Namco Bandai released a new trailer this morning for their upcoming Star Trek: The Game developed by Digital Extremes. The trailer is called “Salvation” and showcases Kirk and Spock running, beaming, and, um, phasering their way through a variety of environments building to an ultimate confrontation with the Gorn.
Feast your eyes, trekkies:
According to Namco Bandai’s official synopsis, “In the upcoming Star Trek game, Kirk and Spock uncover a mysterious piece of technology on New Vulcan, which will either save or destroy all life in the galaxy!” Spoiler alert, it’s a giant floating Halo! Just kidding… I hope.
If you’re so inclined, you can visit the official Star Trek: The Game website for more details.
I’m not the world’s biggest Star Trek fan, and I’m incredibly wary of licensed games for all the obvious reasons (i.e. they mostly suck), but I must say this game does look awfully interesting. The trailers and small bits of gameplay I’ve seen come across as very authentic feeling, so it would appear the developers have lovingly crafted this game with respect for the source material in mind. Of course, I suspect the most hardcore of trekkies may not enjoy the fact that it’s based within the continuity of the recent J.J. Abrams reboot. I wouldn’t know a Klingon from a Kangaskhan so as far as lore as concerned, I wouldn’t notice any liberties being taken; but from what I do know of Star Trek, the tone and atmosphere of the game feel very accurate.
But what say you, average gamer who doesn’t have strong ties to Star Trek? Does the game interest you, or come across as some sort of Mass Effect/generic third-person shooter hybrid? Let us know in the comments.
Star Trek: The Game is slated for release on April 23 and will be available for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.