The new Star Trek video game, which is being developed by Digital Extremes, might get a Nintendo Wii U version when it is launched in early 2013, but the companies working on the title are not ready to talk about all the platforms yet.
Brian Miller, who is the senior vice president and a producer working at Paramount Pictures, has stated, “We are exploring right now all of our options to get on the platforms that make sense. It’s early. Good thing we have a lot of time to figure that out, and over the next few months we’ll be able to announce a few more things.”
Nintendo has promised that it will launch the Wii U home console on all major markets before the end of the year after it reveals the full hardware specifications and the video game line-up during the upcoming E3 2012 event.
So far a limited number of developers who are not traditionally linked to Nintendo have announced that they are interested in creating games for the Wii U, which has led some analysts to speculate that the next hardware platform from Nintendo might have problems on launch day because it lacks third-party support.
Namco Bandai and Paramount Pictures are jointly handling the publishing duties for the upcoming Star Trek video game
, which will prominently feature both Captain Kirk and First Officer Spock.
The development team at Digital Extremes has already said that they are planning to emphasize the cooperative aspect of the game in order to bring interesting challenges and so that they can create a narrative showing off the relationship between the two main characters.
The Star Trek video game will arrive alongside the second movie in the rebooted series, which is being directed by J.J. Abrams, but will tell a different story, set before the events of the movie.