If you’re not excited about Digital Extremes’ new licensed Star Trek game, you haven’t been paying attention. We broke this title last year, and were excited enough to give DE one of our Best of E3 Pleek Awards.
For those of you who haven’t seen much on the new title, Star Trek abandons the path-most-traveled. Digital Extremes has decided to take the J.J. Abrams universe as inspiration, but to avoid cramping the title by giving it a scenario separated from the 1st and 2nd films in the reboot universe, penned by regular Abrams collaborators Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci (Star Trek, Casino Royale, etc) in conjunction with God of War scribe and BAFTA-winner Marianne Krawczyk.
The title uses a third-person camera view and cover-based game-play, and promises to focus very heavily on co-operative mechanics, from simple mechanics like player revives to area gates (‘Help me lift this, you big strong Vulcan you,’) to actual combat flanking and other tactical game-play choices.