Star Trek Online Update Coming Featuring Anthony Rapp

Perfect World Entertainment has announced that Star Trek Online: Awakening, the next update for the free-to-play MMORPG, will arrive on PC on September 10 and will arrive on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at a later date. The update will feature Lt. Commander Paul Stamets, voiced by Anthony Rapp of Star Trek: Discovery fame. The teaser trailer and details from the press release are below.

STAR TREK ONLINE: AWAKENING RETURNS CAPTAINS TO THE 25thCENTURY WITH GUEST STAR ANTHONY RAPP

Star Trek MMORPG Concludes Age of Discovery Saga and Begins New Adventure September 10

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – July 31, 2019 – Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of live service games, and Cryptic Studios announced Star Trek Online: Awakening beams down to PC on September 10 and releases on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One at a later date. Following the epic conclusion to the multi-part saga, Age of Discovery, the free-to-play Star Trek MMORPG will return to its original timeline in the 25th century. When Awakening releases this fall, players will warp to the year 2410, where they will embark on a mission to recover stolen Mycelial technology from J’Ula and the Klingons, with the help of Lt. Commander Paul Stamets (voiced by Anthony Rapp from Star Trek: Discovery) in holographic form. Captains can also access Awakening to participate in a series of exciting patrols to repair time rifts, a brand new Task Force Operation and a special Mycelial Event which rewards players with a new T6 Elachi ship for completing missions.

“Last fall marked a historical moment for Star Trek Online, as we explored the vast universe of Star Trek: Discovery and developed content in conjunction with a live Star Trek series for the very first time,” says the game’s Executive Producer Andre Emerson. “The show’s cadence also allowed us to build an expansion over time, yielding exciting new missions, dozens of unexplored starships and countless hours of story content starring original Discovery cast members. The time has now come for captains to return home to the 25th century and we cannot wait for them to experience the next chapter.”

During Age of Discovery, players witnessed J’Ula and her Klingon forces stealing Mycelial technology, which pulled them forward to the year 2410. Captains must now follow this ruthless Klingon matriarch back to the 25th century to ensure she doesn’t corrupt the entire Mycelial Network in pursuit of her own dangerous agenda. Unfortunately, the insurmountable threat J’Ula poses to the universe also draws out the Elachi, who fear her actions will lead to the destruction of their home planet – and they will stop at nothing to protect it. In order to complete their mission, Captains must rely on the help of an astromycologist expert, a sentient hologram of the legendary Lieutenant Commander Paul Stamets from the U.S.S. Discovery (voiced by Anthony Rapp), to help them track down J’Ula and repair the tears she’s caused in the fabric of space.

These events transpire over the course of a new episode debuting with Awakening this fall. The update also introduces a series of new patrols, which will send Captains on a mission with Stamets and Star Trek Online luminaries like Lukari Captain Kuumaarke to reverse the damage the Klingons have caused to the Mycelial Network. With them come a revamped Patrols System, which has been updated to allow better access to the game’s patrols and yield new rewards. Finally, players will also be able to participate in a new 5-player Task Force Operation and a special Mycelial Event, which allows them to earn a new T6 Elachi ship by completing the new episode, patrols and TFO. Additional details will be released when Awakening launches on PC September 10.

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Written by Brock Arnett

Gamer since the NES days, Boilermaker, Colts and Pacers fan. I can’t wait until my two boys are old enough to play games with me.

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