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Star Trek: The Video Game Sets A New Course For April 23

Okay, Trekkies, time to get a little excited.

Namco Bandai and Paramount Pictures have announced that Star Trek: The Video Game is slated to arrive on April 23, 2013 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. The title was originally supposed to release this year but was later delayed.

For the record, the PS3 and 360 versions of the game will be available at brick-and-mortar retailers, but the PC version will only be sold through digital channels. Only the PS3 version will be sold both ways; as a physical Blu-Ray disc and digitally on the PlayStation Network. If you opt to pre-order, you'll gain access to the Elite Officer Pack, which features various exclusive items and unique uniforms for Kirk and Spock. Those two are the main characters, by the way, so that ought to be an interesting storyline.

Digital Extremes (The Darkness II) is handling this one, and director J.J. Abrams is lending a hand as well. The game should be a great lead-in to the movie; the interactive adventure will launch three weeks before "Star Trek: Into Darkness" hits theaters on May 17, 2013.

Related Game(s): Star Trek: The Video Game

Tags: star trek the video game, star trek game, star trek release date

12/20/2012 11:51:44 PM John Shepard

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Comments (12 posts)

Lord carlos
Friday, December 21, 2012 @ 12:41:02 AM
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Its worse than that ! he's dead jim!!!

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BTNwarrior
Friday, December 21, 2012 @ 1:38:47 AM
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oh boy

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NaughtyDog
Friday, December 21, 2012 @ 2:04:39 AM
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Awesome! Game looked WoW at E3. When I saw the trailer I was like that looks really good and my buddy next to me was like I'm getting that just cause the way it moves, smooth. That's what I said about Aliens! Not that big into Star Trek but this last movie was keeping me at the edge of my seat. New trailer looks intense also, wonder what it has in stored.

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___________
Friday, December 21, 2012 @ 2:33:51 AM
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hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
forgive me for being VERY skeptical of this!
would be nice to have a good trek game, but, well, everyone knows how games based on well known TV shows or even movies, comics, hell based on any medium besides games, turn out!
time to set the phasers to skepticism.

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Akuma07
Friday, December 21, 2012 @ 10:10:05 PM

The fact that JJ Abrams is helping out doesn't give you any kind of hope does it?

Actually now that I mention it, do you know what hope is?

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Beamboom
Friday, December 21, 2012 @ 9:51:50 AM
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The world has not seen a great ST game yet, and a ST-game based on a movie will not change that. No way.

I love Star Trek even more than I love Marvel, but as a Marvel-fan I at least got a handful of semi-decent games. With Star Trek I got *nothing*. Bitter? me? Yup.

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maxpontiac
Friday, December 21, 2012 @ 12:28:20 PM

Nothing wrong with being bitter when it comes to Star Trek games.

I love Star Trek (Kirk's crew especially) and I would much like to see a Star Trek game done correct.

With this game though, I am going to take a hope for the best and plan for the worst approach until I see a review.

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Beamboom
Friday, December 21, 2012 @ 1:42:25 PM

Oh yeah, TOS, that *is* Star Trek for me. The newer series are just a nice bonus, it's Kirk & co who went where no man had gone before. :)

I've installed Star Trek Online since it turned free to play, but I've barely made a character yet. It just feels so cheap and generic that I don't know if I shall bother going deeper in that game.

I'm pretty sure this game here will offer a linear, standard action game built on a very standard engine with all the standard features, wrapped in some standard Star Trek audio effects and no soul whatsoever. If it is anything better than that, I shall faint.
I mean, just taste that title: Star Trek the Video Game? How more soul-less is it possible to get?

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maxpontiac
Friday, December 21, 2012 @ 2:50:56 PM

You and I see eye to eye when it comes to the real Captain of the Enterprise. When the series went to TNG, it became way to heavy on the diplomacy and not enough of the phasers so I never enjoyed it near as much.

With this game, I would love to see a Mass Effect style approach. Move from galaxy to galaxy, transport down to certain planets, phaser a Klingon or two, use a tricorder, and then develop a romance with a green skinned Orion slave girl. ;)

While they are at it, let me take control of the USS Enterprise and blow some Romulans into space debris with some photon torpedoes!!

If THAT happens, I'll be fainting right next to you Beam!!

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Beamboom
Saturday, December 22, 2012 @ 1:23:22 AM

I think the core component for a successful Star Trek game would have to be exploration. That's what Star Trek was all about; Entering strange new worlds and people who they knew *nothing* about, with stories who were not always what they seemed to be.

Diplomacy was also an important factor, strategy likewise, so some sort of gameplay that were more than just pure action is, in my opinion, crucial for a true Star Trek experience.

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maxpontiac
Saturday, December 22, 2012 @ 7:52:57 PM

I agree, diplomacy should be there with high importance but allow me to choose how I want to approach the missions. A system similar to Dishonored would work really well in my opinion.

What do you think about the inclusion of Starship battles? Important or not?

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BikerSaint
Friday, December 21, 2012 @ 3:36:54 PM
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Just an FYI...

According to the [A]listdaily, Namco Bandai has just detailed its preorder promotion for Star Trek: The Video Game, the tie-in to next year's feature film, Star Trek Into Darkness.

Star Trek Preorder Details....

Gamers who reserve the title will receive the Elite Officer Pack, a collection of exclusive weapons and uniforms for protagonists Kirk and Spock.

The Elite Officer Pack is actually a collection of five smaller packs, each with new uniforms for Kirk and Spock.

Three of the packs also include new weapons for the game, as detailed below....

Stealth Pack – Kirk and Spock stealth uniforms, plus Starfleet Type IV Stealth Sniper Rifle and extra ammo

Brawler Pack – Kirk leather jacket costume and Spock Vulcan Science Academy costume

Kelvin Pack – Kirk and Spock U.S.S. Kelvin uniforms, plus U.S.S. Kelvin Hand Phaser

Academy Pack – Kirk Academy Uniform, Spock Officer Dress Uniform, plus Academy Phaser

Kobayashi Maru Pack – Kirk and Spock Kobayashi Maru uniforms

Star Trek: The Video Game is set for release April 23 in North America, and April 26 in Europe and Australia. Star Trek Into Darkness will make its theatrical debut on May 17.

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