One of the most compelling games of E3 2011 was Star Trek, the first co-op game featuring Kirk and Spock as playable characters, and based on J.J. Abrams’ new Star Trek films. This year at E3, the “geek cred” has skyrocketed, as Paramount and Konami have unveiled that The Gorn, the fabled lizard-like race from the original TV series, is going to be an enemy in the Star Trek videogame. In fact, the entire co-op game is based on a standalone storyline in which Kirk and Spock have to work together to stop the Gorn from conquering the galaxy.
A military dictatorship, the Gorn are made up of billions of self-sacrificing warriors across thousands of colonies, each focused on the conquest of alien races. By utilizing their chaos-causing infectious venom, the Gorn seed mayhem and destruction as they destroy populations and deplete planets of their resources.
In 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. Technologically capable and possessing the antithesis of Federation ideals, the Gorn pose a devastating threat to Starfleet, the Enterprise and its crew.
With a storyline occurring after the events of J.J. Abram’s 2009 Star Trek reboot, the Star Trek videogame puts players in the shoes of Captain James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock, inviting them to work together to take on the ferocious Gorn. Built specifically to be a co-op experience, the game sets players on a journey across unexplored planets and enemy battleships with the latest 23rd century weapons and gear.
We have a full demo slated for later this week. In the meantime, check out our Star Trek article from before E3 2011 for more info until we can get updated impressions.