Paramount Digital Entertainment and Ontario-based Digital Exremes have announced plans for a new Star Trek
video game with a title based around the franchise's 2009 motion picture reboot.
Players will take control of James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock for co-operative "action-packed combat" based around stopping "an enemy race bent on conquering the galaxy," according to the announcement.
God of War
writer Marianne Krawczyk, who Gamasutra named one of the top 20 game writers
in 2009, has signed on to develop an original story for the title along with the film's writer/producers Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman.
Production houses Bad Robot and K/O Paper Products will also be closely involved in the project, according to the announcement, along with movie producer Damon Lindelof.
"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," said Paramount Digital Entertainment president Tom Lesinski, in a statement.
The game, which is planned for Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows release in summer 2012, will be the first Star Trek game since 2010's Cryptic-developed Star Trek Online
. 2009 Naked Sky-developed digital release Star Trek D.A.C.
, which was also based on the 2009 film, received mediocre reviews from critics.
Digital Extremes, perhaps best known for its work on Unreal Tournament
and BioShock 2
, recently announced it was developing a sequel
to 2007 critical darlingThe Darkness
, which sold over a million units.
The developer recently received a $2.5 million grant
from the Ontario government to relocate its offices within province.