Star Trek co-op game sets phasers for 2012

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Paramount Digital Entertainment has announced a brand new Star Trek title starring Kirk and Spock as envisioned in J. J. Abrams' 2009 Star Trek film. Titled simply Star Trek, the game is under development at Digital Extremes (BioShock 2, Darkness 2) and takes place after the film, tasking Kirk and Spock with taking down "a legendary enemy race bent on conquering the galaxy." The story is being handled by God of War writer Marianne Krawczyk along with the film's writers Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman.

The development team is "working closely" with Abrams' Bad Robot production company and producer Damon Lindelof, with Paramount promising co-op and "AAA production values, a wide variety of gameplay and all the action you would expect from the hit franchise." Star Trek is slated to materialize on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2012. It will also be on display at E3 next week, and you can bet your space boots we'll be beaming down.
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Action adventure co-op game casting players as Kirk and Spock to debut next
week at Electronic Entertainment Exposition (E3) 2011

Los Angeles, CA – June 3, 2011 – Paramount Digital Entertainment confirmed today that Star Trek™
will be coming to the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3
computer entertainment system and Windows PC in summer 2012. With an original story and
unprecedented co-op experience, the game casts players as Kirk and Spock for the first time ever.

The game, which continues the adventure that director and producer J.J. Abrams envisioned with Star
Trek (2009), boasts a stand alone story filled with action-packed combat as Kirk and Spock must work
together to stop a legendary enemy race bent on conquering the galaxy.

"Star Trek challenges the boundaries of co-op gameplay with a galactic adventure that gamers and fans
have never experienced," said Tom Lesinski, President of Paramount Digital Entertainment. "Working
closely with the Star Trek filmmaking team throughout development, the game is sure to deliver
AAA production values, a wide variety of gameplay and all the action you would expect from the hit
franchise. This will be the definitive Star Trek gaming experience."

Star Trek features an original story by BAFTA award winner and God of War writer, Marianne Krawczyk,
in collaboration with the writer/producers of the new Star Trek films, Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman.

The game is under development by Digital Extremes (Bioshock 2, Unreal Tournament, Dark Sector, The
Darkness II), working closely with Bad Robot, K/O Paper Products and Damon Lindelof and published
by Paramount Digital Entertainment through a license with CBS Consumer Products. Star Trek will be

available in stores 2012.

Paramount Digital Entertainment will be providing a first look at the title to press during the upcoming
Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, June 7-9, 2011. To schedule an appointment please
contact Casey Lynch,


About Paramount Digital Entertainment

Paramount Digital Entertainment (PDE) is a division of Paramount Pictures Corporation. PDE develops and
distributes filmed entertainment across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and
portable devices, videogames, and emerging technologies.

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment,
is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected
film, television and digital entertainment brands. The company's labels include Paramount Pictures,
Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC
operations also include Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount
Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., Paramount Studio
Group and Paramount Television & Digital Distribution.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.