If you’ve purchased a copy of the recently released Star Trek videogame on Steam, you may be staring longingly at the “Invite” button, unable to ask a friend to join you in some Kirk and Spock action. That’s because the highly anticipated co-op feature is not even working on impulse power, let alone warp speed. Now Paramount and its real-world co-op partner, Namco, have something to say about it.
If you’ve seen Star Trek, either the classic series or the rebooted movie, you’ll know that the two main characters, Kirk and Spock, complement each other. Kirk is brash, while Spock is thoughtful. Kirk loves the ladies, and Spock loves the logic (or Uhura, in the case of the movie). Now the enterprising duo are the main characters in the upcoming videogame, Star Trek, bringing their different attitudes to the game’s co-op play. I recently spent some time playing a hands-on demo of this upcoming third-person action-adventure, voiced by the actors of the rebooted movies, and the tricorder readings are promising. I can safely say that this is one of the best co-op experiences I’ve ever had.
James Tiberius Kirk. Three to beam up. He’s dead, Jim. If any of these words elicit a geeky thrill, then you’ll also know that many past Star Trek videogames…do not. The MMO Star Trek Online notwithstanding, Star Trek videogames have not earned the love that Star Wars fans gave Knights of the Old Republic 1 and 2 and The Force Unleashed. This might change with the release of the upcoming game Star Trek. Fans who grok Spock might want to give Star Trek a try.
As fans (and fanfiction writers) of Star Trek know, Kirk and Spock make a great team. That’s because Kirk is the rough-and-tumble leader, and Spock is the cooler-headed second-in-command. So when making the upcoming Star Trek the Video Game, the developers knew that harnessing the dynamic of this dynamic duo would turn this game into pure awesome. In this two-minute trailer, “Making the Game Part 1,” it seems their instincts were spot-on.