Next month, Star Trek The Video Game will be released, and two new characters will make their debut in the game.
One of the characters turns out to be a childhood friend of Spock’s, and the other is a “great Vulcan leader.”
In Star Trek The Video Game, Kirk and Spock are called to assist in the “rescue of a mysterious space station that is heading towards catastrophe. Upon their arrival, they meet T’Mar, a female Vulcan scientist who it the captain of the space station, and who was a childhood friend of Spock’s.
As the game progresses, they travel to New Vulcan, the new homeworld of the Vulcans after the destruction of Vulcan in Star Trek.
On New Vulcan, Kirk, Spock and T’Mar find “a great Vulcan leader, Surok.”
“When we crafted this story we wanted to make sure the player realizes that the usually logical, Spock can have very emotional connections to the ones he cares about,” said Paramount Senior Vice President and Executive Producer Brian Miller. “Surok was one of Spock’s childhood mentors and is also T’Mar’s father. Together, they are helping to lead the colonization of New Vulcan.”
Surok was one of the only survivors of a Gorn attack on New Vulcan. Players will find out why the Gorn attacked New Vulcan and what they want.
According to Miller, Star Trek The Video Game is “canon to the new Star Trek universe,” and so the developers of the game “had a great responsibility to get these new characters right, and to make them exciting and meaningful to players.”
“For players who want to simply enjoy the experience of playing as Kirk and Spock, Star Trek is going to be a great game experience,” said Miller. “But for those eager to dig deeper into a robust story, we hope it’s an adventure that will excite both longtime fans and game enthusiasts alike.”
Star Trek The Video Game will be released on April 23.