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Star Trek set to release in 2013

Star Trek set to release in 2013

Paramount Pictures has announced that they team up with Namco Bandai to co-publish Star Trek, being developed by Digital Extremes. The game is set to hit stores in the first quarter of 2013.

Press release:



Paramount Pictures and Namco Bandai team up for STAR TREK video game!

Studio chooses industry leader to co-publish and distribute highly anticipated video game inspired by the new Star Trek film, set to ship the first quarter of 2013 prior to new movie.


Paramount Pictures and leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. today announced the two companies have signed a deal for NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. to co-publish and distribute the highly anticipated Star Trek video game worldwide during the first quarter of 2013 for all major home consoles and PC.

The action-packed combat game is set to launch the first quarter of 2013 prior to the May 17th theatrical release of the next Star Trek installment from director and producer J.J. Abrams. The game, through a license with CBS Consumer Products, 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.

“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”, commented LeeAnne Stables, Paramount Pictures Executive Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Partnerships and head of the studio’s video game unit. Stables continued, “The positive response from our initial unveiling at E3 last year was unprecedented, 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.”

“Star Trek continues to be one of the most beloved entertainment properties around the world, and NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe is extremely excited to be teaming up with Paramount Pictures to create the definitive Star Trek interactive experience,” said Olivier Comte, SVP of marketing, Sales and Publishing for NAMCO BANDAI Partners S.A.S.

Paramount unveiled the Star Trek video game in pre-alpha phase at 2011’s Electronic Entertainment Exposition (E3) and won the praise of critics including the prestigious “Most Valuable Game” awards from Official Xbox Magazine and PlayStation: The Official Magazine, and was included as one of CNN’s Top 5 Games of E3 2011 list. The Star Trek video game also won additional praise with an exclusive trailer that debuted during Sony Computer Entertainment of America’s keynote address at its annual E3 press conference.

The Star Trek video game is being developed by Ontario-based developer Digital Extremes (Bioshock 2, Unreal Tournament, Dark Sector, The Darkness II) with production being overseen by Paramount Creative Executive Brian Miller. “Working with Paramount Pictures and Digital Extremes reinforces NAMCO BANDAI Games’ commitment of expanding its portfolio to include Triple ‘A’ Western developed games in addition to its popular and well-respected Japanese Franchises,” said Olivier Comte. “Digital Extremes’ attention to detail, and the collaboration with Paramount Pictures and the team at Bad Robot Interactive will create an authenticity that is sure to thrill Star Trek fans and gamers alike.”

The game’s original story is being penned by BAFTA award winner and God of War writer Marianne Krawczyk in collaboration with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, writers and producers for the upcoming Star Trek film. Built from the ground up as the ultimate co-op experience, the Star Trek video game lets 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.

For more information about the upcoming Star Trek movie from Paramount Pictures, please visit http://www.startrekmovie.com.

All comments

Commented on 2012-02-10 21:02:58
Wonder if it will turn out decent, so far star trek has been a series that is just never any good as a game. (Not really a star trek fan but I'm open to any decent game).
Commented on 2012-02-10 21:32:26
I loved the old Star Trek adventure games :)
And the first Voyager 1st-person game was quite nice...
Commented on 2012-02-10 22:14:30 In reply to rezehnder
Posted by rezehnder
I loved the old Star Trek adventure games :)
And the first Voyager 1st-person game was quite nice...
Oh yeah, Elite Force was great, and I also LOVED Bridge Commander and the Starfleet Command games.

*sigh* Space battle sims began to die out with the continued rising popularity of first person shooters. Space and flight sims aren't even treated like whole genres anymore, they function more like mini-games in other genres.

I'm pretty sure that whatever THIS game is, it's going to suck. Instead of making a game that just does what the movie is doing, why not make a game about a completely different federation ship? Let the gamer build a crew or become a member of that ship, and then have that story run prequel or parallel to the events in the film.

Maybe even give the ship a cameo in the film, acknowledging the branching story arc. Gamers would invest in something like that.
Commented on 2012-02-10 23:10:18
They should borrow heavily from Flotilla.
Commented on 2012-02-11 12:45:14
Digital Extremes... sigh.
Commented on 2012-02-11 17:57:33 In reply to Acert93
Posted by Acert93
They should borrow heavily from Flotilla.
I wish that they would, but this has already been established as a 3rd person shooter.
Commented on 2012-02-11 19:13:24
At least there's hope since it's so far off
Commented on 2012-02-12 07:16:57 In reply to GrimThorne
Posted by GrimThorne
Oh yeah, Elite Force was great, and I also LOVED Bridge Commander and the Starfleet Command games.

*sigh* Space battle sims began to die out with the continued rising popularity of first person shooters. Space and flight sims aren't even treated like whole genres anymore, they function more like mini-games in other genres.

I'm pretty sure that whatever THIS game is, it's going to suck. Instead of making a game that just does what the movie is doing, why not make a game about a completely different federation ship? Let the gamer build a crew or become a member of that ship, and then have that story run prequel or parallel to the events in the film.

Maybe even give the ship a cameo in the film, acknowledging the branching story arc. Gamers would invest in something like that.
You should check out Evochron Mercenary, it's a pretty cool/cheap space sim. You can even fly from space down to the surface of planets, and it has your usual trading, mining, fighting, etc type opportunities. Plus it's tiny, like 200MB.
Commented on 2012-02-12 08:01:01
there are quite a few games like that getting released on the PC these days.
Pretty cool actually.

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