New J.J. Abrams-based Star Trek game announced

Fans of the 2009 reboot of the Star Trek sci-fi franchise by director J.J. Abrams will be getting a proper game adaptation in the summer of 2012. That's the date for the release of Star Trek, an all new action game from publisher Paramount Digital Entertainment. The game will feature an all new story that continues after the events featured in the 2009 film where "Kirk and Spock must work together to stop a legendary enemy race bent on conquering the galaxy." A screenshot from the game can be seen above.

The new game is being developed by Digital Extremes which is also developing the first person horror-shooter The Darkness II for 2K Games. This new Star Trek game will give players control of the classic Kirk and Spock characters and will also feature co-op support. The game's story is being written by Marianne Krawczyk who has served as the main writer for all three God of War games. The game will be coming to stores for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms. It will be shown next week at E3 2011.

The 2009 Star Trek movie got a small downloadable game adaptation, Star Trek D-A-C, that was basically a simple arcade space shooter. In addition to the new Star Trek movie game, Cryptic Studios continues to operate the MMO Star Trek Online. Cryptic was recently acquired for $50 million by Perfect World Entertainment but apparently the game will still continue to be supported and updated. In addition, a browser based game, Star Trek Infinite Space, is being developed by Gameforge. Set in the Next Generation timeline, there's no word on when that game will launch.

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