Movie games are always almost consistently horribad, right? Namco/Bandai’s upcoming Star Trek game looks like it has the wherewithal to pull through and be one of the few gems of the movie-game genre. The game takes place within J.J. Abrams’ new reimaged Star Trek universe. The game allows 2 players to control both Kirk and Spock in what the developers called “Asymmetrical gameplay”. What they wanted to have players experience was the natural camaraderie of Kirk and Spock by having each player’s action potentially effect the other player. A great example of this was when the duo encounter a Gorn that is intent on smashing both of them to a bloody pulp. While in combat, Kirk and Spock are unable to phase this hulking lizard-alien, that is until Spock takes out his tricorder and scans the enemy, showing his weak spots. After he does this, Kirk can see where he needs to fire at since the week points are now highlighted with a red glow. The game also seems to feature a dialogue wheel while on the Enterprise and also 2 player QTE events. From everything we saw, the game looks to be a badass addition to the movie-game genre.
Check out this gameplay to get a better idea of what we can expect!