New Star Trek game revealed

Paramount is working on a brand new Star Trek game for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

The boxed game is being developed by Digital Extremes (the team that worked on BioShock 2 and Dark Sector amongst others) and is due for release in summer 2012.

Although not based directly on a movie, the game is set in the same universe as the 2009 Star Trek film, which was directed and produced by Lost creator JJ Abrams. The game is even being developed in collaboration with the movie’s writers (Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman) and Abrams’ Bad Robot production company.

It has also been written by award-winning God of War writer Marianne Krawczyk.

The title puts players in control of Kirk and Spock to stop an alien race attempt to conquer the galaxy.

Star Trek challenges the boundaries of co-op gameplay with a galactic adventure that gamers and fans have never experienced,” said Tom Lesinski, President of Paramount Digital Entertainment.

Working closely with the Star Trek filmmaking team throughout development, the game is sure to deliver triple-A production values, a wide variety of gameplay and all the action you would expect from the hit franchise. This will be the definitive Star Trek gaming experience.”

The game will be shown behind closed doors at E3 next week.

Abrams is planning a second Star Trek film is currently scheduled for a 2012 release.

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