New 'Star Trek' game will let you play as Kirk or Spock. Which would you choose?

Star Trek has a shaky history in the videogame world. For every underrated gem — like the great Macintosh graphic adventure Judgment Rites — there’s a whole host of lame Trek games with interchangeable names like Armada or Legacy or New Worlds. But today, Paramount unveiled the first trailer for a 2012 Trek game, based on the rebooted universe of J. J. Abrams’ 2009 film, and the game looks pretty cool, allowing you to play in co-op mode as either Kirk or Spock. With lots of zero-g floating and phaser battles in dark starship hallways, the game looks a little bit like Dead Space and Mass Effect — both of which are very good things. But the trailer also forces you to ask yourself: Would you rather play as the dynamo Enterprise captain, or as his cooler-than-ice second office? Check out the video and vote in our poll.


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  • Shasta

    Spock, baby. All the way.

  • pie thrower

    I want to play as Khan. KHAAAAANNNN!!!!!!!!!!

    • ks

      oooooh yea!!

  • markinnyc

    Harvey Mudd isn’t a character? Lame. I will play as snarf

    • Dicazi

      You mean Harcourt Fenton Mudd??

  • Eric

    I want to play as Uhura.

    • Flyer

      Now that we know she was getting cozy with Spock, I wouldn’t mind being her as well!

  • Eric Soraya

    Yep Khan “He Task Me”…He Task Me

    • David

      “tasks”

  • LisaMama

    Any true gamer knows you play as Kirk first and then start over with Spock – if the game is any good, that is!

  • will g alvira

    I would choose a new character called ” Spirk”.

    • will g alvira

      Or play as a ” tribble”.

    • BrandonK

      Or maybe “Kock”?
      Yes, I am a 14-year-old boy.
      No I’m not.
      :0)

  • Bones

    I want to play as the grousable Doctor McCoy. He was always my favorite, especially when he got into it with Spock.
    “You green-blooded hobgoblin, your suppose to keep that baffon out of trouble, not lead him into it!”

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