There is good news for STAR TREK fans. In fact, I should go as far as to say there is GREAT news. At least for those who like playing video and PC games as well. Bethesda Softworks, the game developer for STAR TREK: Legacy, announced early this week that they will be using the voices of ALL the five actors who played the captains in the STAR TREK Series.
For those in the know, that would mean the voices of William Shatner (Captain Kirk), Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard), Avery Brooks (Captain Benjamin Lafayette Sisko), Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway), and Scott Bakula (Captain Jonathan Archer). The actors themselves are excited about this undertaking. This is all the more significant as the STAR TREK Series celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. STAR TREK: Legacy is currently being developed for the XBOX 360 and the PC. It is planned to be launched this fall to coincide with the 40th anniversary celebration of STAR TREK.
For a STAR TREK fan, this adds a new dimension to the game play. If the graphics and action measure up to expectations, then the authentic voices of the captains would add a great deal to the whole experience. It would be just as if you were in the story itself!
Of course, merely having the real voices in the game wouldn’t be enough. The game itself should deliver. If reports are to be believed, fans won’t be disappointed. Playing as an Admiral, you can battle it out in space and test your skills. You can play online or via the single-player campaign mode.
As for me, I can’t wait for fall!