Los Angeles, CA– June 27, 2011– The critics have spoken! Paramount Digital Entertainment announced today that Star Trek™ unanimously won the hearts and praise of critics at 2011’s Electronic Entertainment Exposition (E3). Recognition included the prestigious“Most Valuable Game” award from both Official Xbox Magazine and PlayStation: The Official Magazine, as well a spot on CNN’s Top 5 Games of E3 2011 list. Star Trek earned additional praise for the exclusive trailer that debuted during Sony Computer Entertainment of America’s keynote address. The game will next be featured as the cover story in the current issue of GamePro , on newsstands this week.
In total, Star Trek earned five E3 2011 awards:
- <*>Playstation: The Official Magazine– Most Valuable Game of E3 2011 *> <*>Official Xbox Magazine– Most Valuable Game of E3 2011 *> <*>Electric Playground– Best of Show *> <*>Pixelated Geek– Best Awesome *> <*>The Bit Bag– Best Co-op*>
Here’s what the critics are saying about Star Trek :
Official Xbox Magazine
“I can't wait to get my hands on this one.” (Francesca Reyes, OXM Editor-in-Chief, named Star Trek her favorite E3 game.)
“This game rocks. It's fast, intense and filled with action. It's delightfully innovative, full of moments so surprisingly fun and unique that you'll wonder why no other game ever thought of them.”
“We saw the demo and it was absolutely mind blowing.”
“It's a very slick piece of work all told, and a pleasant surprise to find it at E3 with no prior announcement… Star Trek is a breathless cinematic action game for two players.”
About Star Trek Videogame
Star Trek , which continues the adventure that director and producer J.J. Abrams’ envisioned with Star Trek (2009), boasts a story filled with action-packed combat as Kirk and Spock work together to stop a legendary enemy race bent on conquering the galaxy. And for the first time ever, players are cast as Captain James T. Kirk and Spock in an unprecedented co-op experience.
Star Trek features an original story by BAFTA award winner and God of War writer, Marianne Krawczyk, in collaboration with the writer/producers of the 2009 Star Trek films, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.
The game is being developed by Digital Extremes ( Bioshock 2, Unreal Tournament, Dark Sector, The Darkness II), working closely with Bad Robot, K/O Paper Products and Damon Lindelof, and published by Paramount Digital Entertainment through a license with CBS Consumer Products. Star Trek will be coming to the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system from Sony, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC in 2012.
About Paramount Digital Entertainment
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