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NAMCO BANDAI To Release Star Trek Video Game
Star Trek - The Video Game is on the way, with NAMCO BANDAI and Paramount Pictures tag-teaming on the game, which NAMCO BANDAI will co-publish and distribute in spring 2013, shortly before the May 17 release of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek sequel. Star Trek – The Video Game, which will be set in the Star Trek universe introduced in Star Trek (2009), will be available in the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC formats.
Designed to provide the ultimate co-op experience, Star Trek – The Video Game will allow players to control both Kirk and Spock, who must work in tandem to stop a familiar and lethal enemy hell-bent on conquering the galaxy. Kirk and Spock grow closer as friends and colleagues in the process, essentially building a bridge between the events of Star Trek (2009) and the sequel. Players will find themselves immersed in an epic adventure along with Kirk and Spock, crisscrossing the universe and its unexplored planets, encountering enemy battleships and utilizing the latest 23rd-century gear and weaponry. BAFTA Award winner Marianne Krawczyk wrote the original script, working closely with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, co-writers and co-producers of Star Trek (2009) and the in-production sequel.
A pre-alpha-phase version of Star Trek -- The Video Game received widespread acclaim at the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo. PlayStation: The Official Magazine and Official Xbox Magazine bestowed "Most Valuable Game" honors upon it, while CNN included it on its "Top 5 Games of E3 2011" list.
"Star Trek continues to be one of the most-beloved entertainment properties around the world," said Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing for NAMCO BANDAI Games America, Inc. "NAMCO BANDAI is extremely excited to be teaming up with Paramount Pictures to create the definitive Star Trek interactive experience."