Trekkers have waited a bit too long for J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek sequel (Star Trek came out in 2009 for Pete’s sake!!), but at least 2013 offers huge promise. The sequel comes out May 17th, but prior to its release gamers can check out the Star Trek video game, a title that hits stores during the first quarter of 2013. Namco Bandai Games Inc. will co-publish and distribute the co-op title, which allows gamers to play as both Kirk and Spock.
The video game, written by God of War scribe Marianne Krawczyk in collaboration with Star Trek writers Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman, is being developed by Digital Extremes, the Ontario based company responsible for Bioshock 2, Unreal Tournament, and The Darkness II.
“Star Trek continues to be one of the most beloved entertainment properties around the world, and Namco Bandai Games America is extremely excited to be teaming up with Paramount Pictures to create the definitive Star Trek interactive experience,” says Namco Bandai Games America Marketing VP Carlson Choi.
I’m definitely on board to play this title, and although I’m not a Trekker by any stretch, there are moments of the Star Trek universe that still resonate: (”The City on The Edge of Forever” episode from the original series is still a stunner, and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, sappy in all the right places, is my favorite whale film). I’m sure the video game won’t have the wistful tinge of the aforementioned stories, but shooting aliens with phasers not set to stun should hold a special place in my cold, Vulcan heart.
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posted by Greg Srisavasdi