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Darkness II dev making Star Trek game

Follows J.J. Abrams' movie reboot story.

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Paramount Entertainment has announced a new Star Trek game, due out on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in summer 2012.

BioShock 2, Dark Sector and The Darkness II developer Digital Extremes is developing the "action adventure co-op game" alongside Bad Robot, K/O Paper Products and Damon Lindelof.

It has an original story penned by God of War writer Marianne Krawczyk, in collaboration with the writer/producers of the new Star Trek films, Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman. It continues on from the superb J.J. Abrams Star Trek movie reboot, released in 2009.

Players assume the role of Kirk and Spock – a first for a video game. The pair must work together to stop a "legendary enemy race" from conquering the galaxy.

A single, solitary screenshot has been released. Check it out below.

"Star Trek challenges the boundaries of co-op gameplay with a galactic adventure that gamers and fans have never experienced," said Tom Lesinski, president of Paramount Digital Entertainment.

"Working closely with the Star Trek filmmaking team throughout development, the game is sure to deliver AAA production values, a wide variety of gameplay and all the action you would expect from the hit franchise. This will be the definitive Star Trek gaming experience."

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