A couple of major announcements have been made in relation to the new Star Trek video game being developed and published by Namco Bandai.
Namco and Paramount Pictures made the announcements, starting with the confirmation that most of J.J. Abrams’ 2009 blockbuster movie cast will be returning to voice their characters in the game. The cast will include Chris Pine as Captain Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Simon Pegg as Scotty, Zoe Saldana as Uhura, John Cho as Sulu, Karl Urban as Dr. McCoy, and Anton Yelchin as Chekov. The cast just wrapped filming on the highly anticipated movie sequel, currently scheduled for release in 2013.
Next up it was announced what the game’s villain will be. Taking on the role of the primary antagonist will be the Gorn (seen above), a bloodthirsty lizard-skinned race that’s determined to rule the galaxy. With billions of warriors spread out over thousands of different colonies, the Gorn use their dangerous venom and willingness to sacrifice to kill many and destroy worlds.
Many different types of Gorn enemies will be encountered throughout the game, ranging from Gorn Rushers, a smaller infantry-type enemy, and larger Gorn Warriors, to the huge Gorn Brutes and wall-climbing and highly intelligent Gorn females. They’ll rely on plenty of technology as well as their venom, which can poison, cause hallucinations, or even kill you, to try and make your day a living hell.
You can see more images and learn more at the game’s official site.