Namco Bandai has released a new trailer for their upcoming Star Trek Video Game entitled ‘Salvation’. We’re calling it the Star Trek Video Game because it doesn’t have an official subtitle to distinguish it from the 2009 movie. STVG has been getting the same kind of buzz among gamers as the upcoming J.J. Abrams movie Star Trek Into Darkness scheduled for release in May this year.
The Star Trek Video Game is itself scheduled for a April 23rd release on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
So far, much ado is made about the skydiving (space-diving?) sequences. I think they are OK but there will have to be more than just shooting Gorn behind cover. I am starting to get worried about character development. If the game is heavily scripted then there won’t be much opportunity to make choices and take alternative routes. As the game’s graphics appear to be state of the art the questions arises what will be necessary to play the game on Windows PC. So far no word yet on whether it will be released for any of the next-gen consoles such as Wii U. The Xbox-360 and PS4 won’t be released until holiday season so it is pretty much out of the questions that they will see version released.
Here is the rather epic cover of the Windows version of the game, a shame it is in black and white….