J.J. Abrams' Star Trek is getting a video game, set between the first film reboot and the upcoming sequel release from Paramount Pictures. Set phasers to stun, because surprise of surprises, the plainly-titled Star Trek just might turn out to be good. Kevin Kelley got some time with the title at E3, and the news he has to share ought to make us all happy to live long and prosper.
"The game is a standalone title, in the gap between the first film and the next film (which we weren't given any details on), and in the build we saw, there was stand-in audio for Spock and Kirk, but Sinclair promised that audio from the actual actors would be in the game when it ships. They've been working on the game for a year and a half, and it will be at least another year before the game comes out. What that really means is that they have a lot of time to work on this, which isn't the case for most movie or franchise tie-ins. Could Star Trek shed the bad video game film adaptation stigma? Based on what we were shown, it sure looks like it."
My mom passed on her genetic love of Star Trek a long time ago, so count me excited. And, if I may so make a suggestion to developer Digital Extremes, a tribble pet for my Xbox 360 Avatar would be just the thing to get me in line on day one, hint hint. But how about you? Does J.J. Abrams' spin on the Star Trek universe interest you? If so, you should
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