It's a right of passage that every in-development videogame of any note must go through at some point. I'm talking about the day its pre-order bonuses get announced. That's like the videogame development equivalent of getting your drivers license.
That day is today for Star Trek The Video Game
(Why is "videogame" two words?).
Starting tomorrow morning at participating retailers you'll be able to pre-order Star Trek The Video Game
for the Xbox 360, PS3, and digital download for PC (and PS3 as well).
The Elite Officer Pack
is what you'll get as your pre-order bonus. In it you'll get:
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
I've never been a Trekkie but, nevertheless, I don't know how I feel about two icons from a different era of Science Fiction like Kirk and Spock being molded into slick, modern-day sci-fi action stars. I'm weirdly uncomfortable looking at their trademark Starfleet unis as skins on 3D character models. Now, instead of classic and iconic, they're Commander Shepard and Master Chief in different cloths.
Already the winner of multiple E3 awards as one of the most anticipated new games of the year, Paramount Pictures and NAMCO Bandai Games today revealed the release date for STAR TREK The Video Game – April 23, 2013!
Moreover, the legion of eager Star Trek fans and gamers will have to wait no longer to place their orders, as STAR TREK The Video Game is available for pre-order beginning tomorrow morning at participating national retailers. STAR TREK will bring an original adventure to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and via digital download for PC and PlayStation 3.
All pre-orders for the game will also include access to the “Elite Officer Pack,” which features exclusive items and unique uniforms for legendary characters Kirk and Spock, who play front and center in a completely new story created especially for STAR TREK The Video Game, written by BAFTA award winner Marianne Krawczyk.
The exclusive “Elite Officer Pack” will include:
· 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
In the link below you’ll find the box art for STAR TREK The Video Game, which Paramount also officially unveiled today. We welcome you to share this with your audience, along with the pre-order and release date information. You can find media artwork for STAR TREK The Video Game, including this box art and images of the “Elite Officer Pack” available at the following link: http://tinyurl.com/startrekvideogame