While I usually hate video game tie-ins, everything I’ve seen and learned about the upcoming Star Trek video game makes me believe it’s something special. Not only does the game look cool, but executive producer and screenwriter Roberto Orci says it will function as canon. Orci says, “It’s going to be a story that fits into our movies, and fits into between the first two movies. We would not allow a game to go out if it was not somehow a part of the continuity.” I’m assuming “we” means co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof, and director J.J. Abrams.
While news about the Star Trek video game has been quiet the past year, last week Paramount Pictures showed off a new trailer at Namco’s Gamer’s Day and they’ve now sent it over so everyone can check it out. They’ve also sent over a few new pieces of concept art. If you’re a Star Trek fan and dig video games, after watching the trailer you’ll be sold.
For more on what Orci has said about the video game, click here. But here’s a choice quote:
“What’s great about the game is that it gets to show that middle step. You get to see Kirk and Spock in a way you’re not going to in the movie. They’re becoming friends; they’re going on adventures you’re not going to see in the movies. The game is giving you new insight into who they are. We want to make sure that in a way the game is its own movie. I don’t want to give away who the villains are, but the people in the game might be people who end up in the movie. I like to think of the game as a movie we’ve might have done. We treat the game with the same respect. I can say that the villains are very much in canon.”
The Star Trek video game arrives in early next year for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Finally, if you missed it, here’s the last Star Trek game trailer that premiered at E3 2011.