Developer Digital Extremes and publisher Namco Bandai reveal that the upcoming Star Trek video game will, for the first time in the history of the universe, allow players to explore locations like the observation lounge, the engineering decks, officer’s quarter and the turbolift on the new incarnation of the original Enterprise.The game is based on movie reboot handled by J.J. Abrams and the team working on Star Trek was able to consult with the artists who re-designed the Enterprise in order to create interesting locations that reflect the core nature of the series.
Brian Miller, the senior vice president at Paramount Pictures and an executive producer on the game, states, “Giving gamers the opportunity to explore the U.S.S. Enterprise is one of the more exciting aspects of our video game and one that we can’t wait to share with Star Trek fans and gamers worldwide.”
Some of the areas will also be featured in the coming sequel in the Star Trek movie series.
The team hints that all the locations will be turned into battlefield as Captain Kirk and First Officer Spock need to battle the Gorn, a classic enemy that was first seen in the Arena episode of the original television series.
Digital Extremes has updated the look of the Gorn and has given them a complex backstory before crafting an entire campaign around them and the clear danger they pose for the Federation.
Miller adds, “The Enterprise is not just a ship – she is one of the most important characters in all of Star Trek. Our goal from day one was to make sure that the Enterprise looks, feels and even sounds as true to life as anything players have ever seen.”
Star Trek will be launched on the PC and on home consoles on April 26 in North America and three days later in Europe.