New details for the Namco Bandai Star Trek video game have emerged; including names of actors who will voice the characters, pictures of scenes taken from the game, and which villain will be faced by Captain Kirk and his crew.
For Trek fans, the villain will be one which was seen on an episode of the original series.
Actors Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, John Cho and Anton Yelchin will be voicing the characters which they played in 2009’s Star Trek XI.
“We are thrilled to have these incredible actors, lending their voice to the legendary characters of Kirk and Spock in the video game realm,” said LeeAnne Stables, Paramount Pictures’ President of Consumer Products and head of the studio’s video game unit. “Players are in for a truly authentic experience with the combination of talent we have assembled bringing this action adventure game to life.”
The game’s story was written by Marianne Krawczyk in collaboration with Star Trek 2‘s Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. In Star Trek, “players control both Kirk and Spock in a sweeping journey of epic proportions across unexplored planets and enemy battleships with the latest 23rd century weapons and gear. Kirk and Spock’s complementary personalities result in the most fully realized and varied co-op experiences for this console generation.”
Kirk and crew will be facing a familiar foe, the Gorn (seen in the original series’ Arena). “There are certain elements at the core of Star Trek; insurmountable odds, exploration, villains like the Gorn and heroes like Kirk and Spock,” said Carlson Choi, VP of Marketing and Namco Bandai Games America Inc. “Our goal is to pull gamers as deep into the Star Trek universe as possible and an integral part of that is the talent that make these characters their own.
“Great villains give our favorite characters a chance to become heroes in the process of attempting to eliminate a powerful threat, and Star Trek fans have been eagerly anticipating the moment when the antagonists of the game would be revealed. This is one of those moments and we couldn’t be more excited to give gamers a glimpse at the challenges that lie ahead for Kirk and Spock.”
The Star Trek video game will be released in early 2013 on Xbox 360(R)video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.
Those attending E3 this weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center will be able to see a demonstration at the game, which is taking place this week at the Namco Bandai Games booth #1637, located in the South Hall.
More photos can be seen here.