The world has many choices that socially define what kind of person we are, such as what brand of computer we use, what football team we support, what console we play on etc…but none can define your childhood more than the simple, Star Wars or Star Trek? But even the most hardcore of Star Wars fans are not going to deny that the new Star Trek video game looks great.
We at WJ were invited to a preview of the game at London's Science Museum where Paramount Pictures Senior Vice President Brian Miller answered some of our questions. We're sorry we didn't film any of the models walking about in short and skimpy Star Trek outfits but we can assure you they looked better then the short & overweight Stormtroopers at our last Star Wars invite.
First thing you should know is that this is a co-op game, so if like me you're a big fan of games like Army Of Two, then this is a must for you. Developed by Digital Extremes (Bioshock 2, Darkness 2) The game follows Kirk and Spock around a totally new and original story written by both the films writers and God Of War BAFTA winning writer Marianne Krawczyk which is based on events after the 2009 movie. But whats most impressive about the dialogue in this game is that it is voiced by the original actors in the film, which is a feature that should secure the purchase for any die hard Trekkie.
You can explore the ship from the 2009 movie, hijack enemy ships, revisit some classic Star Trek moments, use a big selection of weapons including that of the enemies, play short mini games as your co-op partner defends you and even play some levels as the enemy for a truly unique Star Trek experience. This game is Star Trek video gaming at its best, visually stunning and fun to play, the real deal, far from Disney.
The game will be released on Xbox, Playstation and on the PC and if you're lucky enough to have yourself a nice 3D monitor/TV then this game will help finally justify the purchase to your partner as they play along with you in jaw dropping 3D.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC.
Release date: April 26th 2013