Star Trek tie-in pushed to 2013

Paramount signs on Namco Bandai to publish adaptation of J.J. Abrams next space odyssey, due on consoles, PC early next year.

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The next installment in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek series is slated to arrive in theaters May 2013, and it appears as if its game tie-in will be similarly situated. Today, Paramount Pictures announced that it has signed on Namco Bandai to publish the Star Trek game, saying it will arrive for consoles and the PC during the first quarter of 2013.

Kirk and Spock will undoubtedly find more planets that humanity should never, ever go to.

Announced at last year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, the Star Trek game has been billed as an action adventure and will feature Kirk and Spock in an original story penned by God of War writer Marianne Krawczyk. The game will be set after the events of the 2009 film, and it sees the Enterprise officers teaming up to stop the plans of a powerful enemy pursuing galactic domination.

As for gameplay, Star Trek will carry an emphasis on cooperative play, with Paramount promising a story "filled with action-packed combat." Development on the title has been entrusted to Digital Extremes (BioShock 2 multiplayer, The Darkness II), with assistance from J.J. Abrams' development company Bad Robot and the film's producers.

For more on Star Trek, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

26 comments
parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

@Emerald_Warrior That's irrelevant. An FPS is one thing, a TPS is another. It seems was the word you were looking for, and in that I agree with you. But it just isn't a FPS.

Emerald_Warrior
Emerald_Warrior

@parrot_of_adun Oh, my bad. HUGE difference there in gameplay.

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

@Emerald_Warrior FPS stands for First Person Shooter. This appears to be a third person shooter, or at least that's the only thing shown in any trailer.

Emerald_Warrior
Emerald_Warrior

@parrot_of_adun Uhhhh, did you even watch the trailer we're all talking about, or what? It's completely obvious it's a FPS.

StAzKrnchyNMilk
StAzKrnchyNMilk

@MW2ismygame: STO i believe is running in the prime timeline. or one that branches off from the destruction of romulus. In the prime timeline Vulcan does still exist. Nero going back created another divergent one where the new movies are taking place (done this way to keep fanboys from crying foul on continuity issues). Dealing with the Star Trek universe(s) is like trying to figure out the freaking Zelda timeline (and no nintendos chart does not help :P).

penpusher
penpusher

@Phazevariance lets hope they keep continuity clean this time around

penpusher
penpusher

@MW2ismygame I have dude, though they were early storylines and it has been a while. I just downloaded the free 2 play client an hour ago so I'll be going in to have a look and see if it's improved later this evening :) I have heard some good things about it in regards to improvements since release.

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

@Emerald_Warrior It's not going to be an FPS. At least, they have never said so anyway.

Sgthombre
Sgthombre

@JasPlun What was wrong with the last one? To "fun" and "watchable" compared to the others for your taste?

MW2ismygame
MW2ismygame

@penpusher have you even played STO ? it runs with the new startrek storyline and fills in the blanks, hence why the Hobus supernova is in it edit: i will grant u this there is a plot hole and that is that vulcan is still there

MW2ismygame
MW2ismygame

@Linkari after what they did to the last one in enterprise-E ? no thanks

Emerald_Warrior
Emerald_Warrior

Digital Extremes are a bunch of idiots. Why take Star Trek, a truly unique and great TV and movie franchise, and turn the video game into just another FPS in a sea of FPS?!

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

I liked the reboot in that they wiped out all that happened and gave it a blank slate for all new stories. Now they can write stories and not be held to the backstories written in the 60's.

racerx719
racerx719

@Smokescreened84 Last time I checked the two lead roles to O.G. Star Trek were always two men.. Kirk and Spock. deal with it.

Hazzerz
Hazzerz

So tired of seeing all this run and gun gameplay in Star Trek games. It should be a minor, almost non-existant part of the gameplay. Any chance of getting a developer who's actually watched the shows? That might be nice.

gix47
gix47

didnt really like the reboot but love star trek so i am looking forward to the game. most trek games are pretty good so theres that

thisranks
thisranks

I didn't care all that much when they did the reboot, but i love Star Trek and i am willing to keep an open mind about it. Shame it has to be the new characters though.

vamroc
vamroc

The LOTR tie ins were pretty good, Batman Begins was a good tie in game also, and This one has great potential. JJ Abrams didn't butcher anything the script by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman while not perfect was far and away better then any of "TNG" films with the exception of First Contact. Zachary Quinto's portrayal of Spock is pitch perfect and as a HALF Vulcan we should be seeing Spock display flashes of emotion just like he did in the film. In addition to Zachary we got a whole bunch of other great performances out of complete unknowns like Pine, Saldana, and to a certain extent Karl Urban as we haven't really seen him "act" just blow stuff up in action movies like Doom or Chronicles of Riddick (Oh btw CR Escape From Butcher's Bay was also a great tie in game) .

Enterprise-E
Enterprise-E

Wow i didn't know so many people can see the future. Can you tell me more about the future if you can. I for one look forward to see how this game turns out. The reboot film was awesome for me and yes watched all star trek series from the Original to Enterprise ( which wasn't as bad as people make it to be).

JasPlun
JasPlun

Please no more JJ Abrams Trash he butchered the franchise enough as it is.The only reason it did so well is because people were curious imo.If you are going to make a Star Trek game a success I sugest you stay in the Next Generation timeline and let Bioware make the game.

Smokescreened84
Smokescreened84

No thanks. It's another male lead only title, you play as Kirk or Spock or co-op together, no character creation. Likely very bland and disappointing, like the majority of movie tie ins, and isn't set in the prime time line so that's another bad mark to it. Star Trek DAC was terrible, this one will likely be as bland and boring as that one was.

nurnberg
nurnberg

Nobody cares about movie tie-ins games. After all the flops in recent times, I thought that the industry understood.

penpusher
penpusher

@Linkari no but unfortunatly, at least for now and possibley for ever, the original timeline is being left alone :( Except for Star trek online which is butchering the story line ...

mjack70
mjack70

Cool, umm, now can I create my own character?

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

I thought it was coming out May 2012... Damn that is a long time between movies.

Linkari
Linkari

Is it so wrong to want a Voyager movie?