STAR TREK ONLINE JOURNEYS FAR BEYOND THE STARS WITH STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE-THEMED EXPANSION
Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of free-to-play MMORPGs, and Cryptic Studios announced Star Trek Online’s fourth major expansion, Victory is Life, will launch on PC June 2018, and on consoles at a later date. The free-to-play MMORPG lets player navigate through the depths of space as a Captain of their very own starship, while exploring episodic content from Star Trek’s most popular television series and films.
The game’s newest expansion, Victory is Life, pays homage to the classic TV series, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. Captains will discover a new Jem’Hadar playable faction and experience six new episodes, featuring Deep Space Nine crew members voiced by the original actors, including Quark (Armin Shimerman), Odo (René Auberjonois), Kira Nerys (Nana Visitor), Martok (J.G. Hertzler) and several other familiar faces.
“We couldn’t think of a better way of celebrating Deep Space Nine, than resurrecting the characters so many fans adored and reuniting this special cast in Star Trek Online,” said Stephen Ricossa, executive producer for Star Trek Online.“Our new expansion pays tribute to the television series that boldly explored important social issues and left a lasting impact on an entire generation of Star Trek fans.”
Victory is Life takes Star Trek Online Captains on a maiden journey to the Gamma Quadrant, where they will discover what is left of Deep Space Nine. The legendary space station was severely damaged by the Hur’q, a new enemy who recently made their presence known to the Alliance in the game’s last featured episode, “Scylla and Charibdis.” Players must now team up with Deep Space Nine’s devoted crew members to find a way to protect the galaxy from another devastating attack.
With the release of Star Trek Online’s new PC expansion, players will discover six new episodes, starring characters voiced by ten of the original Star Trek: Deep Space Nine actors who brought the roles to life. This includes fan favorites such as Ferengi Entrepreneur Quark (Armin Shimerman), Changeling Chief of Security Odo (René Auberjonois), Commanding Starfleet Officer Kira Nerys (Nana Visitor), Klingon General Martok (J.G. Hertzler), as well as six other actors that will be revealed soon on Star Trek Online’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
For the first time ever, players will be able to experience Star Trek Onlinethrough the eyes of the Jem’Hadar, genetically engineered soldiers of the Dominion. This brand-new playable faction will start at level 60 with a variety of completed Reputations, Specialization Trees, Duty Officer tracks, and R&D progress. Victory is Life also introduces an increased level cap of 65, a new queue, added progression system and all-new Sector Battlezone, a new gameplay feature that takes players into a war between the stars to save the Gamma Quadrant. Additional features included with Victory is Life will be revealed at launch.
Star Trek Online is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game where players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship, become a Klingon Warrior and champion the Empire through the far reaches of the galaxy, or rebuild the Romulan legacy as the commander of a Romulan Republic Warbird. In Star Trek Online, players have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek universe, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species. Star Trek Online is currently available on PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.