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Star Trek co-op shooter announced

Kirk and Spock are to star in a Star Trek co-op shooter following on from the recent movie reboot, headed to PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in summer 2012.

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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."

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    June 3, 2011 9:30 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Star Trek co-op shooter announced.

    Kirk and Spock are to star in a Star Trek co-op shooter following on from the recent movie reboot, headed to PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in summer 2012.

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      June 3, 2011 9:34 AM

      needs cover system plus perks

      "Lothario Perk" Gain Extra Stamina after successfully bedding green alien chick

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      June 3, 2011 9:47 AM

      After 25 years of disappointment, I'm not getting my hopes up of a good star trek game. I'll believe it when I see it.

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        June 3, 2011 9:48 AM

        25th Anniversary and Judgement Rites were fun!

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          June 3, 2011 11:16 AM

          Two of my favorite adventure games.

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          June 3, 2011 5:04 PM

          fun? 25th anniversary was just plain good.

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          June 4, 2011 2:20 AM

          25th anniversary ranks among my top adventure games.

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        June 3, 2011 9:48 AM

        Never played Elite Force?

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          June 3, 2011 10:25 AM

          Yeah Elite Force 1 and 2 were really good.

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          June 3, 2011 5:46 PM

          I loved Elite Force!

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            June 4, 2011 2:21 AM

            I probably put about 100 hours into elite force multiplayer.

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        June 3, 2011 9:58 AM

        The armada and starfleet command games weren't entirely horrible either.

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          June 3, 2011 10:30 AM

          I actually enjoyed Starfleet Command a lot. Helped that Patrick Stewart pitched in as Picard, but the game was solid fun for me. I'd even buy something like a revamped Armada.

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        June 3, 2011 10:27 AM

        elite force, bridge commander and klingon academy would like a word with you.

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          June 3, 2011 4:56 PM

          Klingon Honor Guard.

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        June 3, 2011 11:17 AM

        I think the Star Trek franchise has seen a more consistent record of good games than Star Wars, to be quite honest. Even stuff like Birth of the Federation was solid and a lot of fun.

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        June 3, 2011 11:28 AM

        Bridge Commander was good, it just came at a time when space action simulator type games were really starting to lose their market. Granted, the character models were pretty lol, but the rest of the game was pretty damn solid.

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        June 3, 2011 5:05 PM

        Birth of the Federation.

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        June 3, 2011 6:29 PM

        Probably because every game focuses on combat, when it should focus on exploration.

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        June 4, 2011 2:42 AM

        A Final Unity was pretty good!

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      June 3, 2011 9:56 AM

      No trebbles. No buy.

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        June 3, 2011 9:58 AM

        How about with Tribbles?

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          June 3, 2011 9:59 AM

          Also does this mean you have fun with STO and it's tribble breeding minigame?

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            June 3, 2011 10:02 AM

            Did they fix the little bug they had in the beta where you would blink and suddenly your inventory was full of tribbles? That was the best bug ever.

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              June 3, 2011 10:27 AM

              I think so - I don't generally keep tribbles around - pass them off to crew members.

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        June 3, 2011 11:37 AM

        Some games have trebbles, others have bass
        We got the kind trekkies that are in your face!

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        June 3, 2011 5:09 PM

        The Wii version will probably have a Duck Hunt clone with tribbles.

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      June 3, 2011 10:00 AM

      it sounds like a great idea, as long as the game doesn't suck.

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      June 3, 2011 11:23 AM

      Do they even use real guns in Star Trek? I thought they used those gay phaser things.

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        June 3, 2011 4:40 PM

        Phasers have three settings: Stun, Kill, and "Naked Male Ice sculptures that Pee Mojitos."

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      June 4, 2011 1:53 AM

      am i the only one that noticed "studio previously responsible for BioShock 2's multiplayer" ??? did we all forget so soon what broken junk that was?

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      June 4, 2011 2:22 AM

      Also did anyone here play "The Fallen"? To my knowledge it was the only DS9 game.

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        June 4, 2011 12:22 PM

        There was also an adventure game in the first couple of seasons, Harbinger; Dominion Wars, a not very good strategy game; and a Genesis/SNES game, Crossroads of Time.

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      June 4, 2011 2:37 AM

      I wish they would continue The Next Generation with a few games. Nemesis was not the best send off.