Star Trek co-op shooter announced

Star Trek video games are boldly going where they've never gone before with a new co-op shooter starring Kirk and Spock, publisher Paramount Digital Entertainment announced today. The imaginatively-named Star Trek follows on from the recent semi-reboot movie.

The dynamic duo will be teaming up to "stop a legendary enemy race bent on conquering the galaxy," Paramount says. The game's script is penned by God of War series writer Marianne Krawcyzk "in collaboration with" the movie's writers Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman.

Star Trek will be released for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in summer 2012. Development is being handled by Digital Extremes, the studio previously responsible for BioShock 2's multiplayer and currently making The Darkness II. This is about all we know for now, so you'd best try to make your enjoyment of the single screenshot last as long as possible.

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