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Star Trek Co-Op Coming to PC, Consoles in 2012

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UT developer Digital Extremes is working with Bad Robot on an action-packed co-op sequel to Abrams' 2009 Star Trek reboot.

Digital Extremes, the Canadian studio who co-developed Unreal and the early Unreal Tournament games with Epic as well as worked on other popular titles like the two BioShock games, Dark Sector, Homefront and the upcoming The Darkness 2, is currently working on a "sequel" to J. J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot. The game isn't based on the next movie currently in production, but instead is a stand-alone story which takes place immediately after the 2009 film.

According to Paramount Digital Entertainment, players will take the roles of Kirk and Spock for the very first time. "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 AAA 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, slated for 2012 for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, will feature co-op gameplay and a story by BAFTA award winner and God of War writer, Marianne Krawczyk, in collaboration with the writer/producers of the new Star Trek films, Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Digital Extremes will be working closely with Bad Robot, K/O Paper Products and Damon Lindelof (co-creator and executive producer of Lost), Paramount said.

Unsurprisingly, Paramount didn't provide any additional details, only adding that the game will be filled with "action-packed combat." Instead, the publisher will provide a hands-on preview for the press next week during E3 2011, so stay tuned.

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    wintermint , June 3, 2011 7:12 PM
    Sweet, can't wait :) 
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    td854 , June 3, 2011 7:37 PM
    It's nice to see more devolopers creating games with a co-op option. I've played my fair share of MMOs and I've pretty much made up my mind that when it comes to playing online games; I'd rather play with one good friend than a huge group of idiots.
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    Hellbound , June 3, 2011 7:38 PM
    Hope it doesnt suck.. The last trek game I liked was Klingon Academy. Star Trek online the ships dont feel huge.
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    gm0n3y , June 3, 2011 9:27 PM
    It would be awesome to play Kirk/Spock, don't fuck it up guys. Hopefully the game is full of two-handed hits and hot green chicks.
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    NuclearShadow , June 3, 2011 9:54 PM
    While I enjoyed the movie and am a mild Star Trek fan I never even thought about a game being released based off it. I do hope they include ship battles but with Co-Pp it sounds a bit unlikely.

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    players will take the roles of Kirk and Spock for the very first time.


    Ummm... I am pretty sure this is incorrect. Maybe the "young" or "alternate" Kirk and Spock. But I am pretty sure there have been games where players had control of Kirk and Spock before. From the top of my head I think the NES Star Trek game is one of them.
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    samely , June 3, 2011 9:58 PM
    td854It's nice to see more devolopers creating games with a co-op option. I've played my fair share of MMOs and I've pretty much made up my mind that when it comes to playing online games; I'd rather play with one good friend than a huge group of idiots.

    This. Couldn't agree more.
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    hixbot , June 4, 2011 1:07 AM
    Hopefully the PC won't get snubbed from local co-op. I never understood why console versions get all the local play.
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    dimar , June 4, 2011 2:52 AM
    I'd prefer some Star Trek after TNG, in the distant future. Stop using the past stuff.
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    NuclearShadow , June 5, 2011 6:28 AM
    dimarI'd prefer some Star Trek after TNG, in the distant future. Stop using the past stuff.


    This is "new" in a way as its a alternative history/universe.
    Because of so much history being altered this means even the existing characters have lived very different experiences which makes them very different people. All their adventures will be unique and all very different. This is also can not be considered the past in Star Trek as it is the alternative dimensions present. TNG for example hasn't happened yet and do to the changes in history may never.

    Think of it as if Bruce Wayne never lost his parents. There would be no way he would be BatMan in the future. He would be a entirely different person living a entirely different life.
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    macewrox , June 6, 2011 12:34 PM
    Anyone else think that weapon in the picture looks like a plasma rifle from Halo? Just sayin.
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    fir_ser , June 7, 2011 1:06 AM
    Interesting game.