Paramount Pictures and Namco Bandai have confirmed a deal to develop a video game based on the next Star Trek film by JJ Abrams.
In a statement both companies said that the game would go on sale in the first quarter of 2013, ahead of the films release in May of that year, for all major consoles and the PC.
“The game, through a license with CBS Consumer Products, is based on a stand-alone storyline that continues the adventure of iconic characters Kirk and Spock as they work together to stop a legendary enemy race bent on conquering the galaxy,” the statement said.
“The game’s original story is being penned by BAFTA award winner and God of War writer Marianne Krawczyk in collaboration with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, writers and producers for the upcoming Star Trek film.
“Built from the ground up as the ultimate co-op experience, the Star Trek video game lets players control both Kirk and Spock in a sweeping journey of epic proportions across unexplored planets and enemy battleships with the latest 23 rd century weapons and gear.
“Kirk and Spock’s complementary personalities result in the most fully realized and varied co-op experiences for this console generation.”