Star Trek
Star Trek Pre-Order Deets and April Release Date Beamed Up
Written Thursday, December 20, 2012 By Richard Walker
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Namco Bandai has set its phasers to stun today with a double whammy of Star Trek: The Video Game news, with both the game's release date and some pre-order incentives revealed.

Featuring Captain Kirk and his logical half-human half-Vulcan bestest friend forever Spock, Star Trek is a third-person co-op shooter in which the duo get lethal with their phasers and shoot up enemies that include the Gorn. The video game also boasts a completely new story created especially for the game written by BAFTA award winner Marianne Krawczyk.

If you pre-order the game, you can snap up the exclusive “Elite Officer Pack”, which includes the following gubbins:

  • Stealth Pack – Kirk and Spock stealth uniforms, plus Starfleet Type IV Stealth Sniper Rifle and extra ammo
  • Brawler Pack – Kirk leather jacket costume and Spock Vulcan Science Academy costume
  • Kelvin Pack – Kirk and Spock  U.S.S. Kelvin uniforms, plus  U.S.S. Kelvin Hand Phaser
  • Academy Pack – Kirk Academy Uniform, Spock Officer Dress Uniform, plus Academy Phaser
  • Kobayashi Maru Pack – Kirk and Spock  Kobayashi Maru uniforms

Star Trek: The Video Game will be warping to stores on April 26th, 2013. Check out an image of the pre-order Elite Officer pack below.


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Comment #1 by 123yhman
Thursday, December 20, 2012 @ 11:14:52 AM
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This game could be quite good..

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Comment #2 by Rivercurse
Thursday, December 20, 2012 @ 11:20:07 AM
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It just feels like more of a rental right now..

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Comment #3 by NewFoundTerror
Thursday, December 20, 2012 @ 11:23:59 AM
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Seams like a Mass Effect nock off?.. Hard to say..

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Comment #4 by Raging Bullgod
Thursday, December 20, 2012 @ 11:32:36 AM
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They couldn't come up with something better than "Star Trek: the video game" Tie-in games really need to have better though out titles than this. Makes it seem like a crappy shovelware title.

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Comment #5 by ViNyLek
Thursday, December 20, 2012 @ 11:45:07 AM
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BFF - LOL, I will pass. This game looks like something deserving to be on that shameless cash in list. Hopefully I am wrong (for the sake of all interested), but will not be buying it either way...

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Thursday, December 20, 2012 @ 11:48:04 AM
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They need to come up with a Star Trek game that mixes in some open world Fallout style game play.

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Comment #7 by STONE DEVIL
Thursday, December 20, 2012 @ 11:50:11 AM
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JJ's Star Trek and The Wrath of Khan are only good Star Trek anything.

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Comment #8 by L1E
Thursday, December 20, 2012 @ 11:54:58 AM
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Definitely going to be waiting on the reviews for this one. Love Star Trek in general, but I'm not down to waste money on a potentially shitty game.

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Comment #9 by hipcagneyhop
Thursday, December 20, 2012 @ 01:12:53 PM
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Please please please don't have a shitty online mode, or for that online mode atall! If this game is even close to a cheap knock off of Mass Effect though,it will still be purchased!!!

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Comment #10 by RDWatson16
Thursday, December 20, 2012 @ 01:25:54 PM
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seems good pre-order bonuses

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Comment #11 by Si Alpha
Thursday, December 20, 2012 @ 02:13:10 PM
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Star Trek into Bargain Bins

It all just looks too generic and underwhelming to be anything more than a conveniently timed cash-in, let alone something that can do justice to the Abrams films. Shame really.

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Comment #12 by HamKet
Thursday, December 20, 2012 @ 02:57:24 PM
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According to, the game releases in the US on April 23, 2013, and has the same pre-order bonuses listed here.

I was worried that the different uniform packs would be broken out into different exclusives here in the states.

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Comment #13 by Midersaw
Thursday, December 20, 2012 @ 04:11:04 PM
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This game will sell like shit because it's just a generic 3rd person shooter that has nothing to do with Star Trek. No exploration, no ship battles, no characterization, no away missions with puzzles to solve. Then they'll never make another Star Trek game because they will cite the lackluster sales as evidence that people aren't interested.

How about this? Make a good Star Trek game, not generic space shooter #9000.

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Comment #14 by bigbear2face
Thursday, December 20, 2012 @ 06:45:29 PM
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At #2: That is exactly what I thought when I saw a trailer.

From the very brief trailer I saw it looked like a Mass Effect clone in the Star Trek universe. Which could be...Great. Of course it could also be god awfully bad

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Comment #15 by SHMEEDIDDY
Thursday, December 20, 2012 @ 07:02:06 PM
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@ 7 100% agree, wished the sequal had Kahn though instead sum random nobody! Ugh!

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Comment #16 by Restricted-Access
Thursday, December 20, 2012 @ 07:33:15 PM
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But Bethesda DID give us "Star Trek Legacy!" Oh, wait... were still holding our breath for an apology for that travesty!!!

Somebody needs to re-release that Star Trek game from the arcade (1982) for the 360 (as an XBLA game). THAT Star Trek game was FUN!!! I'd drop 800 MS Points for that (I probably did, in quarters).

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Comment #17 by Phunky
Friday, December 21, 2012 @ 04:17:52 AM
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Comment #18 by Yeffrey
Friday, December 21, 2012 @ 08:49:42 AM
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Ive been a Trekker all my life. My loyalty demands I purchase this. I bought Star Trek Legacy on release day, I bought tons of other crappy Star Trek games in past years and damn it, I WILL BUY THIS ONE.

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Comment #19 by champagne02
Saturday, December 22, 2012 @ 01:24:11 PM
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I hope that it turns out to be a good game. Live Long and Prosper.

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