As if the year 2013 didn’t already sound futuristic enough, the co-operative Star Trek action game that was announced at 2011’s E3 finally has a release date: the first quarter of 2013. And there’s no chance of it falling into a worm hole, because they’re using it to get everyone excited about the next Star Trek movie, out May of next year. Slash machinima makers are going to love having control of Kirk and Spock. If there’s no “make them kiss” option, the makers have truly misunderstood their audience.
I think I’d better remind you about what the game’s all about, because it had completely dropped out of my cortex brain thing. Have a memory-aiding video.
It looks a little bit shonky, but that was early footage. I’m tentatively interested, because my love for Splinter Cell’s co-op endures and I’d like more games to focus on two people working together. I prefer smaller co-op experiences, generally, because it makes you feel like you’re working together, rather than playing a different form of team deathmatch. If developers Digital Extremes focus on two-player timing, rather than manly shooty bangs, I’ll be hunting for a Kirk to my Spock for long, romantic strolls in the Alpha Quadrant.