Star Trek release date beams in

Star Trek, the video game spin-off from the newly revived movie series, will be released on April 26th, publisher Namco Bandai has announced. It's being developed for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

It's a third person action with a heavy emphasis on co-operative play. You'll take control of Kirk or Spock, each with their own unique style of combat. Kirk is, of course, the gung ho soldier type who gets his hands dirty. Spock favours a stealthier approach, using the distraction caused by his less subtle comrade to get the advantage over enemies, bringing them down with his Vulcan neck pinch.

Although there will be only two main playable characters, the whole Enterprise crew will make an appearance. Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto reprise their roles from the movies as Kirk and Spock, while co-stars Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho and Anton Yelchin have all recorded new dialogue as well.

Plot-wise, the game takes place between the 2009 blockbuster reboot and the upcoming sequel Star Trek: Into Darkness. The enemies will be the Gorn, the reptilian alien species that made a memorable debut in the original series back in the 1960s.

Star Trek will be out at the end of April, a few weeks before Into Darkness opens in cinemas. Energise!

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Release Date: 21/12/2012