Everyone love the Gorn — after all, who doesn’t have fond memories of Kirk battling a Gorn with styrofoam rocks? I know I do, and that’s why I was excited to hear they’ll be making an appearance in Namco Bandai’s upcoming Star Trek third-person platformer. The game takes place in the Abramsverse, between the first and second film, which is currently in post production. Not surprisingly, Kirk and Spock’s appearance in the game are modeled after actors Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto respectively. We were treated to a fresh trailer during Namco Bandai’s Game Day 2012 conference the other month, but even though E3 is currently full swing, we haven’t seen any new footage just yet. They have, however, release a few more screenshots on the official website, one of which features Kirk confronting a Gorn at phaser point. Star Trek should hit consoles sometime in early 2013.
[Full disclosure: I am also currently employed with Namco Bandai Games Inc. as News Editor for their ShiftyLook brand. My role in no way coincides with the development of this title, or any subsidiary of the company, such as Namco Bandai Games America, or Namco Bandai Games Europe. My opinions regarding this title are very much my own, and do not represent those of Namco Bandai Games International or its subsidiaries in any way, shape or form. -Tim]