New 'Star Trek' Game Lets You Be Kirk and Spock

Image from new Star Trek video game.
Image from new Star Trek video game. (Image credit: Paramount Digital Entertainment)

As part of the E3 video game conference, Paramount Digital Entertainment has announced a new Star Trek game is coming to consoles and PC in summer 2012. Rather than no-name or player-created characters, as in previous games, this puts you in the new movie universe and lets players play as both Captain Kirk and the Vulcan Mr. Spock.

With co-op gameplay letting two friends become these space-faring legends, the game's story will be a new chapter within the current film universe. Marianne Krawczyk, writer of the action-adventure game God of War, is teaming up with Star Trek film producers and co-writers Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman for the new story.

The summer 2012 title also has the co-operation of Bad Robot, K/O Paper Products and Damon Lindelof. Developer Digital Extremes, known for Bioshock 2 and the Fall 2011 comic book video game The Darkness II, will take on development duties for the adventure.

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