Paramount and video game maker Namco Bandai have announced a deal to co-publish and distribute a Star Trek video game for all major home consoles and the PC in the first quarter of next year.
“With our Namco Bandai partners leading the distribution effort, we are confident that we will meet an overwhelming demand to get this exciting console experience into the hands of gamers and Star Trek fans worldwide,” said LeeAnne Stables, Paramount’s executive vice president of worldwide marketing partnerships and head of the studio’s video game unit.”
The Star Trek video game is “based on a stand-alone storyline that continues the adventure of iconic characters Kirk and Spock as they work together to stop a legendary enemy race bent on conquering the galaxy.”
“The positive response from our initial unveiling at E3 [Electronic Entertainment Exposition] last year was unprecedented,” said Stables, “and we are fortunate to have the highest level of production and creative talent on our team that will bring this incredible game out to market next year.”
The Star Trek video game was seen in “pre-alpha phase” at 2011’s E3 and won much praise at the event.
The story for the Star Trek video game is being written by Marianne Krawczyk (God of War) in collaboration with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.