Villains, Actors for Star Trek Video Game Announced at E3 2012
Posted on June 16, 2012
The villains and actors for the Star Trek video game were announced at the 2012 E3 Expo by Paramount Pictures and game developer Namco Bandai. The storyline in the game occurs after the events of J.J. Abram's 2009 Star Trek reboot. The villains will be the lizard-skinned Gorn, a blood-thirsty race determined to conquer the galaxy.
Brian Miller, Senior Vice President at Paramount Pictures and lead game producer, says, "The Gorn are among the most iconic villains in the Star Trek universe and their role in this game certainly lives up to that persona. Kirk and Spock find themselves in an incredibly challenging amount of mayhem as they confront the Gorn throughout the game."
The Gorn range in size and abilities, infecting their foes with venom that can poison, cause hallucinations, and even kill. From the smaller infantry Gorn Rushers, to the larger Gorn Warriors and the massive Gorn Brutes, the Gorn provides a serious direct threat, while the wall-climbing Gorn females showcase the cunning for which this race is feared.
Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto who starred as Captain James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock in Star Trek (2009), will reprise their roles in the video game. In addition to Pine and Quinto, other actors from the 2009 film are depicted in the game including actress Zoe Saldana, in the role of Lieutenant Uhura, Simon Pegg as the benevolent Scotty, Karl Urban as Dr. Bones McCoy, John Cho as Sulu and Anton Yelchin as Chekov.
Here is a trailer for the game, which was released in April, 2012. The game is set for an early 2013 release. Take a look:
Images: Namco Bandai
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