The Star Trek video game will have Kirk and Spock encounter The Gorn race as their primary villain, it was revealed at E3 2012. And really, The Gorn are the ideal enemy for Namco’s follow-up to J.J. Abram’s movie. They’re blood-thirsty, self-sacrificing warriors, they’re bent on taking over the galaxy and, best of all, they're venom-carrying reptiles.
Kirk and Spock are going to have their hands full with The Gorn. Luckily, Star Trek will be a co-op action-adventure game, so you are a buddy can save the galaxy together. We got to preview Star Trek and its drop-in, drop-out co-op gameplay earlier this year, but the enemy remained a mystery at that time. We won't get an opportunity to take on The Gorn until sometime in 2013, though. While Namco and Paramount Pictures finally revealed The Gorn as the new enemy, they didn’t announce a Star Trek release date past the wide window of “Q1 2013.”
Star Trek the video game is being developed by Ontario-based Digital Extremes - you may remember them from games such as BioShock 2 and The Darkness II. Luckily, the team is being given a lot of time to develop this PC, Xbox 360 and PC game. That should make up for the downloadable Star Trek D-A-C game that Paramount released as a movie tie-in in 2009.