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Thomas Was Alone, Dead Island: Riptide, Star Trek, more added to PS Store


Another big day for the PlayStation Store as indie platformer Thomas Was Alone, zombie melee-er Dead Island: Riptide, and movie tie-in Star Trek are now available to purchase with your download dollars. Like the rest of the games in Sony’s Spring Fever promotion, Thomas Was Alone is a Cross-Buy title, meaning you’ll be able to pick up the PSN and Vita versions in the same download.

Also available this week is Ubisoft’s World War II dogfighter, Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII; the latest game in the Soul Calibur series, Soul Calibur V; Capcom’s standalone Dragon’s Dogma expansion, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen; and the retro shooter God Mode.

Finally this week, Sony has added a pair of Vita games, the ninja-riffic Draw Slasher and the ridiculously titled Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R… I mean, seriously now… there are four extra modifiers in that title. Even Capcom won’t go that far.

Hit the jump for more details on all of these games and a few others (including a new PSP game!). And be sure to visit the PlayStation Blog for a complete list of this week’s new game add-ons. (more…)

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New Releases: Lego City Undercover 3DS, Dead Island: Riptide, Star Trek, More


April is almost over and there’s plenty of new games scheduled to be released this week, including…

Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins, a 3DS prequel to Lego City Undercover that’s available in stores and the 3DS eShop today.

Available Tuesday is Deep Silver’s latest tale of zombies in paradise, Dead Island: Riptide (PC, PS3, Xbox 360). Also available is Star Trek (PC, PS3, Xbox 360), Namco Bandai’s video game prequel to next month’s Star Trek Into Darkness, and Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (PS3, Xbox 360), Capcom’s standalone expansion to last year’s Dragon’s Dogma.

Finally, this week sees the release of Puzzler World 2013, a 3DS puzzle game collection; Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, a PC side-scroller; and StarDrive, a new 4X strategy game for the PC.

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Watch William Shatner fight a costumed Gorn to promote the next Star Trek game

Because, why not?

Star Trek will be available for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on April 23. The new film, Star Trek Into Darkness, opens in theaters on May 17.

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Star Trek game beams into stores on April 23

startrek-boxA few months before Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the crew of the Enterprise, we’ll all get a chance to control Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock in Namco Bandai’s Star Trek for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Today, the publisher has confirmed that the game will be available in stores on April 23, 2013.

They’ve also announced that players who pre-order Star Trek will obtain the “Elite Officer Pack,” a downloadable bonus that includes ten costumes from the first movie as well as three additional weapons (Starfleet Type IV Stealth Sniper Rifle, U.S.S. Kelvin Hand Phaser, and Academy Phaser). The costumes will include “Stealth” uniforms, Kirk in a leather jacket, U.S.S. Kelvin uniforms, Academy uniforms, and Kobayashi Maru uniforms.

One of those is not like the others.

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Film actors join Star Trek game, battle lizard aliens The Gorn

Paramount Pictures, along with video game publisher Namco Bandai and developer Digital Extremes have revealed the enemy of their much anticipated game based on the rebooted universe of the new Star Trek films: the lethal, lizard-like species known as The Gorn. The alien race, originally designed by artist and prop designer Wah Chang, first appeared in the famous “Arena” episode of The Original Series. Although they have made subsequent appearances, including a laughable CGI version in the last TV iteration, Star Trek: Enterprise, they are seen as an iconic villain, especially for Captain Kirk, by those working on the game.

While perhaps not as famous as the Klingons, who J.J. Abrams has confirmed will be the antagonists of the sequel film, The Gorn are every bit as battle-thirsty. The game will see several distinct types of Gorn, from infantry Rushers to hardened Brutes, while the females of the species will be more cunning, able to climb walls with stealth.Carlson Choi, VP of Marketing at Namco Bandai Games America, sees The Gorn as the perfect villain for this new title:

“Great villains give our favorite characters a chance to become heroes in the process of attempting to eliminate a powerful threat, and Star Trek fans have been eagerly anticipating the moment when the antagonists of the game would be revealed. This is one of those moments and we couldn’t be more excited to give gamers a glimpse at the challenges that lie ahead for Kirk and Spock.”

Speaking of the infamous Starfleet Captain and his pointy-eared second-in-command, it had previously been revealed that the likenesses of actors Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto would be incorporated into the game, but now it has been confirmed that the actors will also lend their voices as well. Pine and Quinto will be joined in the game by the entire crew of the Enterprise: Zoe Saldana (Lieutenant Uhura), Simon Pegg (Scotty), Karl Urban (Dr. Bones McCoy), John Cho (Mr. Sulu) and Anton Yelchin (Chekov). They will all be bringing their vocal talents to the game’s script, which was written by Marianne Krawczyk (God of War), with input from the films’ writers and producers, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.

Set your phasers to stun and be prepared to beam me up in early 2013 on the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360!

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Star Trek pushed back to Q1 2013, Namco Bandai co-publishing

The new Star Trek game is set to be released in early 2013, just in time for the May 17 release of the new Star Trek film. Paramount will be working with Namco Bandai, who will be co-publishing the game.

The game, which was revealed at last year’s E3, has an original story, which is being scripted by the writers and producers of the film, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, working with BAFTA award winner and God of War writer Marianne Krawczyk. Players will play cooperatively as Kirk and Spock in the same prequel universe created by J.J. Abrams 2009 film.

Star Trek is being developed by Digital Extremes and will be released on the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. A Wii U version might also be in the cards as the press release also referenced the game’s release on “major consoles.”

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Sony @ E3 11: PSN getting exclusive digital prequel to new Star Trek game

We heard about the ambitious Star Trek co-op title coming next year, now Sony is getting in on the deal. An exclusive digital prequel chapter will be released on the PlayStation Network.

Star Trek will be released next year for the PS3 (and the Xbox 360 too).

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Star Trek game announced, details at E3

Since the success of J.J. Abrams’ take on Star Trek, there’s been a couple game outings utilizing the license, but nothing like this.

Paramount Digital Entertainment has announced the co-op, action adventure Star Trek, featuring an original, stand-alone story. God of War writer and BAFTA award winner Marianne Krawczyk has teamed up with Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman, writers and producers of the current Star Trek films, to tell a new story of Spock and Kirk, working together “to stop a legendary enemy race bent on conquering the galaxy.” The game is under development at Digital Extremes, known for the Unreal series and the upcoming The Darkness II, with an offering that “challenges the boundaries of co-op gameplay.”

With bold claims and enticing promises, Star Trek will release on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 in Summer 2012. Paramount will unveil more details about the game at next week’s E3 Expo.

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