Atari and Cryptic Studios launch Star Trek Online


MUMBAI: Videogame publisher Atari and developer Cryptic Studios, have launched the new PC MMO, Star Trek Online.


Taking place in the year 2409, players have the opportunity to become a high ranking Starfleet officer and participate in missions that take them into the depths of space, across exotic planets and even inside other starships. Star Trek Online offers total customization, from a player’s avatar to the ship he captains.


"After much anticipation, we are pleased to present Star Trek Online to fans and gamers nationwide," said Atari SA CEO Jeff Lapin.


"Throughout the last four decades, Star Trek has been a mainstay in pop culture, influencing legions of trekkers through television, film, and more. We expect Star Trek Online to give fans and gamers an unprecedented Star Trek experience."


Additionally, legendary actor Leonard Nimoy and Hollywood’s latest Spock, Zachary Quinto, have both lent their voices to the game. Nimoy voices the introduction for Star Trek Online and other key scenes in-game. Quinto plays the part of an Emergency Medial Hologram and voices the tutorial for this online role-playing game, teaching fans how to explore the Star Trek Online universe, improve their characters, attain higher ranks, succeed in space combat and excel on away missions.