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This Star Trek Online "Ancient Enemies" Trailer teases the upcoming Season Two in Cryptic’s Trekkie MMORPG. As the title suggest, this centers around some ancient enemies, though they don’t look all that decrepit, which may be thanks to Botox. The clip follows.
There’s a certain mystique that Klingons hold for Star Trek fans, having shown up for many different stories in every show and even several movies. That’s not even counting the fact that they have an entire language to back them up. So it’s probably not a huge surprise that the most recent Ask Cryptic has been dedicated to questions about the Klingon Empire in Star Trek Online. Players have enjoyed the concept, but there have been more than a few expressions of disappointment at the lack of non-PvP options for the faction and the customization available (or not available) to the participants.
The short version is that many of the things being asked for by Klingon players are coming — more customization, more ship types, and more options to advance oneself without blasting honorless Federation ships out of the sky. There’s even a promise of opportunities for the two factions to interact outside of combat, although the question of capturing landmarks via PvP is met with a negative. One of the responses also hints that there may be yet more factions in the game. All of the questions may be found here, which promise an interesting future for Klingons and Federation players alike in Star Trek Online.
Two weeks ago, Atari’s turnaround experienced a sizable hiccup when the publisher announced an annual loss of $319 million and the departure of high-profile executive Phil Harrison. Following the earnings announcement, Atari CEO David Gardner told GameSpot that the publisher had significantly cleaned house, canceling a number of projects and shifting the publisher’s focus to taking its franchises online.
One leader in the online department is Cryptic Studios, which Atari acquired in December. With Champions Online for the PC slated for September, an Xbox 360 edition to follow later this year, and Star Trek Online due by April 2010, the City of Heroes creator may now be prepping yet one more massively multiplayer online venture.
Variety is reporting today that Atari plans to leverage its Dungeons & Dragons license with a new MMOG based on the Neverwinter Nights fantasy role-playing universe. Citing unspecified sources, the Hollywood trade reports that Atari hopes to release the online title in 2011, though no other details on the project were revealed. However, Variety did say that a Neverwinter Nights MMOG was a primary reason for Atari’s acquisition of Cryptic last year.
BioWare, better known as the studio behind Mass Effect and the upcoming MMOG Star Wars: The Old Republic, crafted the well-regarded original Neverwinter Nights for PCs in 2002. Alpha Protocol studio Obsidian Entertainment developed Neverwinter Nights 2 for Atari, a game that received high marks in 2006.
If reports of a Neverwinter Nights MMOG prove accurate, it would be Atari’s second attempt at bringing the Dungeons & Dragons franchise to the online gaming hemisphere. In 2006, the publisher teamed with Turbine Inc. on Dungeons & Dragons Online, a game that received decent reviews but lackluster commercial success. Just today, Turbine said it would begin offering a free-to-play, microtransaction-supported option this summer.
Star Trek Online allows you to captain your own starship, but what that ship looks like on the inside is mostly up to your imagination. At the moment, it’s only possible to visit the bridge. That may be changing in the future though.
"Anything we can do to make the game feel even more like Star Trek is something we want to do. So, definitely, we want to give people more of their ship," executive producer Craig Zinkievich told IncGamers.
"This is one of those things we want to get perfect before introducing it to players, though. It’s going to be an undertaking."
Cryptic Studios only launched their sci-fi MMO, Star Trek Online, last week and they have already released the first content update for the game. In what they promise to be the first of many content updates is ”The Borg Hub” – a series of episodes dealing with what has occured within the Borg Collective since the confrontation of the U.S.S. Voyager with the Borg Queen at the end of the television series, Star Trek Voyager. This new content is aimed at higher level players of level 43 and above.You can see the new Borg Collective trailer below, and some new screenshots of the content upgrade After the Break!