Along with the next Star Trek flick, which hits theaters on May 17, 2013, there will be a video game to coincide with the film.
This is a definite no-brainer that’s been in the works for some time now, and like anything JJ Abrams, details have been kept tightly under wraps.
So with the new Trek trailers, details about the game, including graphics, have finally hit the web. First of all, the game is called (drum roll please)…Star Trek: The Video Game. I know, I’m just as shocked as you are, must have taken weeks to come up with that title.
As the L.A. Times confirms, Star Trek The Game will arrive courtesy of NAMCO Bandai on April 23, 2013, a little under a month before the next Trek is out in theaters. Yet reports vary as to whether the game will reveal any spoilers or not. The Times says there aren’t any, but E! says this may not be the case.
The game has "a hidden enemy," and the environments for the game look similar to what we’ve seen in the trailers although reports tell us this is a "stand-alone adventure" away from the actual movie. The "hidden enemy" may be the Gorn, the green reptiles from the original series. The Gorn have also been a big hit these days on YouTube, where the hilarious fight between a Gorn in a leopard loincloth and Captain Kirk has garnered over twelve million hits under the title, "Worst Fight Scene Ever."
By the time you read this story, you’ll be able to pre-order the game at most major game outlets, where you can buy an "Elite Officer Pack," which has special weapons, costumes, and extra ammo for Kirk and Spock. In addition, the Abrams Trek crew of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Jon Cho and Anton Yelchin are all providing voices for the game.
Both the game, as well as the early trailer and nine minute teaser for the movie, are building some nice anticipation for the next Trek, which looks terrific so far. Todays’s audiences demand that a sequel be just as good, if not better, than the original, and in this regard, it looks like Star Trek Into Darkness has a very good shot of following up the 2009 reinvention in fine style.