While fans still have a few weeks to wait until Star Trek Into Darkness hits theaters, Star Trek: The Video Game is currently available in stores now. A launch trailer was released, giving fans a look at the gameplay and several other features. Check it out, and then read on for more details.
The wait is finally over for Star Trek fans, with the release today of the highly anticipated, unparalleled new game experience of Star Trek: The Video Game from Paramount Pictures and NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
Offering amazing co-op play in the roles of iconic space adventure heroes Kirk and Spock, players will board the U.S.S. Enterprise and uncover a seemingly insurmountable threat by the rapacious enemy Gorn throughout the game.
Star Trek: The Video Game features the voice talent of Chris Pine as Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock, reprising their roles from the blockbuster 2009 film Star Trek and the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness. Offering 3D-compatible adventure, Star Trek: The Video Game requires players to work together as Starfleet officers Kirk and Spock by utilizing the intense co-op play that is at the core of the game.
Here's what LeeAnne Stables, President of Consumer Products at Paramount Pictures, had to say in a statement.
"This is the most expansive, authentic Star Trek experience ever developed for the video game format. It represents an incredible collaboration with the film creative teams, our development and distribution partners, and many true Trek fans. The result is a multi-faceted, fun-to-play new Star Trek adventure for gamers at all levels."
Utilizing talent, costume and set designs from the previous film, along with a magnificent score by Oscar winner Michael Giacchino and his team -- performed by a 100-piece orchestra -- Star Trek: The Video Game offers a compelling, action-packed gaming experience. It is the most fully realized Star Trek experience possible in a video game, combining technical detail with the discovery and exploration that are true hallmarks of Star Trek. BAFTA Award winner Marianne Krawczyk wrote the original story for Star Trek: The Video Game. Also contributing their voice to the thrilling adventure of Star Trek: The Video Game are Zoe Saldana as Uhura, Simon Pegg as Scotty, John Cho as Sulu, Karl Urban as "Bones" McCoy, and Anton Yelchin as Chekov.
The game is available today at national retailers for players on the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, and PC download. Star Trek: The Video Game has a suggested retail price of $59.99 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and $49.99 for PC, through STEAM, Amazon.com and GameStop Impulse. Star Trek: The Video Game is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB. It is produced under license by CBS Consumer Products and distributed worldwide by NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.