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.


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.
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.

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