for Spock.

Star Trek: The Video Game is in development at Digital Extremes (BioShock 2 multiplayer, The Darkness II) with assistance from director J.J. Abrams' development company Bad Robot and the other producers. The game features an original story penned by Marianne Krawczyk, whose previous credits include God of War and Shank.

Star Trek: The Video Game will release three weeks before Star Trek: Into Darkness hits theaters on May 17, 2013. That film stars Chris Pine as Captain Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock. It is a sequel to 2009's Star Trek and sees the Enterprise crew return home to find an evil force besieging earth.

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17 comments
widdowson91
widdowson91

It looks very promising. As a Trekkie I can't wait to get my hands on this.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

Star Trek rarely gets a great game... The screen shots look nice. Hopefully it beats the odds.

hehe101
hehe101

If this is a movie game, I predict flop.. I'll save judgment though.

ravefirell
ravefirell

"Guy Cocker" Oh man this guy's name. I am so sorry.

DarthLod
DarthLod

"face palm" Will they never learn that movie tie in games are always pointless garbage?

killip
killip

This will no doubt crash an burn like the Enterprise in an asteroid field.

csward
csward

Hope this game is good.

peteuplink
peteuplink

I wish Bioware would get the rights to Star Trek so we can have a proper Star Trek RPG with some depth to it and not just a crappy shooter or limited space sim.

tgwolf
tgwolf

I hope this reaches the right ears, as usual...I hope developers and filmmakers alike understand that I look at the plot to the latest Star Trek movies and their inventive technologies and even some of their theories, then turn away in disgust SIMPLY because it is Star Trek...What's the problem here, can anyone tell me? That's right, Star Trek is too saturated with it's little failed social biases to anything but make me sick...Does ANYONE else consider this a tragedy, because I SURE do, and it's when it comes to video game form that this becomes MOST APPARENT...

smoothyplum26
smoothyplum26

I never buy movie games but with this I'll make an exception. I've liked what I've seen and read and look forward to this and the movie.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

I would rather watch the film... 

gotrekfabian
gotrekfabian

Very Mass Effect by the look of it. I want elements of starship command/control as well as RPG and combat in this game. Until Star Trek et al embrace the whole universe of the franchise they are from then they will always be selling a 3rd rate game. I would love to see this become a triple A title but know that it will just slide by into bargain bins across the globe adored only by stalwart fans alone.

 

And just to clarify, I am a Trekker (not Trekkie though).

MW2ismygame
MW2ismygame

"SHE CANT TAKE ANY MORE CAP'N THE AMOUNT OF MOVIE CASH INS IS ABOUT REACH CRITICAL MASS, IM GIVING HER ALL IVE GOT BUT THE GOOD GAME IS NOT TAKING HOLD"

ghstbstr
ghstbstr

This game looks like it could be fun. It seems like it could be kinda like Mass Effect in gameplay style, which is a good thing. It has been awhile since there was a good Star Trek, and this one seems like it coould be good.

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

Set phasers to "Shitty movie tie-in"

NTM23
NTM23

I wish this game was great, and while some aspects to it seems good, it seems like it's going to get either a 6.5 or maybe a 7.0. If this game gets at least OK scores, I might want to pick it up. I've already been interested in getting Tron: Evolution and Bloodstone, which I imagine this to be around the same quality; one of those games that you can find some fun out of and has interesting ideas, but could have been much better.

davidsworld3
davidsworld3

Damn the last good game for star trek was...um...bridge commander?  Well it's the only one that I've played for so many years like over a decade now pretty much and still is impressive with the kobayashimaru mods.  Klingon academy was fun but windows 7 kills it, armada games are too easy to master even on hardest difficulty but they are fun, I cant seem to find the second armada game though.

Ibra8
Ibra8

is this game a first-person shooter??

MooncalfReviews
MooncalfReviews

The box art looks like Call of Duty: Final Frontier. Get a new box art style already.

 

I don't have any hope for movie tie-ins based on GOOD movies, let alone this abomination. Wonder if the number of explosions will surpass the frequency of lens flares in the next movie? JJ: "Mission accomplished."

NTM23
NTM23

*Theme song* Space... the Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the star ship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before. *Theme song*

 

Now, someone guess which one that's from? There are a few different variations, but this is the only one I truly remember correctly. Also, don't you love the theme's and the words that go with it? Fantastic, and it's not only about a journey in space, but getting along with everyone else and respecting one another no matter the differences. 

WeWerePirates
WeWerePirates

When they first showed this game it looked extremely promising but having not seen anything of it for some time is pretty worrying. On the plus side it was delayed to come out close to the film instead of being rushed!

CaesarIIII
CaesarIIII

Is this a tied in with the movie coming next year ? * Star Trek Into Darkness * Because I think the new movie, is more interesting news than the game. :)

sale985
sale985

This game is going to be great. I see Star trek exactly like Mass effect.

Dirk_McHardpeck
Dirk_McHardpeck

The most fun I ever had playing a Star Trek game was Starfleet Command III. But that was only after all the ship mods were released and it wasn't a very Star Trek inspired game except for the ship models so I don't expect to see it's like again. :(

hobotech64
hobotech64

There are lots of Star Trek The Video Games.

What makes this different from all the other Star Trek The Video Games?

Enterprise-E
Enterprise-E

lol at all the hate. Just enjoy it for what it is. As a trek fan starting with Next Generation I am loving the new Star Trek and its alternate timeline story arc. I look forward to playing this game on the pc.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Star Trek now I should decide if getting this on Xbox or Playstation 3 will be worth it. Movie games tend to Bomb, so will this suck more on Xbox 360 or PS3?

widdowson91
widdowson91

@DarthLod What about GoldenEye 007 on the N64, or the Aladdin games Capcom made for the SNES and Mega Drive? It's true that mostly movie tie-ins are bad, but not all of them.

MajinSquall
MajinSquall

 @BelaidKL the game has nothing to do with the film it's completely independent

DougEStyle
DougEStyle

 @Cryptic_Shadow

 Yeah I hear you! They should bring back Roger Wilco! Remember the space janitor who wants to be a hero, and do Star Trek stuff! Ah the good ol days!

Coren_Larken
Coren_Larken

 @ghstbstr I can't remember where, but I read some previews a while back that said it was looking promising; however, I've read that for lots of games that ended up being garbage. For me, it's one i'll wait for reviews. 

ghstbstr
ghstbstr

 @DarkSaber2k

 If you actually watch the video about the game above you wouldn't say that.

RuneMaster_no2
RuneMaster_no2

 @NTM23 The Next Generation. Why? Because it says no one, instead of no man like in the original theme.

Keaze_
Keaze_

 @Darkitachi54 Digital Extremes ruined The Darkness.  Lord knows what will happen when they have to build a game from scrap.

killman961
killman961

 @Megavideogamer there wont be a difference. if the game bombs, it will bomb on both consoles. its the same game, just on different consoles

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

 @Coren_Larken  @ghstbstr Previews about games are almost always universally positive, even if it's in vague and guarded terms. The reason is quite simple: "Journalists" don't want to discourage publishers of upcoming games (particularly ones attached to multi-million dollar films that come with an appropriate advertising budget) from advertising with them.

NTM23
NTM23

 @RuneMaster_no2 Yep. The "man" part is actually stuck in my head, but that's the only part. I understand why they changed it though, and for the better as I'm sure most people would believe.

NTM23
NTM23

 @MooncalfReviews  @EdotheHero  @CivilizedPsycho The Star Trek film WAS actually an alternate reality, so it's funny that you said "alternate reality" though my point isn't relevant to yours.

 

Just before old (real) Spock makes it through the worm hole, he was with Captain Picard and Data. It's actually in-story with the rest of the series, but it can also work as a reboot. I wonder how many people missed that part.

 

Personally, when I saw it in theaters, I didn't care for it, but later on, I found myself liking it a lot. J.J. Abrams film was great, though different, and while I absolutely love the old Star Trek, I'm glad this is different, and purposefully so. There's even a reason for it in the story.