The Star Trek franchise got a much-needed boost with J.J. Abrams' 2009 reboot. Early next year, gamers will get a chance to explore this reimagined universe as either Kirk or Spock in a video-game adaptation that bridges the events between the first film and its upcoming sequel. You may want to enlist a friend for this adventure, because it's been designed with co-op in mind.
Namco Bandai showed off a new trailer for the game last week at its Global Gamers Day, which you can see here today for the first time. In it, you can get a taste of some of the action that's in store.
The developers at Digital Extremes worked closely with Paramount Pictures and Abrams' Bad Robot production company to make the game as faithful to the movies as possible. This means that the game version of the Enterprise was built using ILM-provided models from the film.
Players can choose to play as Kirk or Spock, and they each have their own strengths on the field. Kirk is great for players who like to rush headlong into combat, while Spock is a good pick for folks who like to hang back and be more strategic. Both of their phasers can be upgraded throughout their adventure, allowing Kirk to fire even more deadly blasts, while Spock can disable enemies with a stasis field.
Look for Star Trek on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC early next year.