Star Trek Online, the free to play online roleplaying game that continues the story of the Prime Timeline, is releasing two brand-new starships on PC this week. Both of these ships are updates to classic designs from Star Trek history, including a ship that was almost lost to time.

First up is the Narendra, a new Federation starship named after the Klingon Colony on Narendra III, where the Enterprise-C was lost. It’s a fitting tribute, because this update to the venerable Ambassador class is based on the original design for the Enterprise-C by Andrew Probert. While this design didn’t end up being used in Star Trek: The Next Generation, a model of it briefly hung in the Enterprise D’s Observation Lounge. Both of these ships were modeled by superstar 3D artist Tobias Richter, who was responsible for the Enteprise-D model used in the TNG HD releases.

The Var’ral is an update to one of our most-popular and classic Klingon ships, the Vor’cha class. The Vor'cha was originally introduced in 2367 as a response to the increasing tensions of the Borg, Dominion and Cardassian threats that marked this stressful time in history. Over the next few years, this versatile and sturdy warship proved its worth time and again, captained by many different able-bodied Klingon warriors. This updated version of such an honorable lineage has taken the same qualities that made it a staple of the Empire's fleet, and improved them for this new age of conflict, with the intention that the Vor'ral-class will be the answer to the instability of this age.

Both of these ships are now available in game, as a bundle or separate purchases.

Star Trek Online is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game that allows players to explore the Star Trek universe from within. Players can forge their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship, champion the Empire through the far reaches of the galaxy as a Klingon Warrior, rebuild the Romulan legacy as the commander of a Romulan Republic Warbird or carry out daring missions on behalf of the Dominion as a Jem’Hadar soldier. Captains can also explore iconic locations from the Star Trek universe, make contact with new alien species and battle alongside other players in customizable starships. Star Trek Online is currently available on PC, PlayStation4 and Xbox One. 

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